In Focus – Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura filling the Kane void

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur took on Manchester City for the third time in ten days this afternoon, unfortunately falling foul of Pep Guardiola’s side on this occasion.

After beating the Citizens on away goals on Wednesday in a thrilling Champions League affair, the tempo in the hot sun was understandably lower from Spurs today.

However, they matched up to City pretty well, and it was a very even game, with City edging possession, and Tottenham edging the best chances.

On another day, Tottenham could have had a couple of goals and may have grabbed a draw or even a win at the Etihad.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have quite enough to find a way past an in-form Ederson.

However, there were plenty of positive signs for Tottenham, as the strike partnership of Lucas Moura and Heung Min Son seems to be blossoming.

The two natural wingers mixed it up today, with one dropping short and the other running in behind whenever possible.

This drew defenders out, leaving space behind for the other to latch onto a long ball, something that worked time and time again.

With Son’s three goals home and away in the Champions League against City, and Moura’s hat trick against Huddersfield last week, these are really positive signs for Spurs.

It is key that they find a way to score plenty of goals without Harry Kane, and they appear to have the ability to do that.

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