Guardian: These three Tottenham players vied for man of the match v Man City
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama and Heung-Min Son vied for the best player on the pitch in Tottenham’s win over Manchester City, according to a report.
The Guardian claim the Spurs trio were all contenders for man of the match as Mauricio Pochettino’s side convincingly beat the title favourites and league leaders 2-0 at White Hart Lane to deliver a huge statement in the title race.
An 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.
“The most eye-catching players wore white and Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Victor Wanyama vied for the man-of-the-match award,” the Guardian reported.
“Alli scored Tottenham’s second goal and he dazzled with his quicksilver incisions while Son was a persistent threat in the No9 role. Wanyama offered the platform upon which Tottenham played.”
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Meanwhile, 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 enabled them to reduce the gap to the pacesetters to a single point.
Pochettino’s youthful team, who finished third last season, 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.