By Harvey Byrne

Former Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton posted on Twitter that Spurs had delivered a “big statement” after beating Manchester City 2-0 on Sunday.

The north London club beat Pep Guardiola’s side convincingly after Alkesandar Kolarov put the ball into his own net and Dele Alli placed the ball calmly past Claudio Bravo.

Anderton, who played for Spurs for 12 years between 1992 and 2004 hailed the “great result” on his personal Twitter account.

City had won all six of their Premier League fixtures under Guardiola in the new campaign before Tottenham put an end to their impressive run.

The north London club now sit in second place in the league table, one point behind City and they will have their eyes firmly fixed on the top spot.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished in third place in the last campaign with many considering it a successful season, but their form in the last few fixtures put a dampener on the league finish.

With the addition of the Champions League in an already busy fixture list for Tottenham it remains to be seen whether they can keep their early form going.

However, with a clash against West Brom coming up after the international break they will be looking to pick up from where they left off.

In other Tottenham news, Harry Kane hailed the “unreal performance” from Spurs as they registered an impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.