In an epic managerial battle between Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, the Special One managed to have the last laugh.
Premier League gameweek began with both the managers having a chit-chat against each other. However, Tottenham Hotspur emerged victorious in a highly anticipated match between potential title contenders.
Manchester City started with a 4-3-3 formation whereas the Spurs started with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Citizens dominated the game but they couldn’t score a goal, even with 22 shots.
Tottenham Hotspur had a better game with only 4 shots overall but 2 of them converted into goals. The goals were scored by Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso in the 5th and 65th minutes respectively.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho expressed his emotions after this important fixture:
Jose Mourinho was quick to express his feeling after this special win over rival Pep Guardiola.
“Big hearts, big solidarity, a proper team. A team that I believe makes Tottenham fans proud.
“I am very happy because to have that discipline, you need more than discipline. You need also a big desire to do it, also big solidarity,– Jose Mourinho
Spurs moved to the top of the Premier League table for the first time since August 2014. Whereas for Pep, it has been a very stressful season so far that his team sits at 11th position in the league table.
In the remaining Saturday fixtures, Chelsea moved on to a second spot as they defeated Newcastle United 2-0. Chelsea got the gift early on as an own goal conceded by Federico Fernandez around 10th minute. Tammy Abraham scored the second goal after a fiery run and an assist by Timo Werner.
In another match, Brighton stunned Aston Villa at Villa Park by 1-2, a team who impressed in the first few initial matches. Brighton registered only their 5th Premier League win in their last 27 matches.
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