EPL: Mourinho Bests Guardiola As Spurs Go Top

Jose Mourinho guided Tottenham to the top of the English Premier League with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

City had most of the ball and created more chances but goals from Son Heung-min and substitute Giovani lo Celso – 35 seconds after his introduction – sealed a fourth successive league win for Spurs.

Captain Harry Kane notched up his ninth assist in as many matches when he teed up Lo Celso midway through the second half, after Son had slotted in his ninth goal of the campaign five minutes into the contest from Tanguy Ndombele’s lofted pass.

Both sides had a goal disallowed in the first half, with Kane ruled to be offside at after a sweeping team move and referee Mike Dean consulting the pitch-side monitor before cancelling Aymeric Laporte’s goal for a handball by Gabriel Jesus for handball in the build-up.

Victory moves Spurs two points above Chelsea and Leicester City, though the Foxes can reclaim top spot with victory over champions Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Defeat leaves City 10th and eight points off the leaders – but with a game in hand.