LONDON (AP) — Along with his crew prime of the English Premier League, Jose Mourinho loved bragging rights over Pep Guardiola of their longstanding rivalry as Tottenham beat Manchester Metropolis 2-Zero on Saturday.
Chelsea moved as much as second whereas Aston Villa’s sturdy early type continued to fade.
A typical Guardiola vs. Mourinho sport noticed Metropolis benefit from the lion’s share of possession, solely to be annoyed by Tottenham’s compact protection and sliced aside on counter-attacks.
“Everybody labored their socks off,” Tottenham ahead Harry Kane advised Sky Sports activities. “We knew within the second half that probabilities could be out there and fortunately we took some in the long run.”
Kane has both scored or assisted a minimum of one purpose in every of his final eight league video games. Mourinho was marking a 12 months in cost at Tottenham, whereas Guardiola acknowledged he had work to do to show Metropolis’s season round after signing a two-year contract extension.
Son Heung-min gave Tottenham the lead within the fifth minute when Kane pulled each Metropolis center-backs out of place, leaving the best way clear for the South Korean to latch onto Tanguy Ndombele’s cross and rating. With a one-goal benefit, Tottenham was comfortable to sit down again and deflect Metropolis’s assaults.
Metropolis has but to attain on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in three visits since Tottenham moved in final 12 months. Aymeric Laporte briefly thought he had ended that run, however his purpose was disallowed as a result of Gabriel Jesus managed the ball along with his arm earlier than passing to Laporte.
Metropolis pushed up and left house for Tottenham to counter. Kane had three passing choices on a 65th-minute break and he opted for Giovani Lo Celso, who scored along with his first motion after approaching in its place.
Tottenham has 20 factors, two greater than Chelsea and Leicester.
Timo Werner missed probabilities to attain for Chelsea, however he nonetheless lifted the crew to a 2-Zero win at Newcastle.
The Germany ahead introduced the ball out of his personal half on a lightning solo counter earlier than laying it off to Tammy Abraham to attain the profitable purpose. It was Abraham’s third purpose in his final three video games for Chelsea.
Chelsea had earlier taken the lead when Newcastle defender Federico Fernandez knocked Mason Mount’s cross into his personal internet. Scoring on the right finish of the sphere was a lot harder for Newcastle, whose first shot on purpose did not come till a deflected shot within the 82nd minute.
Chelsea ends the day second within the Premier League, above Leicester on purpose distinction.
After its high-flying begin to the season, Aston Villa seems to be more and more earthbound.
Solly March’s purpose from the sting of the field gave Brighton a 2-1 win at Villa, however it might have completed otherwise after a contentious stoppage-time incident.
March reached for the ball and caught Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan and the referee gave a penalty, solely to reverse his choice after watching the incident once more. Video evaluate indicated March performed the ball.
Villa has misplaced three of its final 4 league video games, whereas Brighton claimed its first win since Sept. 20 and now has a six-point cushion to the relegation zone.
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