Tottenham faces the storm of Man City to win
LONDON: Steven Bergwijn the debut goal helped Tottenham to a remarkable 2-0 victory over 10 men Manchester city on Sunday to give new life to his challenge for a result in the top four in the Premier league .
José Mourinho's men had been completely overcome during the first hour, but they remained in the game for the waste of City and the criminal rescue of Hugo Lloris in the first half of Ilkay Gundogan.
However, the shipment of Oleksandr Zinchenko changed the course of the game when the Spurs scored with their first two shots on goal through Bergwijn and Son Heung-min.
The victory raises the Spurs to fifth place, just four points behind Chelsea, which is fourth.
A sixth loss in the league of the season for City sees Liverpool with 22 points ahead at the top and a short distance from their first league title for 30 years.
Liverpool is unstoppable. We lost many points in many games in which we play very similarly to today, said the head of the city, Pep Guardiola.
This business is how many goals you score and few awards. We try to play our best. I always think you are closer to winning the games if you create more opportunities and grant few.
It happened sometimes this season and we have to accept it.
This was possibly the least expected of the 23 meetings of Mourinho and Pep Guardiola as opposite managers, but he resorted to writing while the Portuguese established the Spurs to defend deeply, while the city monopolized possession.
The visitors could have been out of sight part-time, since in a recurring theme of their season, the champions were a waste in front of the goal.
However, Tottenham also felt City were lucky not to be down to 10 men earlier when Raheem Sterling caught England international teammate Dele Alli with his studs.
I thought I was going to love VAR the same way I love goal line technology, Mourinho said. With VAR there are too many mistakes, but that does not take away my pleasure (from victory).
Lloris was making his third appearance since returning from a long-term dismissal due to a dislocated elbow, but the French number one returned to his best level to maintain his lateral level at rest.
He turned Sergio Agüero's low shot to the post before Serge Aurier cut the Argentine in the area.
Referee Mike Dean initially stirred the game, but without interruption in the game for a few minutes, he finally stopped the game after the VAR told him a penalty.
City's terrible career from the place continued when Gundogan joined Gabriel Jesus and Sterling by not becoming the last few weeks, as Lloris stopped his low effort.
Sterling then pounced on the rebound and fell on Lloris, but he was not awarded a second penalty and Sterling also escaped the possibility of a second reserve for diving.
Gundogan was again guilty minutes after the second period, when he got hooked with the goal open after a calamity of errors in the defense of the Spurs and saw Lloris collide with Japhet Tanganga.
However, the game was decided in three minutes just after the hour mark.
Zinchenko was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Harry Winks as Tottenham launched a counter-attack.
At that point City had attempted 14 shots on goal to Tottenham 's none, but the hosts only needed one.
Bergwijn, signed earlier this week by PSV Eindhoven, culminated in a dream debut by rejecting Lucas Moura's pass and beating Ederson.
"As a little kid I wanted to be here and play in the Premier league , so to score on my debut is unbelievable," said Bergwijn.
Eight minutes later, the Spurs were out of sight when Son, who scored three times in a famous quarterfinal triumph of the Champions League over City last season, was again the scourge of City with a good low end of the Tanguy Ndombele pass.