‘It’s bad’: Jose Mourinho hints at lengthy Alderweireld layoff

Jose Mourinho has this evening provided an update on the wellbeing of Toby Alderweireld, with the news far from encouraging from a Tottenham perspective.

Son & Lo Celso on target

Spurs of course welcomed Manchester City to north London earlier today, for the respective clubs’ return to action following the international break.

The hosts headed into proceedings aware that a win would see them, at least temporarily, take over top spot in the Premier League table.

And, when all was said and done in the capital, take control of the English top-flight is precisely what Tottenham managed.

A stellar showing on the part of Mourinho’s men, particularly from a defensive standpoint, eventually saw the Lilywhites down City by 2 goals to nil.

Heung-min Son set Tottenham on their way inside the opening 5 minutes, latching onto a perfect Tanguy Ndombele pass, before sliding home beneath the onrushing Ederson.

And Giovani Lo Celso rounded out the evening’s scoring 25 minutes from time, driving a superb finish into the far corner of the visitors’ net after being slipped in by Harry Kane.

Highlights: Tottenham 2-0 Man City