Tottenham ends Guardiola's perfect EPL start by beating Manchester City
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham ended
Far from suffering a hangover after last season's title-challenge collapse, Spurs are enjoying their best-ever start to a top-flight campaign.
City trailed for the first time in the league this season in calamitous circumstances when
Tottenham extended its lead as its energetic, pressing game proved too slick to handle for City.
Bravo did save
City and Tottenham complete the seventh round as they started in first and second place. Tottenham is only a point behind now, though, after
A relatively kind fixture list at the start of his City career meant this was Guardiola's first big test. He flunked it.
Although City has already won a
Tottenham posed City questions that lethargic City — sorely missing the injured
While the early-season narratives have focused on the collision of managerial titans Guardiola and Mourinho in Manchester, the steady but impressive progress Tottenham has made under Pochettino since 2014 is often understated.
Last season, Tottenham was champion
If it keeps up this term's impressive form, Tottenham's sights will be set even higher, with the north London club longing for a first championship success since 1961.