Tottenham high after beating Man Metropolis, Villa fades in EPL

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LONDON (AP) — Together with his group high of the English Premier League, Jose Mourinho loved bragging rights over Pep Guardiola of their longstanding rivalry as Tottenham beat Manchester Metropolis 2-0 on Saturday.

Chelsea moved as much as second whereas Aston Villa’s robust early type continued to fade.

A typical Guardiola vs. Mourinho sport noticed Metropolis benefit from the lion’s share of possession, solely to be annoyed by Tottenham’s compact protection and sliced aside on counter-attacks.

“Everybody labored their socks off,” Tottenham captain Harry Kane instructed Sky Sports activities. “We knew within the second half that probabilities could be obtainable and fortunately we took some in the long run.”

Kane has both scored or assisted at the least one objective in every of his final eight league video games.

Son Heung-min gave Tottenham the lead within the fifth minute when Kane pulled each Metropolis center-backs out of place, leaving the best way clear for the South Korean to latch onto Tanguy Ndombele’s go and rating. With a one-goal benefit, Tottenham was joyful to take a seat again and deflect Metropolis’s assaults.

Metropolis has but to attain on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in three visits since Tottenham moved in final yr. Aymeric Laporte briefly thought he had ended that run, however his objective was disallowed as a result of Gabriel Jesus managed the ball along with his arm earlier than passing to Laporte.

Metropolis pushed up and left area for Tottenham to counter. Kane had three passing choices on a Sixty fifth-minute break and he opted for Giovani Lo Celso, who scored along with his first motion after approaching instead.

Tottenham has 20 factors, two greater than Chelsea and Leicester.

WERNER KEY FOR CHELSEA

Timo Werner missed probabilities to attain for Chelsea, however he nonetheless lifted the group to a 2-0 win at Newcastle.

The Germany ahead introduced the ball out of his personal half on a lightning solo counter earlier than laying it off to Tammy Abraham to attain the profitable objective. It was Abraham’s third objective in his final three video games for Chelsea.

Chelsea had earlier taken the lead when Newcastle defender Federico Fernandez knocked Mason Mount’s cross into his personal internet. Scoring on the right finish of the sphere was a lot more durable for Newcastle, whose first shot on objective didn’t come till a deflected shot within the 82nd minute.

Chelsea ends the day second within the Premier League, above Leicester on objective distinction.

VILLA LOSES AGAIN

After its high-flying begin to the season, Aston Villa seems more and more earthbound.

Solly March’s objective from the sting of the field gave Brighton a 2-1 win at Villa, however it might have completed otherwise after a contentious stoppage-time incident.

March reached for the ball and caught Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan and the referee gave a penalty, solely to reverse his resolution after watching the incident once more. Video evaluation indicated March performed the ball.

Villa has misplaced three of its final 4 league video games, whereas Brighton claimed its first win since Sept. 20 and now has a six-point cushion to the relegation zone.

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