Manchester City did not seize the opportunity in the race for the English championship. The defending champions lost 1-0 (0-1) at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and were unable to capitalize on leaders Arsenal’s first Premier League defeat in 154 days.
The Gunners had lost 0-1 (0-0) at Everton the day before. The Skyblues, in which national player Ilkay Gündogan was on the bench until the 84th minute, is still five points behind.
Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane became Spurs’ record scorer with his 267th goal in the 15th minute. It was his 200th goal in the Premier League. Man City determined the game over long stretches, but did not score. Not even after the yellow-red card for Tottenham’s Cristian Romero (87th).
James Tarkowski (60th) scored the decisive goal for Everton with a header. It sealed Arsenal’s second league defeat of the season, following a 3-1 loss at Manchester United on 4 September.
Far away from the top of the table is Liverpool with team manager Jürgen Klopp. After the 0: 3 (0: 2) bankruptcy at Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Reds have been without a win for four league games and, in tenth place, are miles behind their own claims. An own goal by ex-Schalke player Joel Matip (5th) initiated the defeat, Craig Dawson (12th) and Ruben Neves (71st) also scored for the relegation candidates.