By Amir Mir

Dele Alli apologised to the injured Harry Kane for not celebrating for him following his goal in the 2-0 triumph over Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs inflicted the first defeat on Pep Guardiola’s City at White Hart Lane to go within a point of the Premier League leaders.

Aleksandar Kolarov converted into his own net after nine minutes, with midfielder Alli doubling his sides lead, just before the break, as the north London club moved to 17 points from their opening seven games.

After the win Alli revealed that he had promised to celebrate for Kane, if he scored, with the Tottenham striker on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

However, Alli apologised to the forward during his post match interview for not sticking to his word.

“I wanted to do one [celebration] for H (Kane), after he got injured” Alli told the club’s official Twitter account. “I said I’d do celebration for him, but emotions just took over and I couldn’t control myself. So sorry to Kane for not doing the celebration.”

Spurs have now picked up five wins on the trot in all competitions heading into the international break.

The north London club have registered four consecutive league victories, including five wins overall, as they are now the only unbeaten side in the league.

Pochettino’s side travel to the Hawthorns after the international break, as Spurs take on Tony Pulis’ West Brom on October 15.

In other Tottenham team news, Mauricio Pochettino offers his verdict on his sides 2-0 victory against Manchester City.