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Tottenham 1-0 Man City: Premier League Player Ratings

Tottenham vs Man City: Premier League
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In a game played at a wild pace in an electric atmosphere, Spurs came out on top in the end to stun the titleholders.

Manchester City surrendered to Tottenham in their opening match of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, with the defending champions suffering an unexpected 1-0 defeat.

Nuno Espirito Santo couldn’t have hoped for a better start to his Tottenham tenure as he becomes only the third manager alongside Jurgen Klopp, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Jose Mourinho to beat Pep Guardiola thrice in the English top-flight.

Spurs were missing their most reliable source of goals in Harry Kane, who lacked match fitness after returning late from his holiday and therefore was left out of the matchday squad.

In Kane’s absence, it was his partner in crime – Son Heung-min – who got the done for the hosts, with the South Korean sealing the narrow win with his second-half strike.

Spurs caught the Sky Blues defense off guard with a quick counter-attack and scored from their first shot on target. Son, after being teed up by Steven Bergwijn, ran down the right flank, cut inside, and sent a curling left-footed effort from the edge of the area into the far bottom corner of the net.

Tottenham vs Man City Player Ratings

Tottenham: Lloris – 7, Tanganga – 8, Sanchez – 7, Dier – 8, Reguilon – 7, Skipp – 7, Hojbjerg – 8, Alli – 7, Bergwijn – 7, Moura – 7, Son – 8, Lo Celso – 6, Doherty – 6, Romero – N/A

Man City: Ederson – 5, Cancelo – 7, Dias – 5, Ake – 5, Mendy – 4, Grealish – 5, Fernandinho – 7, Gundogan – 6, Mahrez – 5, Torres – 6, Sterling – 5, Jesus – 6, De Bruyne – 6, Zinchenko – 6