If Guardiola is the prophet of modern football, the Superman of 21st century coaches, Mourinho is, without any doubt, kryptonitepure. What a way he has to make life bitter for him, and also make it bitter at the worst moment. He did it with Inter in the Champions League, he did it with Real Madrid in La Liga, he did it with United when the Catalan was fighting to kill the Premier and he has done it again now in the worst league start ever signed by one of his teams. Manchester City is, with today’s defeat against Tottenham, no less than 10th, but it can even remain 16th if the stars conspire against it. Very dark night for a team that can see the lead at 9 points when the day ends.
On the other side of the coin, Mourinho can hardly imagine a better gift to celebrate his first anniversary on the Tottenham bench than sinking the citizens Guardiola to claim the momentary leadership of the Premier League. Just thinking about it, the Portuguese must be licking his lips and preparing to enjoy a week of glory. His were exactly that, his, a very committed team at the back, with a good attitude in pressure and very fast on the counter.
Thus came the first goal, that of Son in the first minutes, a goal in which Ndombele knew how to see a lack of coordination of the defense skyblue to put in a fantastic pass that the South Korean took advantage of to beat an Ederson with great class who did not see it coming. The goal left the Premier runners up so stunned that Kane got to mark in another brilliant play, although this time the so much was annulled for offside.
As soon as he got over it, the response from the Mancunian team was, however, brutal. A constant siege from which it is not known how the Londoners came out alive and in which Laporte came to score despite the fact that the referee canceled the goal in the VAR for a previous hand from Gabriel Jesús. Who scored, however, was Lo Celso in the second half taking advantage of another speed action of about spurs in which, by the way, Gareth Bale did not play, that arrived very tired of the international commitments with Wales.
Giovani lo celso (64 ‘, Tanguy NDombele Alvaro), Sterling (71 ‘, Mahrez), Foden (71 ‘, Bernardo Silva), Lucas Moura (72 ‘, Steven Bergwijn), Rodon (80 ‘, Alderweireld)
1-0, 4 ‘: Heung-min son, 2-0, 64 ‘: Giovani lo celso
Referee: Mike Dean
VAR Referee: Kevin Friend
Sissoko (41 ‘, Yellow) Rúben Days (86 ‘, Yellow) Ferran Torres (87 ‘, Yellow) Kane (89 ‘, Yellow