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Tottenham powered to the highest of the Premier League with a powerful 2-Zero win towards Manchester Metropolis, whereas Chelsea are as much as second place after their victory at Newcastle on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho’s facet are two factors away from Chelsea due to objectives from Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham took the lead after 5 minutes as South Korean ahead Son ran onto Tanguy Ndombele’s lofted cross, beat the Metropolis offside lure and slotted a cool end beneath Ederson.
It was Son’s ninth league purpose this season and his 11th in all competitions.
Metropolis dominated possession after Son’s purpose and thought they’d equalised within the 27th minute when Aymeric Laporte fired house.
However Gabriel Jesus managed Rodri’s cross along with his arm earlier than establishing Laporte and the purpose was disallowed after referee Mike Dean consulted the pitchside monitor.
Lo Celso got here off the bench to attain along with his first contact simply 35 seconds after his introduction.
The Argentine midfielder netted his first Premier League purpose within the 65th minute, driving his shot previous Ederson after Harry Kane’s chic cross prised open the Metropolis defence.
On the one-year anniversary of Mourinho’s appointment, Tottenham are unbeaten of their final eight league video games since dropping to Everton on the opening weekend of the season.
Mourinho’s crew are on a four-match profitable run within the league and have been remodeled into real title contenders simply months after ending exterior the highest 4 final time period.
Tottenham, who final received the top-flight title in 1961 and have not lifted a serious trophy since 2008, would give up pole place if Leicester beat champions Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Metropolis are languishing in 10th place, eight factors behind the leaders after their first defeat in 10 video games in all competitions.
Pep Guardiola’s timid facet look a shadow of the swaggering outfit that received successive league titles in 2018 and 2019.
Subsequent weekend, Tottenham face an enchanting conflict with London rivals Chelsea, who maintained their positive kind as Federico Fernandez’s first-half personal purpose and Tammy Abraham’s strike sealed a 2-Zero win at St James’ Park.
Frank Lampard’s facet are unbeaten in 9 video games in all competitions and haven’t misplaced of their final six league matches.
With 5 clear sheets of their final six outings in all competitions, Chelsea’s third successive league victory was the proper technique to begin a busy interval main as much as Christmas.
Chelsea’s stress was rewarded within the 10th minute when a brief nook caught Newcastle flat-footed.
Mason Mount whipped in a low cross and Fernandez turned it into his personal web beneath stress from Ben Chilwell on the far submit.
Chelsea put the end result past doubt within the 65th minute when Timo Werner accelerated away from the Newcastle defence and slipped a cross to Abraham, who guided his shot previous Karl Darlow and in off the submit.
“It is not a straightforward sport. We performed properly in patches and the result’s key in these video games,” Lampard stated.
“The Premier League is hard, relentless, and we handled the problem of the sport very properly.
“I will not get enthusiastic about being prime of the desk for 5 minutes. It is necessary to be humble and know it is a lengthy race.”
Brighton’s 2-1 success at Aston Villa ended a run of seven video games with out a win in all competitions, nevertheless it did not come simply for the Seagulls.
Graham Potter’s facet, who had received solely as soon as within the league this time period, took the lead by way of Danny Welbeck earlier than Ezri Konsa’s equaliser for Villa.
Solly March put Brighton again in entrance, however Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey was despatched off for a foul on Jack Grealish in stoppage-time.
Villa had been controversially denied a penalty within the last seconds when Michael Oliver gave a spot-kick for March’s problem on Trezeguet, just for the referee to alter his thoughts after consulting the pitchside monitor.
Having survived the late drama, Brighton had been capable of have a good time their first ever win at Villa Park.
Manchester United host West Brom within the day’s late sport.