Tottenham’s 2-0 win against Manchester City was a much-needed victory for the North Londoners given their poor record against the big teams so far this season.
The win not only restores confidence and returns the feel-good factor back to the club but also brings Jose Mourinho’s side back into the race for a top four finish.
However, former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has claimed that Spurs were lucky to take all three points from the encounter against Pep Guardiola’s side and that the game showed the vast difference in quality between the two sides.
He rejected claims that the performance was a ‘Mourinho masterclass’.
Watch Paul Merson, Eni Aluko and Joleon Lescott dissect Tottenham’s win over City on Sky Sports’ The Debate:
"It was a big win, but it just papered over the cracks. They're a million miles behind."
Was yesterday's win for #THFC a false dawn?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 3, 2020
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There is no doubt that we rode our luck in certain spells on Sunday. City could have been out of sight by half time had they taken their chances in the first half. However, we defended with great discipline and never stopped fighting. With the options we bought on from the bench, I believe we would have been a threat in the final 10 or 20 minutes even if City hadn’t gone a man down.
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