Nuno Espirito Santo and his players were buoyed by a packed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium crowd, while Pep Guardiola‘s title holders looked blunt with no striker despite £100million signing Jack Grealish starting.
Spurs survived a nervy opening before growing into the game but Son made City pay on the counter as a quick breakaway from Steven Bergwijn ended up with Son whipping the ball into the corner 10 minutes into the second half.
Kevin De Bruyne came off the bench and stung the gloves of Hugo Lloris while Ferran Torres was a threat late on, but the champions ran out of ideas.
For Spurs at least, this was a welcome reminder that there will be life after Harry Kane, whenever that may be.
Hopefully, this defeat won’t strengthen Daniel Levy's negotiating position over Kane.
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