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Mourinho: It’s fun being top of the league

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Jose Mourinho was pleased with his side’s north London derby victory that saw Spurs go back to the top of the Premier League standings.

Jose Mourinho was delighted to see his side claim a master-class victory over North London rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham were in the lead at the break thanks to goals from Heung-min Son and Harry Kane. Son opened the scoring in the 13th minute.

The forward was set-up by Kane and he unleashed a sublime long-range strike that went straight past Bernd Leno in goal.

Spurs hit Arsenal on the counter-attack on the brink of half time to double their lead. The move once again involved Son and Kane, with the latter finishing off the move with a clinical strike.

With Spurs already two up, Mourinho was happy to see his side sit back in the second half. They did it so valiantly as Arsenal were not able to get back in the game as it ended 2-0.

The result moves Spurs back to the top of the league. Arsenal remain down in 15th with six defeats from their opening 11 league games.

Speaking with BBC Sport post-match, Mourinho praised his side after a professional performance against their North London rivals.

“Of course, we are very happy. We controlled the game by being defensively solid. Sonny and Harry, their finishing was amazing.”

“In the second half they created problems, they are a very good team. I don’t care about the table or where they are; they are very good. Mikel is a very good coach.”

“We kept a clean sheet in the second half which was the objective. Why expose us by trying to have more of the ball?”

Mourinho surprisingly took time to praise his opposite number, Mikel Arteta.

“They are very good tactically, Mikel is clever. Granit Xhaka dropped into the back three which makes it hard for Harry Kane to press.”

Speaking on his side currently top of the league, Mourinho was happy to enjoy the moment.

“I believe the public and the fans at home are enjoying the moment, for one more week we are top of the league. It is good fun.”