ENGLAND.- A duel with a lot of morbid on the benches, monopolized the spotlight on the English football billboard for this Saturday.
After 9 months, Mou Y Pep faced each other for the twenty-fourth time, this being the second with the Portuguese representing the colors of the Tottenham, after their 2-0 victory against the citizens, in February of this year.
The tonic of the game was what was expected, with the City from Guardiola taking the initiative of the party through his already well-known philosophy. But in front was the solid London team of Mourinho, used to creating danger with his dizzying transitions and a deadly duo.
Kane and Son, synonymous with goals for Tottenham
The verticality of the game in its maximum expression, was exhibited by the locals only 5 minutes after the first stage.
starting from a quick serve executed by Lloris, it was Ndombele who leaked a ball into space, to find Heung-Min Son all alone, unbranded, beating his back on a misplaced defense of the City.
The South Korean did not shrink in hand-to-hand in front of Ederson, defining between the legs of the Brazilian goalkeeper to position himself as the scoring leader in the Premier. There are already 9 goals in 9 games for the fast winger of the spurs.
But his main partner in the attack was also not far behind. Harry Kane showed up at 65 to attend a Young Lo Celso who touched his first ball in the game.
Not a minute had elapsed since the Argentine entered the field to replace Ndombele, when he was already drilling the nets after receiving from Kane inside the area, culminating a fierce counterattack with a crossed left foot that left no options for Ederson.
Ninth assist for Harry Kane in this competition, an overwhelming figure considering his participation as a scorer or assistant in 16 of the 21 goals Tottenham has scored in the league tournament.
It was not the night for Pep’s
Walls, medium and long distance shots, those directed by Guardiola They tried everything but could not get past the solid defensive block posed by the London side, who made two of their four attempts on goal.
A goal of Laporte at 27 of the initial part, it was the closest the Manchester City to put numbers on the scoreboard. However, control with the hand of Gabriel Jesus caused the cancellation of the rally, after the central referee Mike Dean I will review it in the WHERE.
So the Tottenham he got his sixth win in 9 Premier League games, temporarily positioning himself as the tournament leader with 20 points. The spurs break a six-year streak without reaching the top of the English Championship, Well, the last time they did it was in August 2014.
Furthermore, this result represents the second consecutive win for Mourinho on Guardiola. The seventh of the Portuguese if you consider the total history of the series, between two of the best strategists that have ever existed.
In general terms, the hegemony of the Catalan in this special rivalry is still maintained, accumulating 11 victories and 6 draws of the 24 confrontations that have been registered so far.
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