Jose Mourinho gets one over on Pep Guardiola as Tottenham beat Manchester City

Spurs' Bergwijn becomes 250th player to score on his Premier League debut

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Steven Bergwijn of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 02, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Steven Bergwijn became the 250th player to score on his Premier League debut as Jose Mourinho oversaw Tottenham Hotspur's action-packed win over 10-man Manchester City on Sunday.

The match was built up as a continuation of the long-standing rivalry between Mourinho and Pep Guardiola and it was the Portuguese who came out on top this time with the Spurs running away 2-0 victors.

Oleksandr Zinchenko was shown a second yellow card and given the marching orders for a foul on Harry Winks in the 60th minute.

Just three minutes after the dismissal, Bergwijn – who was signed just this week from PSV Eindhoven – struck home from inside the area. In the 71st minute, the hosts doubled their lead when Son Heung-Min scored with his shot deflected past Ederson by Fernandinho.

The first half had its moments of controversy. Raheem Sterling escaped with a yellow card after a challenge on Dele Alli and was lucky not to be been sent off.

Then, in the 36th minute, referee Mike Dean pointed to the penalty spot for a Serge Aurier foul on Sergio Aguero nearly two minutes after the incident. Ilkay Gundogan's effort was saved by Hugo Lloris.

City's poor run from the spot continued as Gundogan joined Gabriel Jesus and Sterling in failing to convert in recent weeks.

Lloris was making just his third appearance since returning from a layoff due to a dislocated elbow, but the French number one was back to his best as he kept his side level at half-time.

The result allowed Spurs manager Mourinho to get the better of old rival Guardiola for only the sixth time in 23 clashes.

City remain 22 points behind Liverpool and only had themselves to blame for a sixth defeat of the season. While City's pursuit of Liverpool has long run out of steam, a second straight league win revived Spur's push for a top-four finish. They moved up to fifth in the table, four points behind Chelsea.

City's problems at both ends of the field also leaves Guardiola with plenty of problems to solve weeks ahead of his side's Champions League last-16 clash with Real Madrid.

And there was additional concern for Guardiola ahead of that tie as Sterling hobbled off with a muscle injury five minutes from time.