Opinion: Five things we learned from the 2-0 win over Man City

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur managed to ride a wave of Manchester City pressure in the first 45 minutes only to come out fighting in the second half and battle their way to a brilliant 2-0 win.

A red card for Zinchenko turned the tide of the game after he cynically took down Harry Winks on the counter while already on a yellow.

Let’s take a look at the five things we learned from the sensational evening in North Londn:

Dream debut 

First Ndombele, then Lo Celso, then Sessegnon, now Steven Bergwijn has scored on his Tottenham debut. Poor Gedson Fernandes is the only signing this season not to boast such a stat. In truth, the new boy from PSV looked quiet in his first match, perhaps overwhelmed by the occasion and the new team. However, he stood up when Spurs needed him and hammered home a delightful opener for the Lilywhites!

Up to fifth!

Spurs are now up to fifth in the Premier League, just four points behind Chelsea in fourth. This comes after Chelsea, Leicester, Man City, Man United, and Arsenal all dropped points this week. Spurs were 12 behind the Blues in fourth when Jose Mourinho took over.

VAR madness 

VAR was under the microscope today, and then some. First the red card shout against Sterling, then the penalty given three minutes too late, then the potential follow-up penalty against Hugo Lloris. Unfortunately, Spurs had the wrong end of the technology today, and Raheem is certainly a very lucky boy.

Tanganga masterclass

On his weak foot. Out of position. Up against Mahrez and De Bruyne. No problem for young Japhet Tanganga. The youngster barely put a foot wrong all day. He was a brick wall!

Hugo! Hugo! Hugo!

The captain is certainly back! A penalty save was just the tip of the iceberg for the Frenchman. He was commanding in the air, quick off his line, and a cat between the sticks. What a performance!

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