Tottenham’s impressive 2-0 victory against Premier League pacesetters Manchester City on Sunday showed that Pep Guardiola’s side aren't invincible.
Our experts Jamie Redknapp, Martin Keown and Chris Sutton discuss whether this is the turning point in Spurs’ pursuit of the title — and what it means for City.
Jamie Redknapp: It didn’t surprise me. I didn’t like the team Pep Guardiola picked. I felt without Kevin De Bruyne in the Manchester City side, Spurs could press them high up the pitch.
They tried to do the same thing to Liverpool but couldn’t get near them for most of the game. City also don’t play well when they partner Fernando and Fernandinho in midfield.
It was the perfect storm for Spurs, but take nothing away from them. To win so comfortably without Harry Kane and Mousa Dembele is seriously impressive.
Chris Sutton: It wasn’t an enormous surprise. In recent weeks Tottenham have hit their stride. And Celtic were brave against City in midweek, pressing them high up the pitch.
That’s what Mauricio Pochettino has done since he’s been at Spurs. His side put City under pressure and thoroughly deserved their victory.
Martin Keown: It’s been coming. They were the only two unbeaten teams. Tottenham are playing with such confidence — they are a very well-oiled machine.
Their defence is very solid and playing a high line works well. The wingers bomb forwards. Son Heung-min has come on really well and is taking his opportunity. It shows there has been good work in training.