Tottenham deservedly ended Pep Guardiola’s perfect Premier League start and underlined their own title credentials with a thrilling victory over Manchester City at White Hart Lane.
Guardiola had won his previous six games and 10 of his previous 11 matches in charge, but City were outplayed by a vibrant Spurs who moved second in the table and are now the league’s only unbeaten team.
Spurs dominated from the start and were in front early on when Aleksandar Kolarov sliced Danny Rose’s cross into his own net after nine minutes.
Dele Alli confirmed their superiority eight minutes before half-time with a cool finish from Son Heung-min’s pass.
Spurs could even afford the luxury of seeing Erik Lamela’s second-half penalty saved by City keeper Claudio Bravo, and even though Sergio Aguero twice brought Hugo Lloris into action, once when he turned a shot on to the post, Mauricio Pochettino’s side fully deserved a convincing win.