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MetiNews.Com - Manchester City fell to a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.
Breaking News ! Manchester City slipped to their second defeat of the season on Saturday as they lost 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have become a bogey team for City in recent seasons and it took them just five minutes to go ahead when Son Heung-min beat the off-side trap to slot the ball under Ederson. City tried to fight back into the game and felt aggrieved when Aymeric Laporte's equaliser was ruled out due to a handball from Gabriel Jesus, but Pep Guardiola's side lacked a cutting edge in front of goal. Giovani Lo Celso doubled Spurs' lead just 30 seconds after coming on off the bench and the result was sealed, seeing the Blues drop to 11th place. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Here is how the national media have reacted to the game: BBC "Manchester City clearly had a grievance against the decision to rule out Laporte's goal for handball against Jesus that left them nursing a sense of injustice. However, it would still disappoint Guardiola that his team had so much of the ball but actually did so little with it when it came to seriously testing Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. "It has become something of pattern with Manchester City and this was another occasion, although Guardiola did not feel able to risk the likes of Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero other than on the substitutes' bench, reducing their level of threat. "City were easily unpicked by Ndombele's pass for Son's early strike and there was almost a sense of inevitability that their toothlessness would end with Spurs sweeping up the other end to add a second through Lo Celso. Read More Related Articles Pep Guardiola's first task after new Man City contract is fixing an unfamiliar issue Read More Related Articles Man City have already used up all their lives in Premier League title race with Spurs defeat "It is hardly panic stations for City as they stand eight points off the top with a game in hand. This is shaping up as a season with many twists and turns to come - but this was another unsatisfactory result and performance. "Aguero's now regular fitness issues rob Guardiola and City of their most lethal finisher in and around the box, the 32-year-old Argentine still the most reliable goalscorer at the club but now seemingly troubled too much by injury. "Guardiola will now move into the next phase of his reign at City after signing a two-year contract extension and preparing for the day they have to do without one of their all-time great players will soon be an issue. "This is still a Manchester City side packed with world-class players but this was another of those days that have been happening since the start of last season when they simply lack a ruthless edge and end up being punished. It is a problem Guardiola needs to resolve - and quickly." The Guardian "For José Mourinho, this was the definition of a plan coming together. There was the satisfaction of introducing Giovani Lo Celso in the 64th minute and seeing him score Tottenham’s second goal almost immediately, with his first involvement. But it went deeper than that, as Spurs got the result to carry them to the top of the Premier League table. Read More Related Articles Pep Guardiola has one big challenge to make a success of Man City season Read More Related Articles Man City player ratings vs Tottenham as Ederson and Riyad Mahrez poor "Lo Celso’s goal was just one part of Mourinho, in the vernacular of his trade, doing a number on Manchester City and his rival and counterpart, Pep Guardiola. "Spurs set up to contain City and they contained them.
. "Son Heung-min got the opener early on, following Tanguy Ndombele’s ball over the top, and Lo Celso finished after Spurs went from box-to-box through two players. The excellent Toby Alderweireld cleared from the edge of his own area to Harry Kane, who was just behind halfway, and he drove the break before passing to Lo Celso, who had bent a clever run up the inside left channel. "Guardiola’s team looked to play their normal game, hogging possession and carrying the fight to their opponents. But it was all a little flat and predictable and, time and again, they ran aground on Spurs’s defence, in which Eric Dier also impressed. Guardiola had signed a two-year contract extension on Thursday, blowing away a dark cloud, but there was no immediate tonic. "City remain in mid-table with plenty to ponder, not least the question about where the goals have gone. They have scored just 10 in eight league games this season and it is a far cry from their days of running up cricket scores."
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Sky Sports "New Premier League leaders Tottenham made a big title statement as a vintage Jose Mourinho operation saw them beat Manchester City 2-0. "Spurs had just 33 per cent possession and four shots to City's 22, but once again came away with victory against Pep Guardiola's City in a clinical smash-and-grab show at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. "During a lively opening, Spurs took the lead as Son tucked under Ederson from the edge of the box after Tanguy Ndombele's chipped pass caught out a high City line (5). It was Spurs' only shot on goal in the first 59 minutes as Mourinho's side soaked up City pressure. "Despite some City half-chances either side of the break, Mourinho's approach continued to work as they snatched a second, man-of-the-match Harry Kane turning brilliantly on halfway and feeding Giovani Lo Celso to finish under Ederson again just 35 seconds after coming on (65). "City were ragged thereon as Spurs closed out victory, and the result means Mourinho, celebrating one year at Spurs, sees his side sit atop the Premier League for 24 hours at least. City's poor start continues, sitting 10th with just 12 points from eight games."