Tottenham shrugged off the absence of Harry Kane to present Nuno Espirito Santo a dream begin as supervisor as Son Heung-min’s strike beat Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 on Sunday.
Nuno left Kane out his squad with the England captain intently linked with a transfer to City, who confirmed why they’re in want of a pure goalscorer in a toothless show.
City have already spent £100 million on Jack Grealish and are ready to smash the Premier League switch file as soon as extra to get Kane by the top of the month.
The Spurs striker was reportedly within the stadium, however not on the pitch after returning again to pre-season coaching late in his bid to drive a transfer away from his boyhood membership.
Early on it was straightforward to see why the 28-year-old sees City as the proper vacation spot for the ultimate years of his prime to earn silverware.
Pep Guardiola’s males penned within the house facet for the opening 10 minutes, however had been left to rue not taking their possibilities as they slipped to a fourth defeat in 4 visits to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with out scoring.
Grealish may have received a penalty as he was tripped on the sting of the field by Oliver Skipp and Ilkay Gundogan’s free-kick was deflected inches huge.
Fernandinho then headed huge with the aim gaping as Hugo Lloris flapped at a cross, whereas Joao Cancelo and Riyad Mahrez sliced good possibilities huge.
However, buoyed by the return of a full home to their 62,000 capability house, Spurs grew into the sport and shortly began inflicting City’s makeshift defence issues.
Guardiola disregarded England internationals John Stones and Kyle Walker attributable to their lack of pre-season coaching and Tottenham focused the pairing of Nathan Ake and Benjamin Mendy on the left of the City defence.
Son noticed a deflected shot fly inches huge earlier than the break in a prelude of what was to come back within the profitable aim.
The South Korean has been a persistent thorn in City’s facet and scored his seventh aim towards them on 55 minutes as he reduce inside Ake and fired low into the underside nook.
Steven Bergwijn had an enormous probability to double Spurs’ lead moments later when he fired into the side-netting as City had been once more simply reduce open on the counter-attack.
Guardiola lastly turned to his star-studded bench to show the sport round with Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko launched.
De Bruyne introduced some much-needed velocity to City’s method play and examined Lloris from vary.
But even the Belgian couldn’t elevate the champions from their slumber within the closing phases as their frustrations boiled over.
Grealish was booked for diving in on Lucas Moura in stoppage time to spherical off his depressing debut.
City have now misplaced their final three aggressive video games 1-0 after defeats within the Champions League closing final season to Chelsea and Leicester in final weekend’s Community Shield.
Guardiola’s males ought to solely get stronger with the return of many internationals and presumably Kane.
However, they’ve already ceded floor to Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool, who all displayed their title credentials with convincing wins on Saturday.