In a match that pitted the league’s best defence against the best attack, Spurs welcomed a rampant Manchester City on Sunday.
It’s fair to say the City attack was completely diluted by the collective effort from an impressive Spurs side and the contest was over in the first half with two goals within 38 minutes. First an own goal from Kolarov and the second being a fine finish from Dele Alli.
The win would have been even sweeter if Erik Lamela had extended their lead with a penalty that was saved by Claudio Bravo. It did not matter though, as Spurs held firm to rack up a 2-0 win over the title challengers.
Spurs were good all over the pitch but the game was effectively won in the midfield for Spurs with new boy Victor Wanyama,covering every blade of he grass at White Hart Lane.
Wanyama's touches against Man City. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/6Guan2GgmL
— Liquid Spurs (@LiquidSpurs) October 3, 2016
The Kenyan, along with midfield partner Moussa Sissoko policed the midfield area, not letting City’s wealth of talent settle down.
The 25-year-old was a tower of strength on the field. Be it interceptions, tackles, breaking up play, picking up loose balls or bursting forward, Wanyama was on top of his game.
He added a dimension of directness to the Tottenham style of play that City hadn’t planned for and did everything but score in the match.
And the fans were duly impressed and showed their affection for the Tottenham man on Twitter. Check out the tweets below!
Can't get over how good Victor Wanyama was today. My MOTM.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) October 2, 2016
Wanyama is an animal. Steal at 11m .
— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) October 2, 2016
What a win! Couldn't be prouder, fantastic from start to finish. Back 4 brilliant/ Wanyama absolute class. Unbeaten&1 point off top #COYS
— Abbi Grace Summers (@abbi_summers) October 2, 2016
Victor Wanyama might be my favourite human being right now
— Ergo (@SniersMoregut) October 2, 2016
Victor Wanyama cost us £11m.
Paul Pogba cost £89m.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) October 2, 2016
Gatdammit!!! Hard to believe Wanyama is a Kenyan .. no fancy youth football development or academies .. just talent
— Xyloto (@yulawaka) October 2, 2016
Wanyama playing like he is earning pogba's salary
— Savage (@anTwiiVirus) October 2, 2016
Wanyama for £11m (even given contract situation) proving 1 of the bargains of the year. Brilliant for #thfc v City, tackling/launching moves
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 2, 2016
Let's face facts here. Is there any holding midfielder in the past 70 years better than victor wanyama? I don't think so
— ㅤ (@Youngerweireld) October 3, 2016
For such a solid unit Wanyama is quite quick. I thought he was Dier's back up when he first signed but he's much more than that
— Conker (@ConnorShacklock) October 3, 2016
— Calum Ward (@calumward10) October 2, 2016
Incredible performance!!!! Hard to single anyone out but Wanyama was different class today #COYS
— Matt Chambers (@MChambers1412) October 2, 2016