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Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur showed their title credentials as they outplayed their counterparts Man City in a feisty clash.

Mourinho must have turned the mood at the City base for the worse. Pep Guardiola, just days ago, signed a contract extension at City, and this result have not come at a worse point.

City capitulated in front of Mourinho’s army as goals from Son Heung-min and Giovanni Lo Celso pushed the North London club at the top of the summit. The Blues, however, equalized in the first half only for VAR to rule out the goal due to Gabriel Jesus’ handball.

City continued to enjoy greater possession but Spurs, as you would expect from a Mourinho side, were fiercely drilled and resilient, taking their chance when it came to double their advantage and finish the game.

Spurs not fighting for the title: Mourinho

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho told BBC Sport: “It feels good [to be top], but maybe tomorrow we are second again and honestly that would not be a problem for me, I am just happy with the evolution.

“People cannot expect us to come here and after one season we are fighting for the title. We are not fighting for the title, we are just fighting to win every match. But we are going to lose matches, we are going to draw matches.

“Dinner tonight will be nice and relaxed and I will watch Atletico Madrid v Barcelona and sleep like an angel. But no problem if Leicester wins [on Sunday] and we are second again.”