Five things we learned from the defeat to Manchester City

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Tottenham Hotspur fell victim to a 1-0 defeat against Man City yesterday evening.

The two teams met on a battered Wembley pitch on a cold Monday night.

An early Mahrez goal was enough to separate the sides, despite an even match of many chances.

We take a look at the five things we learned from the top of the table clash.

It’s a good thing Spurs have a separate NFL pitch

Tottenham’s brand new 62,000 seat stadium contains a second pitch below the Spurs one, meant to host NFL games.

This is great news, as the Wembley turf was in an absolute state tonight.

After a major NFL game yesterday, the grass was brown, churned up, and down right destroyed.

Bobbles galore.

Sissoko has turned a corner

It’s three Premier League games in a row now that we have reported Sissoko having a great match.

Maybe it’s time for us to talk about whether the former flop has turned a corner in his Spurs career.

The Frenchman was just immense today, powering down the Tottenham right time and time again.

Winks is a starter

What an impact Harry Winks made when he came off the bench.

He entered the game at 63 minutes, but was a contender for MOTM come the final whistle.

Winks passed the ball between the lines with ease, and drove forward with it at his feet on numerous occasions.

The argument should now be about who he replaces, Dier or Dembele.

Dele is back

It was only a fleeting appearance of 15 minutes or so, but Dele Alli returned to action again last night.

Alli has been out injured on and off for a couple of months now, suffering a reoccurrence of his thigh injury against Watford at MK Dons.

With the City match being the first of four games in eight days for Spurs, they will need all the first team stars they can get.

Spurs were unlucky

Tottenham are extremely lucky to be waking up this morning without a point under their belts.

They have as good as they got through the 90 minutes at Wembley and deserved at least a goal for their troubles.

The referee and linesman denied Tottenham a few opportunities with questionable calls.

The most obvious being when Harry Kane was put through on goal, only to see the flag raised.

Replays appeared to show the striker onside, and you would have backed him from there.

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