Spurs go prime after win over Man Metropolis

LONDON, November 22

Tottenham Hotspur moved top of the Premier League after an impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester City, while Chelsea beat Newcastle United and Manchester United secured their first home win of the campaign on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, unbeaten in their last eight games, have 20 points from nine matches while Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are on 18 points after their 2-0 win at Newcastle.

Pep Guardiola’s City slipped to 11th with United’s victory moving them above their local rivals to ninth.

Spurs now fully look like a Mourinho team, solid at the back, hard-working in midfield and deadly on the break and that was enough to beat a City side who have managed just 10 goals in nine games.

Son Heung-min’s prolific form continued, the South Korean opening the scoring in the fifth minute with his ninth goal of the season.

A beautifully weighted pass from Tanguy Ndombele picked out Son’s perfectly timed run and the striker kept his cool to slip the ball through the legs of the advancing Ederson.

Harry Kane for Spurs and Aymeric Laporte for City both had goals disallowed before substitute Giovani lo Celso settled the match just 35 seconds after coming off the bench. While Mourinho will have been delighted to have put one over on Guardiola, who he jousted with during his time in Spain when he coached Real Madrid and his rival was in charge of Barcelona, he wasn’t getting carried away by the table. — Reuters

Ronaldo scoring streak continues

Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo continued his scoring streak with another two goals as Juventus won 2-0 against Cagliari to move second in Serie A. Ronaldo has now scored eight goals in his last five matches. “When you have a champion like Ronaldo you can achieve any result, he is an example for everyone and he only has to continue like this,” Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said. Juventus moved a point below league leaders AC Milan. AP

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