Manchester City and Tottenham began their season on a low scoring note as it was the home side that secured all three points in the much-anticipated encounter.
The Sky Blues came into the match with impressive form following their success in pre-season but Spurs had their own aspirations prior to this fixture.
The Londoners made the most of the game securing the points as they recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Pep Guardiola's men.
It proved to be a frenetic encounter in all ramifications as we witnessed the 90 minutes clash between these two sides.
Following the outcome of the match which ended in Spurs favour, we take a look at the key lessons we've learnt from the match.
Tottenham Surprise Champions Manchester City
The home side was unfazed about the match expectations leading to the game as they welcomed City at home.
That focus and adequate match preparedness enabled them to maintain the momentum in the entire 90 minutes contest thus beaten City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s men may be the favourite coming into this match but it mattered little as Spurs did their best to challenge their pedigree on the occasion.
Nuno Espirito Santos' men would be delighted with the win as they pulled off a positive performance against high spending City side that are more fancied for the Premier League title.
Heung-Min Son Improvises For Spurs
Tottenham would run away with the much-desired result thanks to the collective team performance on the day.
Though the likes of Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn and Eric Dier had their good moment in the match.
But the much-needed effort (goal) came from their star forward Heung-Min Son. The South Korean international was playing as a makeshift option in a centre forward role and he got the only goal of the game for Spurs.
He was decisive as he showed his skill and season readiness on the ball when he mesmerized City's defender Nathan Ake in the build-up to the solitary goal.
Warning To Manchester City
The Sky Blue side might have signed the likes of Jack Grealish and co but they were pegged back by the determined Tottenham Spurs in London.
The Citizens backline were unable to deal with Spurs attacking moves at a point in the game. And as a result, had to pay the price for letting Son get his shot in at the goal.
City's loss to Tottenham Hotspurs is a wake-up call as the giants of Chelsea, Liverpool and neighbours Manchester United recorded an impressive victory in their respective duel at the weekend.
There is no better sit-up call for Manchester City as they know they are now three points adrift of their title rivals in the run to the Premier League Campaign.
Making amends especially with a convincing win should be Manchester City's main agenda ahead of their next game.
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