In the start of the season everyone thought that there is no chance for a club like Tottenham who can replicate their last season’s performance against top sides who have splashed a staggering amount of £174m,£149m and £122.3m in the transfer window to bring a whole bunch of world class players to their sides but guess what it didn’t matter at all because as of today Spurs beat Manchester City 2-0, the side who spent £174m was beaten by a side who just spent a mere amount of £70.1m in the transfer window.
Spurs were really clinical against the Guardiola side as they played a high pressing game from the word go which mounted the pressure on Man City and an own goal was committed by Kolarov in the ninth minute of the game, and a second goal in the 37th minute by Dele Alli which sealed the first half for Spurs.
Many of us thought the second half will see a new look City side and at least they will draw the match as they did against Celtic earlier in the week, as they came thrice from behind in the Champions Trophy match. But this wasn’t the case today though City managed to keep 58% possession but they failed to put the ball in the net.
This was also City’s first defeat under Guardiola and the first time they have dropped a point this season in the Premier League. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino just won his second league match over Guardiola in ten matches the first since Espanyol beat Barcelona that too at Camp Nou back in 2009.
It is clearly time to re-think the strategy that what has gone wrong for clubs who have spent a whole fortune like Manchester United and Chelsea who are sitting on 6th and 7th position respectively with 13 points each after seven matches the position clearly doesn’t justify the amount of money that has been invested in those big names by those heavily paid managers.