Tottenham 2-0 Man City: Son Heung-min and Giovani lo Celso send Spurs top

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Son Heung-min celebrates scoring Tottenham's opener against Manchester CitySon Heung-min has nine goals and two assists in nine Premier League games this season

Tottenham moved top of the Premier League as Jose Mourinho's side claimed a hard-fought victory over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

City dominated in both possession and 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 set up Lo Celso with his ninth assist in as many league matches 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, as Kane strayed offside at the end of a sweeping team move and referee Mike Dean retrospectively penalised Gabriel Jesus for handball in the build-up to Aymeric Laporte's strike.

Spurs are two points above Chelsea and Leicester City, though the Foxes can reclaim top spot with victory over champions Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday (19:15 GMT).

Defeat leaves City 10th and eight points off the early pace - but with a game in hand.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Squad number1Player nameLloris

Squad number24Player nameAurier

Squad number4Player nameAlderweireld

Squad number15Player nameDier

Squad number3Player nameReguilón

Squad number17Player nameSissoko

Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg

Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min

Squad number28Player nameNdombele

Squad number23Player nameBergwijn

Squad number10Player nameKane

Squad number14Player nameRodon

Squad number18Player nameLo Celso

Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura

Manchester City

Squad number31Player nameEderson

Squad number2Player nameWalker

Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias

Squad number14Player nameLaporte

Squad number27Player nameJoão Cancelo

Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne

Squad number16Player nameRodri

Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva

Squad number26Player nameMahrez

Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus

Squad number21Player nameTorres

Squad number7Player nameSterling

Squad number47Player nameFoden

Line-ups

Tottenham

1Lloris24Aurier4AlderweireldSubstituted forRodonat 81'minutes15Dier3Reguilón17SissokoBooked at 42mins5Højbjerg7Son Heung-Min28NdombeleSubstituted forLo Celsoat 65'minutes23BergwijnSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 73'minutes10KaneBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

9Bale12Hart14Rodon18Lo Celso27Lucas Moura33Davies45Alves Morais

Man City

31Ederson2Walker3Rúben DiasBooked at 87mins14Laporte27Cancelo17De Bruyne16Rodri20Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forFodenat 72'minutes26MahrezSubstituted forSterlingat 72'minutes9Gabriel Jesus21TorresBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

5Stones7Sterling8Gündogan10Agüero13Steffen47Foden50García

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Manchester City 0.

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Manchester City 0.

Phil Foden (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt missed. João Cancelo (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Raheem Sterling following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Eric Dier.

Attempt saved. Rúben Dias (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rúben Dias (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt blocked. Ferran Torres (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Cancelo.

Ferran Torres (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ferran Torres (Manchester City).

Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Rúben Dias (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester City).

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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