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Mourinho gets upper hand against Guardiola as Spurs dispatch City and move to the summit of the table

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Tottenham Hotspur went top of the Premier League after producing a display of clinical efficiency and tactical discipline to beat Manchester City.

In the usual battle of wits between Jose Mourinho and his old adversary Pep Guardiola, the Spurs manager came out on top as his team’s season gathered further momentum.

Son Heung-min put Spurs in front after five minutes, finishing coolly from Tanguy Ndombele’s pass before Manchester City had a first-half goal ruled out by VAR for a handball by Gabriel Jesus after Aymeric Laporte’s finish.

City continued to enjoy greater possession but Spurs, as you would expect from a Mourinho side, were fiercely drilled and resilient, taking their chance when it came to double their advantage and finish the game.

It came in the 65th minute after a dream substitution from Mourinho, Giovani lo Celso beating Ederson with a low finish from another Kane pass 35 seconds after coming on for Tanguy Ndombele – the only cloud for Spurs coming with a late injury to Toby Alderweireld after an outstanding performance.

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Tottenham Hotspur went top of the Premier League after producing a display of clinical efficiency and tactical discipline to beat Manchester City.

 

In the usual battle of wits between Jose Mourinho and his old adversary Pep Guardiola, the Spurs manager came out on top as his team’s season gathered further momentum.

 

Son Heung-min put Spurs in front after five minutes, finishing coolly from Tanguy Ndombele’s pass before Manchester City had a first-half goal ruled out by VAR for a handball by Gabriel Jesus after Aymeric Laporte’s finish.

 

City continued to enjoy greater possession but Spurs, as you would expect from a Mourinho side, were fiercely drilled and resilient, taking their chance when it came to double their advantage and finish the game.

 

It came in the 65th minute after a dream substitution from Mourinho, Giovani lo Celso beating Ederson with a low finish from another Kane pass 35 seconds after coming on for Tanguy Ndombele – the only cloud for Spurs coming with a late injury to Toby Alderweireld after an outstanding performance.

 

 

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  • It is the first time since August 2014 that Tottenham will finish a day top of the Premier League and the first time they have done so after at least nine top-flight games since January 1985.
  • Meanwhile, 12 points from eight games is Manchester City’s lowest points total at this stage of a Premier League season since 2008-09, while their 10 goals scored is their lowest after eight games since 2006-07.
  • Tottenham have won back-to-back league games against Manchester City for the first time since October 2016
  • City have had 41 shots in their past two league games against Spurs but have lost both without scoring.
  • Tottenham have scored more goals in the first half of Premier League games than any other side this season, with their 11 in the opening 45 minutes more than City have scored in the competition this season (10).
  • Son has scored five goals in five games in all competitions against Manchester City and his strike after four minutes 19 seconds was the earliest City have conceded in the league since December 2016, against Arsenal.
  • Kane has provided nine assists in his nine Premier League games this season, after providing just eight assists in his previous three campaigns, or 94 games, combined.

 

Both sides are in European action in midweek, as Manchester City travel to Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday (17:55 GMT) and Tottenham host Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday (20:00).

City then host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday (15:00), before Spurs are away to Chelsea on Sunday (16:30).Both sides are in European action in midweek, as Manchester City travel to Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday (17:55 GMT) and Tottenham host Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday (20:00).

City then host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday (15:00), before Spurs are away to Chelsea on Sunday (16:30).

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Uk government to allow 1000 fans to watch Anthony vs Pulev fight at wembley stadium

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One thousand fans will be allowed to watch the coming boxing big battle between English and Nigeria star Anthony Joshua and Bulgarian opponent Kubrat Pulev.

This will be the first time this year that the United Kingdom government will be allowing fans into the stadium since March due to the serious disturbance of deadly COVID-19. Coronavirus disturbed virtually all sporting activities in England and the rest of the world as the Premier League games was also stopped for three months. And since the return of football in England and other parts of the world, the English government are still locking all stadiums so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Anthony Joshua will be putting his heavyweight titles on the line against Kubrat Pulev in a duel that will come up on December 12.

According to the report on Daily Mail, PDC chairman Barry Hearn explained that he is waiting for more information from the UK government. ‘We are geared up for fans to come back. If they give me 1,000 I will be over the moon but we waiting on more information from the government and health authorities. ‘We have got the AJ fight coming up as well without a ticketing agency, but believe you me we are standing by and waiting to press a big red button on my desk.” Anthony Joshua’s last professional fight was against Andy Ruiz and the 31-year-old did well to beat the Mexican and collected his titles back

One thousand fans will be allowed to watch the coming boxing big battle between English and Nigeria star Anthony Joshua and Bulgarian opponent Kubrat Pulev.

 

 

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