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Published: 16:04 | 2/10/16

Superb Spurs sink City; Leicester draw with Saints

Tottenham Hotspur have made their best start to a season since their title-winning 1960-61 campaign after overcoming Manchester City 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten start to his Premier League career was snatched away from the former Barcelona man as an own-goal from Aleksandar Kolarov and a strike from Deli Alli helped the home side to second in the Premier League table.

Celtic highlighted many of Man City’s weaknesses after the two sides drew 3-3 in the Champions League midweek and Spurs reinforced the fact that pressing the Manchester side with intent can cause the league leaders problems.

The hosts – who made it difficult for Guardiola’s side with their high tempo and energy from the first minute, forced an own-goal in the 9th minute after Danny Rose’s cross was mistakenly converted by the disappointing Kolarov .

In-form man, Son Heung-min scored six goals in his last six Premier League games for Mauricio Pochettino’s and he turned provider in the 36th minute when his intelligent pass found Alli who swept his attempt past Claudio Bravo.

Despite City scoring 13 goals in the past five Premier League seasons at White Hart Lane, the visitors failed to create any real openings throughout the first-half and it was evident they were struggling without talisman Kevin De Bruyne.

Sergio Aguero found it difficult to impact on the tie in the first 45, although the Argentinean did strike the crossbar when his effort from just inside the box was saved by Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham should have cemented the win in the 64th minute when they were awarded a penalty after Fernandinho lunged in on Alli- Erik Lamela stepped up- but his tame effort was easily captured by Bravo.

The French goalkeeper denied the former Atlético Madrid forward again in the 79th minute when he displayed great agility to stop Aguero’s low shot.

Tottenham will face West Brom after the International break on the 15th of October while City will look to bounce back when host in-form Everton on the same date.

Premier League champions Leicester City could only manage a draw against a tough Southampton side at the King Power stadium.

Charlie Austin missed three crucial chances throughout the tie and was unlucky not to have put the away side one up after his powerful header hit the post.

A fine defensive display from Oriol Romeu helped the Saints contain Jamie Vardy, who had the Foxes best chance when he pounced on a poor back-pass only for Romeu to tackle him before the English striker could get his shot off.

Leicester have only won two of their opening eight games, collecting a tally of eight points.

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