Tottenham Hotspur hosted Manchester City in North London on the first weekend of the Premier League season and pulled off a surprise 1-0 victory thanks to a Son Heung-min goal. After the home loss for City, it was shocking for everyone that Spurs did the double over the champions and the league leaders.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised Harry Kane’s ability to bring him into the match after the England captain scored a match-best score in Spurs’ 3-2 Premier League victory. Harry Kane called on Tottenham Hotspur to demonstrate the stability needed to qualify for next season in the Champions League after scoring two goals in a stunning 3-2 win over Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday. Harry Kane was once Manchester City’s summer transfer target, scoring two goals, including a dramatic winning goal to give Tottenham Hotspur a win that snapped a three-game losing streak and pushed them four points back in the Champions League race for next season.
Lloris did not stop Raheem Sterling‘s cross into the box from the left, who gave Ilkay Gundogan a chance to shoot into the net, making the score 1-1. Still, the most critical story had not yet been written: Harry Kane scored two goals after the break where City equalised once through Riyad Mahrez‘s Penalty in the added time to see Harry Kane score the winner a few minutes later. Manchester City fans thought they were out of trouble when Riyad Mahrez shot a penalty high into the net, but Dejan Kulusevski made sure Spurs got all three points when his cross from the right did it. Conte and his coaching staff exploded on the touchline. Tottenham’s Harry Kane is a devastating finisher on both feet.
Manchester City could have still cut Tottenham’s profits from time to time, but when Kevin De Bruyne and Sterling teamed up from the left, Bernardo Silva could not realise the cut, his boot stuck in the Etihad turf. When Walker’s cross swept across the six-yard court without anyone meeting him, no one could help to feel that Manchester City could be better off with a real centre-forward lurking on the shoulders of Tottenham’s defence, rather than a group of creators playing in front of them. However, on Saturday, it was easy to see how Harry Kane achieved so much with so little (6 shots, 28 per cent possession) at one end of the pitch, while Manchester City’s long-range strikers and central midfielders got so little from so much (21 shots, 72 per cent ball possession) on the other side.