By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Thierry Henry has hailed Tottenham for a “brilliant” display in their 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side convincingly beat the title favourites and league leaders at White Hart Lane on Sunday to deliver a huge statement in the title race.
A Dele Alli strike and an Aleksandar Kolarov own goal enabled Spurs to brush off a second-half controversy in which Erik Lamela missed a penalty after clashing with Heung-Son Min over who should take it.
Arsenal legend Henry was impressed with how Tottenham managed to end City’s 100 per cent record and knock them off their stride.
“If you ask Manchester City the right questions they are going to be in trouble,” said Henry, as quoted by the Sky Sports website.
“Spurs are the first team we’ve seen do that to them in the Premier League this season and City didn’t have the answers so you have to give Spurs a lot of credit, they were brilliant today.
“Pep Guardiola will have learned that not all of his players are at the level he would want them to be at over the next 12 months.”
Broadcaster and former Spurs striker Gary Lineker revealed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that Tottenham were his “tip for the Premier League title”, although he conceded that it was “a little early to feel smug” about his choice.
Spurs lead although it might still be a little early to feel smug about my tip for the @premierleague title.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 2, 2016
Spurs’ win over City lifted them back to second in the Premier League and enable them to reduce the gap to the pacesetters to a single point.
Pochettino’s youthful team are now the only unbeaten side in the English top flight after accumulating 17 points from their opening seven league matches.
In other Tottenham news, this Spurs duo have been involved in a bust-up.