Premier League Tottenham vs Manchester City: Son scores the decider as Nuno starts Tottenham campaign with a win, Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City

Premier League Tottenham vs Manchester City: Son scores the decider as Nuno starts Tottenham campaign with a win, Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City: Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have been defeated by Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling encounter on match week one of the Premier League 2021-22 season. Son scored an absolutely delightful goal cutting into the right and curling a shot with his weak foot. Nuno Espirito Santo begins his Tottenham reign with a win over the defending titles.

Son Heung-min made up for the absence of Harry Kane by scoring a second-half winner to give Tottenham a 1-0 win over defending champion Manchester City on Sunday in their opening game of the Premier League season.

With Kane left out of Tottenham’s team altogether amid continued speculation about a pending move to City, Son led the attack instead and showed that Spurs still have a top-class scorer to count on.

Son finished off a quick counterattack in the 55th minute and Tottenham effectively neutralized City’s many attacking threats to give new manager Nuno Espirito Santo a statement victory on his debut.

Kane’s absence was the big pregame talking point, although Nuno insisted the decision was made solely because the England striker only returned to full training on Friday after his holiday.

Kane has reportedly told Tottenham he wants to leave, with City manager Pep Guardiola previously acknowledging that his club is “very interested” in buying him.

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Based on this performance, City’s expensively assembled squad could use a finisher — especially after letting Sergio Aguero leave on a free transfer this summer.

City dominated possession but struggled to break down a disciplined Tottenham side, which was content to sit back and wait for opportunities to counter.

City’s record signing Jack Grealish showed early flashes of his abilities — breaking forward in the opening minutes to draw a free kick just outside the area — but missed his best chance to score when his shot from a tight angle was easily saved by Hugo Lloris in the 75th.

Riyad Mahrez had City’s best chance of the game in the 35th when he met a cross from Raheem Sterling but shot wide after failing to cleanly connect with the ball.

Son had already threatened on a couple of counters by the time he put Spurs ahead. The South Korea international collected the ball down the right flank, drove at defender Nathan Ake and then cut inside to bend a low shot inside the far post.

Steven Bergwijn had a great chance to double the lead on another counterattack just before the hour mark, but shot wide.

Guardiola brought Kevin de Bruyne off the bench in search of an equalizer and the Belgian forced a save from Lloris with a dipping shot from distance in the 84th.

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@10:50 PM: 90+3 min: Lloris comfortably grabs the cross and goes down holding the ball. Looks like Man City’s 1st match will end in a defeat

@10:47 PM: 90 min: 4 minutes of added time. Great play by Lucas to dribble it away from Fernandinho, Grealish fouls him and receives a yellow

@10:44 PM: 86 min: New signing Romero coming in place of Hojbjerg for Spurs. The midfielder played really well and now it is time for the ex-Atalanta defender to play the remaining 3 minutes of the match.

@10:42 PM: 84 min: Great chance for City!De Bruyne hits a 20-yard curler that looks very nice but is punched away by Lloris. Still, City has a corner.

@10:41 PM: 83 min: Spurs bring Matt Doherty on for Tanganga, who has been excellent on what looked, in those first few minutes, to be the flank down which City would rip Spurs apart.

@10:35 PM: 79 min: Benjamin Mendy and Riyad Mahrez go out to make way for Zinchenko and Kevin De Bruyne. De Bruyne was out due to injury concerns but he is coming to play for the last 10 mins.

@10:33 PM: 77 min: Lo Celso comes in place of Bergwijn

@10:31 PM: 75 min: Great ball played to the 100m man, he chooses to shoot with his weaker foot, it is saved by Lloris.

@10:30 PM: 73 min: Every chance Spurs get, they are running the clock down! Moura was pushed by Mendy in the right flank, he could have continued but instead decides not to take an advantage.

@10:27 PM: 71 min: Raheem Sterling comes off for Gabriel Jesus

@10:27 PM: 70 min: The original plan for City was to bring off Riyad Mahrez and bring in Jesus. However, there is a change of plans and it looks like Sterling will come off.

@10:23 PM: 67 min: A little scuffle between Lucas Moura and the City players. He fouled Jack Grealish and then started walking away with the ball. He sees a yellow

@10:20 PM: 64 min: Man City has been putting pressure on the Spurs defense now. They have won a corner

@10:16 PM: 60 min: Another great chance for Spurs! It was Bergwijn who was through on goal, he is unable to finish.

@10:12 PM: 55 min: GOAL!!! It is Son who puts Tottenham in front! A great stepover to fake Ake out, Son cuts in and shoots with his weaker left foot. The ball curls into the bottom left corner! Great goal! Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City

@10:11 PM: 53 min: Good pressure by Spurs. They were close to scoring. City at the moment is drifting by their standards.

@10:10 PM: 52 min: Fernandinho has a crack from a long way out. It is nowhere near the goal, but it could have been a decent pass for Grealish who was at the left flank.

@10:07 PM: 49 min: Sterling cuts in and attempts a shot. However, the shot has no venom in it and Lloris has an easy save to make.

@10:05 PM: 47 min: Fernandinho is dispossessed by Alli, who then plays in Hojbjerg.

The midfielder gets a shot away and it almost falls kindly for Son, but Dias is alert and makes an important intervention.

@10:02 PM: 46 min: And we are back with the 2nd half, Man City now playing from left to right

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@9:46 PM: 46 mins’- HALF TIME! Action on both sides of the pitch. Man City started off strong while Spurs slow and steady grew into game.

@9:45 PM: 45 mins’- One minute added before the players head back into the tunnel at the end of the first half

@9:43 PM: 43 mins’- Man City has been denied many opportunities by Spurs with the hosts looking to press the reigning PL champions and running at their defense on counter attack every single chance they get.

@9:40 PM: 40 mins’-  Spurs stretch out Man City’s defense as Son hits the ball just wide off Ederson. A clear corner not given to the hosts.

@9:37 PM: 37 mins’- Tanganga in trouble as match referee Antony Taylor talks with Spurs captain Hugo Lloris about the defenders’ reckless numerous fouls

@9:33 PM- 33 mins’- Spurs waste yet another chance after being in a 3v3 situation in City’s half. Son opts to pass the ball back rather than launching it into Ederson

@9:30 PM: 30 mins’-Son finds himself in Man City’s box taking City defenders’ on but is ruled offside by the referee

@9:25 PM: 25 mins- The hosts are getting more involved in the match. Spurs have yet another free kick in City half as Moura volleys the ball into Gundogan

@9:21 PM: 21 mins’-Spurs have been defensively the first minutes of the game. Looking to hit Man City on the counter, the hosts get their second corner of the game

@9:18 PM: 18 mins’-  Spurs finally get to hold onto the ball as and look to rush into the City half. Corner for the hosts

@9:15 PM: 15 mins’ – Most of Man City players find themselves in Spurs half with the visitors high-line bringing them closer to Spurs goal

@9:12 PM: 12 mins’ – Spurs look to push the ball up but fail to keep hold off with City quick in dispossessing the hosts

@9:09 PM: 9 mins’- Pep Guardiola’s men continue to recycle possession patiently waiting to find small pockets of space into Spurs’ half

@9:06 PM:6 mins’ – Man City kick up a notch. continue to attack Spurs post. The visitors look control of the game

@9:04 PM: 4 mins’- Jack Grealish get City a free kick in a dangerous area. Ilkay Gundogan hits it over the bar

@9:02 PM: 2 mins’- Sanchez hits’ it long as Son chases the ball, no pressure on City as they ease back and move on with the match

@9:00 PMKICK OFF! Heung-min Son starts the game and get the ball rolling.

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@8:55 PM– Son Heung-min has only scored more goals in all competitions against Southampton (11) than he has against Manchester City

@8:45 PM–  However, Pep Guardiola holds the record for being the only manager to win all opening day matches .It will be interesting to how Nuno will look to outthink the Spanish tactician.

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@8:35 PM– Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo could become the fifth Spurs boss to win on their debut Premier League match today.

@8:25 PM– Man City have has not lost any of the first league match in their last 10 campaigns. The Cityzens have maintained a 100% win record since 2011/12.

@8:05 PM- Premier League Live: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City LIVE: Line Ups announced

Spurs– Lloris, Tanganga, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Dele, Lucas, Bergwijn, Son

Man City- Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Mendy, Fernandinho (C), Gundogan, Grealish, Mahrez, Torres, Sterling.

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Spurs, have made some massive changes to their team. They will be hoping to shrug off their poor form and get back on the winning ways in their inaugural match of the upcoming campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur did not have a great season during the last campaign. Despite a promising start, Spurs failed to capitalize on the opportunity and fell off the wagon mid-season. It also led to the sacking of Jose Mourinho with Ryan Mason taking charge on an interim basis for the rest of the campaign. They now head into the season with former Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo taking charge of the London side.

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Manchester City has one of the best squads in the Premier League. They have gone on to further strengthen their team by roping in Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. The Premier League winners kickstarted their pre-season with a 2-0 win over Preston before registering a massive 4-0 against Barnsley.

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However, Pep Guardiola’s side failed to replicate their pre-season form in their latest competitive clash which saw them lose the Community Sheild to Leicester City. The Cityzens will be eager to shake off the lone defeat and start their season with a win over their London rivals on Sunday.

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Premier League -Where is Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City going to be played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Premier League Live- Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City -Where can I watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City? Star Sports Select HD 1 or 2, Star Sports Select 1 or 2, Hotstar App

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Manchester City did not field their strongest 11 against Leicester City in their previous game which resulted in a loss. However, Pep is expected to field his strongest 11 during Man City’s first match of the season and aim for a win. We expect the Manchester outfit to cruise towards an easy win and pocket three points at the end of 90 minutes.