By beating Manchester City on Sunday, Tottenham gave their rivals in north London an advantage in the race for the title.
Pep Guardiola’s team hasn’t scored on Spurs’ new field yet, and they lost 1-0 in the nation’s capital, making their losing streak even longer. Arsenal lost to the last-place Everton team on Saturday, so they lost the chance to make their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points.
But since they also lost to Spurs by the same score, Manchester City, which was in second place, couldn’t get up the league by taking advantage of the other teams’ mistakes. Because of this, the Spurs have made it easier for their rivals to win the league for the first time since 2004.
Kevin de Bruyne, a key player for Manchester City, didn’t start for Tottenham. Antonio Conte wasn’t there. Conte was absent from Tottenham as well.
Harry Kane, a striker for Tottenham, knew going into the game that he only needed one goal to pass Bobby Moore as the club’s all-time top scorer. He took this knowledge with him when he went into the field. In the end, he finished the job in just a little bit more than 15 minutes.
When Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg found Harry Kane in the box, he had some space. Kane then took a shot that went into the bottom left corner of Ederson’s goal.
Prior to halftime, Riyad Mahrez’s shot for Man City came agonizingly close to levelling the score, but it struck the underside of the crossbar instead, allowing Spurs to keep the advantage.
Even though the visiting team’s winger had the most chances to score in the first half, Pep Guardiola replaced him with Kevin de Bruyne in the second half because his team had played so well in the first.
Even though Man City had more chances in the second half and De Bruyne missed a shot, it seemed like Tottenham had the best chance to score.
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As the home team quickly took apart the flanks, Kane came dangerously close twice in a row to making his team’s lead even bigger. But Man City’s striker struggled to make an impact on the game, while Spurs’ striker did well.
Even though Cristian Romero pushed Jack Grealish to the ground and got a second yellow card for it, the club from North London was still down to 10 players because of it.
Hugo Lloris had to stop in a hurry and push the ball out of his goal. So, he ran into Rodri, who was trying to help his team close the gap on fourth-place Newcastle to just one point.
In the meantime, Manchester City is still five points behind Arsenal.