By Phil McNulty


Tottenham 2-0 Man City: Spurs were the better team – Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola knew this day would come but it was painful nonetheless – especially as his previously flawless Premier League side were so completely outplayed by Spurs.
Guardiola’s run of six straight league wins at the start of his reign ended with a warm embrace for his victorious counterpart Mauricio Pochettino, the Catalan’s smile and low-key touchline body language confirming he had no complaints about this 2-0 defeat.
He was as dignified in defeat as he has been in victory – but what lessons emerged from this reality check for the team installed as firm Premier League title favourites?

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