Tottenham Hotspur took a huge three points on Saturday after beating Manchester City 4-1 at White Hart Lane, handing City their second straight loss.
The Spurs were extremely effective in the attacking third of the pitch, scoring four goals on eight shots on target. Kevin De Bruyne gave City the lead in the 25th minute after a great counter attack. But the Spurs stood for a great comeback. Eric Dier tied the game up right before halftime with a long-range shot. In the second half, Spurs kicked things into gear.
Toby Alderweireld scored in the 50th minute to make it 2-1, before Harry Kane scored his first league goal of the season. Kane had gone over 600 minutes without scoring. Erik Lamela then scored the final goal of the game in the 79th minute.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with the big win.
“It’s never easy to play against a team like City and I’m pleased with the effort of the players and pleased for the supporters, especially after the disappointment of Wednesday. They deserve this type of victory,” Pochettino told tottenhamhotspur.com after the game.
“We are a very young squad but the players showed fantastic character and personality and that’s important.
“We have big potential and we can improve because we’re very young, but we have to keep working hard and concentrating on our jobs every day.
“We will take it step by step, game by game and we have to keep our feet on the grass. We know this is the way.”
With the win, Spurs climbed to fifth place in the Premier League standings ahead of the fixtures on Sunday.