Premier League Betting: Tottenham and Chelsea become firm title contenders

Both Chelsea and Tottenham went top of the Premier League table at different stages on Saturday, and they are now firmly in the hunt to win the title. Mike Norman has the details...

Tottenham ended the day on top of the Premier League table thanks to a tactically-disciplined performance in beating Manchester City 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday evening.

Spurs got off to the perfect start when inside five minutes Son Heung-min broke City's high line and ran through on goal, collecting Tanguy Ndombele's pass before slotting the ball between Ederson's legs.

From that moment on it was pretty much a Jose Mourinho masterclass as he instructed his side to sit deep, block out Man City's usually incisive attacks, and restrict Pep Guardiola's men to crosses from wide.

City occasionally looked dangerous when they managed to pass the ball through Tottenham's block, and they did have the ball in the net midway through the first half, though Aymeric Laporte's goal was correctly ruled out when it was adjudged that Gabriel Jesus had handled the ball in the build up.

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The second half was much more end-to-end, and although City enjoyed more possession it was Tottenham who looked the more dangerous when winning the ball and hitting the Citizens on the counter-attack, as demonstrated when scoring their second goal.

Spurs won possession in their own penalty area and played the ball to Harry Kane - who was outstanding on the day - in the middle of the park. The England striker turned and ran at the City defence, before playing a perfectly-weighted pass to Giovani lo Celso who fired the ball home just seconds after coming on as a substitute.

The 2-0 Correct Score was matched at a high of 46.0 In-Play, while the victory for Tottenham took them back to the top of the table, a position they held for just a few hours before the international break.

Stroll in the St James' Park for Blues

It was Chelsea who had gone top of the table themselves earlier in the day thanks to a 2-0 win over Newcastle at St James' Park.

In a totally dominant display - Frank Lampard's men enjoying 92% possession in one 10-minute spell during the first half - the Blues went ahead inside 10 minutes when Federico Fernandez turned the ball into his own net at the back post following Mason Mount's low cross.


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