Tottenham Hotspur recorded arguably their biggest victory of the season this evening in the 1-0 win over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
Let’s take a look at the five things we learned from the game.
Harry Kane History
In case Harry Kane wasn’t already etched into the history books of Tottenham Hotspur, he has now become the club’s all-time top goalscorer, moving one ahead of the late Jimmy Greaves with his 267th strike against Man City this evening (Daily Mail).
No one wanted Kane to break the record in a defeat or a win over Preston North End. To see him do it in a meaningful game that could be a turning point for Spurs is magical. Who knows, it could even go some way to impacting his own future at the club.
Pedro Porro Who?
Pedro Porro made the bench for Tottenham after signing from Sporting Lisbon last week, but he wasn’t needed in the victory over Man City. Emerson Royal started the game and arguably put in a Man of the Match performance.
Not only was he a brick wall at the back against Jack Grealish, but he was also a driving force behind the Tottenham attacks down the right side, offering a consistent outlet out wide and down the centre of the pitch. In all honesty, it was a near-faultless display from Emerson!
Pep’s Bogey Team
Man City have now faced Tottenham five times at the new stadium, losing all five without scoring a single goal. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is now the away ground Pep Guardiola has managed at most without winning a game in his entire career (BBC).
If Emerson Royal doesn’t get Man of the Match then it has to go to his guy. He, quite literally, covered every single blade of grass out there today, from the first minute until the last. People often say in football that you need captains all over the pitch, and Pierre is a prime example of that.
Not only was he a rock in front of the back three and calm in possession, but he also created the only goal by robbing Man City of possession and putting it on a plate for Harry Kane. A superb all-round performance from the Great Dane!
The one down side to the game, and it is a very small one, is that Romero saw red and will miss the game against Leicester. However, in all truth, he may have been rested for that match anyway with the Champions League coming up and it isn’t the worst game in the world for him to miss.
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