In the weekend’s big game, the Premier League’s two unbeaten sides went head to head: Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
And in a manner which came as a surprise to many football fans, Tottenham completely outplayed City.
Huge win for Tottenham. 2-0. Could have been more. Superb. A victory with a strong message of intent. Man City no longer look infallible.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) October 2, 2016
The result is seen by many as the end of Pep Guardiola’s honeymoon period in the Premier League.
Unbeatable City ended by Tottenham for a second season #COYS
— Frank B (@Moddaws) October 2, 2016
Tottenham ended Man City 100% winning record in the Premier League as they defeated them 2-0 at home #PL
— Ma-Andi (@Andile_Sphola) October 2, 2016
But to be fair to the Spaniard, he did call it.
Guardiola said on Friday that City were well behind Spurs in terms of development – you saw that today. Spurs so precise in their movement.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) October 2, 2016
Welcome to the harsh world of vines and gifs, Pep.
Pep Guardiola waving goodbye to his 100% Premier League record like….https://t.co/qltemSE7Wc
— Football Vines (@FootballVines) October 2, 2016
Gary Lineker caught the mood, as ever, perfectly.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 2, 2016
We trust you’ll find the jokes to your liking in England, Pep?
A privilege to see the best manager in the world grace the touchline at White Hart Lane today. Nice that Pep Guardiola could be there too.
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) October 2, 2016
First Big Sam is exposed. Now Pep. Cruel game.
— Secret Footballer (@TSF) October 2, 2016
But to be fair, most fans recognised that this was just one game.
I Knew it was only a matter of time for Guardiola to be labelled as a fraud by the arm-chair analysts on Twitter.
— Red Wildling (@LadyOfTheKop) October 2, 2016
Albeit a game in which Tottenham played supreme football.
We actually just outplayed a Pep Guardiola side over the course of two footballing halves without two of our key players. Poch is magic.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) October 2, 2016
The return fixture will be worth keeping an eye on.