Tottenham vs Man City: Son Heung-Min scores as Spurs silence EPL champions

Tottenham vs Man City: Son Heung-Min scores as Spurs silence EPL champions, Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:44 PM
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  • Tottenham vs Man City ended in a 1-0 defeat for the reigning Premier League champions
  • Despite missing the services of Harry Kane, Spurs did enough to bag all the points at home
  • Heung-Min was Spurs' hero as he scored the only goal of the tie to earn his side a vital win

Pep Guardiola's Man City have kicked off their 2021/22 Premier League campaign on the wrong footing following their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

City, who are the reigning champions were looking to begin their title defence on a flying note only for the north Londoners to silence them at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Heung-Min Son's solitary goal in the second half of the Sunday, August 15, was the only difference as Spurs collected all the three points under the tutelage of their new boss, Nuno Espirito.

Ruben Dias of Manchester City wins a header during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Despite missing the services of Harry Kane, Spurs did enough to bag all the points at home. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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City had the best chance to score the opener inside just five minutes of gameplay, only for Fernandinho to head just wide of an empty net.

With the visitors having a blistering start to the match, Spurs slowly grew into the match and almost broke the deadlock in the 24th minute but Ederson denied them after he made a sensational block on the line.

The hosts had the first chance of the second half after Dele Alli dispossessed Fernandinho but Hojberg missed the target with a weak low cross.

Son went on to score the opener 10 minutes into the half, with the Korean cutting in Nathan Ake before curling inside the far post.

The Citizens had a chance to draw level from a free kick in the 70th minute, but Joao Cancelo's cross could not find the right player in the area.

Despite City's advances, Nuno Espirito's men were able to cling to their slim lead to secure a crucial win at home.

City will now turn their focus to their upcoming meeting with Norwich before hosting Arsenal at home on Saturday, August 28.

Salah makes EPL history

Earlier, reported Mohamed Salah has become the first player in Premier League history to score on the opening day of the season for five consecutive years.

Salah was among the goalscorers as Liverpool stunned Norwich City 3-0 in their Premier League opener.

The goal meant the 29-year-old has now scored in each of Liverpool's season opener since joining them five years ago from Roma.

The record was previously held by Teddy Sheringham who scored four times on the spin between 1992 and 1995 for Nottingham Forest and Tottenham.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.