Tottenham, on Sunday (15), surprised defending champion Manchester City in the premiere of the Premier League season 2021/22. Playing at home at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tottenham They won 1-0 and started the campaign with the right foot in the competition.
In the first half, both teams had good chances to open the scoring, but they could not get out of 0-0 even with a total of 14 serves. City started better in the first half, Tottenham woke up, the match started to boil, but there was no ball in the net.
On the way back to the second stage, the match caught fire. And that’s when Tottenham Open the scoreboard at 10 minutes with JR. The South Korean received a good pass diagonally from the entrance to the set strike area, without any chance for goalkeeper Ederson.
Shirt 31 was also surprised by the unsuccessful attempt to cut defender Ruben Dias midway.
As a result, Tottenham were unbeaten against City in their new stadium. Since the opening, there are three consecutive victories.
In the public confrontation, the people of London ended a series of two consecutive defeats of Citizens.
This was also City’s second consecutive defeat in official matches of the season, after losing to Leicester City, last weekend, with the decision of the Super Cup in England.
Harry Kane, the main star of Tottenham, was not even on the bench. After living in limbo with the English club, and not attending pre-season, the number 10 shirt finally returned to training at the weekend and, for physical reasons, did not go to the match.
Of course, speculation about the possible departure of the European Cup runner-up, the England striker, continues. Even Manchester City is one of the candidates to sign him, which has sparked controversy between the two opponents.
On the other hand, Brian Gill and Christian Romero, Spurs newsmen in the transfer window, were an option on the bench for coach Nuno Espirito Santo, who also made his debut in the London club’s official matches.
At City, the main embezzlement was midfielder Phil Foden, who is still recovering from injury. Jack Grealish, good news for the team, who signed for 117 million euros (718 million Brazilian riyals in current numbers), was for the first time a regular player with Guardiola, and Kevin De Bruyne was an option on the bench and only entered the second stage.
With the win, Tottenham added their first three Premier League points straight on their debut and finished the first round in 10th place on the leaderboard.
On the other hand, the defending champions City follows the defending champions without any points in the table and occupies the thirteenth place in the standings, still with -1 goal in the balance.
Man: Lucas Moura
Although Son scored the winning goal, the player most played at Tottenham Hotspur is the Brazilian attacking midfielder, who was very involved up front and created some key chances for the match.
It was a mistake: Ferran Torres
The Spanish striker, who was the main reference against City and was a nine-liar, did not perform well in the match. In the second half, he lost a clear opportunity to score the equalizer for the team Citizens.
Next Saturday (21), City will make their first home appearance in the Premier League. In a duel valid for the second round, current champions get Norwich City Not Etihad Stadium.
Indeed Tottenham, they play their first match as a visitor next Sunday (22). At Molineux Stadium, facing the London club Wolverhampton.
Tottenham 1 x 0 Manchester City
Objectives: Tottenham: son (55′)
Tottenham: Loris. Tanganga, (Doherty) Davinson Sánchez, Dier and Reguilón; Skipp, Hojberg (Romero); Bergwijn (Lo Celso), Lucas Moura and Dele Alli; be. idiomatic: Nuno Espirito Santo.
Manchester Ederson. Joao Cancelo, Robin Dias, Aki and Mindy (Zinchenko); Grealish, Gundogan and Fernandinho; Mahrez (De Bruyne), Sterling (Gabriel Jesus), and Ferrán Torres. idiomatic: Pep Guardiola.
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