Mourinho gets better of Guardiola as Tottenham beat Man City 2-0 to top EPL

Tottenham claimed top spot in the Premier League with victory over Manchester City while Chelsea beat Newcastle and Mat Ryan’s Brighton won at Aston Villa, reports AAP.
Jose Mourinho watched Spurs produce one of his trademark performances to secure a 2-0 win over City and send out a message in the title race.
Counter-attacking goals in each half from Heung-min Son and substitute Giovani Lo Celso handed Spurs a statement victory despite Pep Guardiola’s men dominating possession in the capital.
The City boss signed a contract extension this week but was not able to toast it with three points after his team failed to break down the disciplined and organised hosts.
It meant Mourinho, who celebrated a year in charge of Tottenham on Friday, again got one over his old rivals in north London.
In the lunchtime kick-off, Chelsea extended their scintillating recent form with a 2-0 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park.
The Blues made it five straight wins in all competitions against Steve Bruce’s strugglers.
A 10th-minute own goal by Federico Fernandes helped the visitors on their way before Timo Werner’s brilliant solo charge in the 68th minute cued up the simplest of opportunities for Tammy Abraham to effectively seal victory.
Sean Longstaff’s stunning 30-yard drive which rattled the woodwork proved the only real positive for the hosts, who simply struggled to match Frank Lampard’s confident side for much of the afternoon.
Danny Welbeck’s first goal for Brighton & Hove Albion set them on their way to a first win in seven league matches amid a controversial finish in a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa.
Welbeck struck to give the visitors the half-time lead before the hosts equalised at the start of the second half when Ezri Konsa got one past Brighton’s Socceroos No.1 Ryan.
Solly March quickly restored Brighton’s lead with a lovely curling effort, however, they were made to sweat in injury-time as Tariq Lamptey was sent off for two bookable challenges on John McGinn and then Jack Grealish.
Lamptey had not even taken his seat on the bench before Villa were then awarded a penalty after March brought down Trezeguet.
However, referee Michael Oliver reversed his decision after being invited to consult VAR.

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