Guardiola on defeat against Spurs
Man City coach Pep Guardiola spoke in his post match press conference on the defeat against Spurs that ended their 15-match unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Harry Kane showed Manchester City what they missed out on with a sensational double as Tottenham stunned the Premier League leaders 3-2 in a frantic finale.
England captain Kane was heavily linked with a move to City in the close season and sat out Spurs’ season-opening win over Pep Guardiola’s side before eventually staying put.
The Tottenham talisman played a role in Dejan Kulusevski opening his Spurs account this time, and then Kane put the visitors back in front after Ilkay Gundogan’s equaliser.
Riyad Mahrez’s stoppage-time penalty appeared to have salvaged a draw for City, but Kane headed home in the fifth added minute to leave the champions’ advantage over Liverpool at the summit at six points, having played a game more.
Tottenham took a fourth-minute lead when Kane released Son Heung-min with an exquisite throughball and the South Korea international teed up Kulusevski to slot home.
City dominated possession as they sought an equaliser. Twelve minutes after hitting the right post, Gundogan scored when Hugo Lloris failed to hold onto Raheem Sterling’s delivery while under pressure from Kevin De Bruyne.
Pep Guardiola’s home side appeared on top but were vulnerable to the counter-attack and it paid dividends for Spurs when Kane turned Son’s delivery home in the 59th minute.
Kane was thwarted by Ederson and saw a goal overturned by VAR before Cristian Romero handled Bernardo Silva’s cross in the box and gave the hosts late hope with a penalty that Mahrez fired into the top-right corner two minutes into stoppage time.
But Spurs were not to be denied, with Kane rising high to head home a cross from Kulusevski and clinch a memorable three points against the team he almost joined.
Kulusevski (4′), Gundogan (33′), Kane (59′, 90’+5′), Mahrez (90’+2′)