Tottenham ended the day on high of the Premier League desk because of a tactically-disciplined efficiency in beating Manchester City 2-0 on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night.
Spurs acquired off to the right begin when inside 5 minutes Son Heung-min broke City’s excessive line and ran via on purpose, accumulating Tanguy Ndombele‘s move earlier than slotting the ball between Ederson’s legs.
From that second on it was just about a Jose Mourinho masterclass as he instructed his aspect to sit down deep, block out Man City’s often incisive assaults, and limit Pep Guardiola‘s males to crosses from large.
City sometimes appeared harmful after they managed to move the ball via Tottenham’s block, and they did have the ball within the web halfway via the primary half, although Aymeric Laporte‘s purpose was accurately dominated out when it was adjudged that Gabriel Jesus had dealt with the ball within the construct up.
The second half was far more end-to-end, and though City loved extra possession it was Tottenham who appeared the extra harmful when profitable the ball and hitting the Citizens on the counter-attack, as demonstrated when scoring their second purpose.
Spurs received possession in their very own penalty space and performed the ball to Harry Kane – who was excellent on the day – in the course of the park. The England striker turned and ran on the City defence, earlier than taking part in a perfectly-weighted move to Giovani lo Celso who fired the ball residence simply seconds after approaching instead.
The 2-0 Correct Score was matched at a excessive of 46.045/1 In-Play, whereas the victory for Tottenham took them again to the highest of the desk, a place they held for just some hours earlier than the worldwide break.
Stroll within the St James’ Park for Blues
It was Chelsea who had gone high of the desk themselves earlier within the day because of a 2-0 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park.
In a completely dominant show – Frank Lampard’s males having fun with 92% possession in a single 10-minute spell throughout the first half – the Blues went forward inside 10 minutes when Federico Fernandez turned the ball into his personal web on the again publish following Mason Mount‘s low cross.
Timo Werner wasted just a few golden alternatives to double Chelsea’s lead however the striker was the architect behind Tammy Abraham‘s purpose when he produced a blinding run and move halfway via the second half to help his teammate.
Before Sunday’s late sport between Liverpool and Leicester, Chelsea had been buying and selling at round 6.411/2 within the Premier League Winner market, simply behind Tottenham who’ve been lower to 6.05/1. Liverpool are the slight favourites at 3.412/5, simply forward of Man City at 3.613/5.
More distress for backside sides
It’s been one other poor weekend for the relegation-threatened sides with West Brom, Fulham and Sheffield United all shedding by single-goal margins.
Following Brighton’s win at Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon a five-point hole opened up between the Seagulls in sixteenth, and the 4 groups under them within the desk.
That hole was maintained when the Baggies had been unlucky to lose 1-0 at Manchester United in a sport dominated by two controversial VAR penalty selections, whereas the Cottagers missed a second-half penalty when shedding 3-2 at residence to Everton on Sunday afternoon; Dominic Calvert-Lewin including one other two targets to his already spectacular tally this season for the Toffees.
Following Fulhams’s defeat the Blades misplaced 1-0 at residence to West Ham which means Chris Wilder’s males sit all-time low of the desk having collected only one level from a attainable 27 this season.
In the Relegation market Fulham might be backed at 1.341/3 to go down, whereas West Brom are additionally strongly fancied for the drop, buying and selling at 1.42/5 with Sheff United additionally odds-on at 1.845/6.
Man United’s much-needed win took them as much as tenth within the desk, three factors behind Everton in sixth and one behind the Hammers in eighth. The Red Devils can be found to again at 1.548/15 within the Top 6 Finish market, with the Toffees buying and selling at across the 3.02/1 mark and West Ham at 12.011/1.