Premier League, Tottenham beat Manchester City: List of records broken
Tottenham, who were without Harry Kane, overcame Manchester City 1-0 in the opening weekend of the Premier League 2021-22 season on Sunday. Son Heung-min's spectacular strike in the 55th minute was the difference between the two teams. Tottenham showed character and courage against the champions. Spurs were solid defensively and were dangerous on the counter. Here's more.
Son's goal the difference between the two sides
Spurs survived an early onslaught unleashed by Pep Guardiola's City. Since then, they grew in the game and after a goalless half, Son got the lead for Spurs. The South Korean hit a spectacular low left-footed shot, giving Ederson no chance. Steven Bergwijn shot wide for Tottenham, despite being clear. City had plenty of chances but didn't test Hugo Lloris. They looked rusty.
Unwanted record for Guardiola
As per Opta, City boss Guardiola has now lost more away games against Spurs in all competitions than against any other opponent away from home (5). All five defeats have come while in charge of Manchester City, with each of the last four coming at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Feats for Nuno and Son
This was the third win for Nuno Espírito Santo in the Premier League against Guardiola's City. His previous two wins had come for Wolves. This is now the joint-most of any coach, along with Jurgen Klopp, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Jose Mourinho. As per Opta, Son has only scored more against Southampton (11) than he has against City (7) in all competitions for Tottenham.
Unwanted numbers for the champions
As per Sky Sports, Manchester City's last three visits to Spurs have resulted in 59 shots, out of which 15 have been on target. However, they have netted zero goals. City have also failed to score in each of their last three games in all competitions. They lost 1-0 against Chelsea (Champions League), 1-0 against Leicester City (Community Shield) prior to this loss.