Manchester City boss​​ Pep Guardiola offers surprising Tottenham ‘truth’ after 1-0 defeat

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Tottenham produced an outstanding performance to beat Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0.

Harry Kane was the hero once again after his strike saw off Manchester City in the Premier League.

The goal  was Kane’s 200th Premier League strike and it now means he is just 60 behind the almighty Alan Shearer on 260 goals and eight behind Wayne Rooney on 208.

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Manchester City came into the match hoping to cut the gap on Arsenal who had lost their weekend game to Everton on Saturday- but their wretched record at the new Tottenham stadium continued as Kane’s early strike sunk the champions.

The often outstanding Pierre-Emile Højbjerg robbed young Rico Lewis of the ball before finding Kane to carefully slot home the goal which ended up being the winner on the day.

Pep Guardiola who started Kevin De Bruyne on the bench admitted Tottenham deserved the win with the way they defended.

He told reporters after the game:“They defend with nine players really well. The squad is fantastic. I think we always play really well against them but for whatever reason we cannot seem to win or score goals.”

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The nature of the defeat will concern the City boss with his team surpsingly lacking sharpness, the only time they came close to equalising was when Riyad Mahrez flashed his volley off the bar late in the first half.

In the past- City have been able to claw back deficit against Liverpool in the title race but given how Arsenal have started the campaign and how City are performing, it will take something extra-ordinary to overtake the Gunners.

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