Tottenham 0-1 Manchester City – THINGS YOU MISSED: Aymeric Laporte breaks Premier League unbeaten game record as Lord Sugar takes aim at Jamie Carragher
- Manchester City beat Tottenham in the Premier League on Monday evening
- Aymeric Laporte’s unbeaten run is longer than any player in the league’s history
- Lord Sugar took to Twitter to criticise Jamie Carragher for his Spurs comments
- Toottenham failed to record a single shot until the 62nd minute of the match
Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table after beating Tottenham 1-0 in London on Monday evening.
Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the game in the sixth minute, dedicating the goal to the late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Here, Sportsmail runs you through all the things you may have missed from Monday’s evening game at Wembley…
Riyad Mahrez celebrates after giving Manchester City the lead against Tottenham on Monday
City’s hard-fought victory means the club remain undefeated in the Premier League when defender Aymeric Laporte has started.
The Spaniard has played 19 matches in the competition, winning 17 and drawing two.
That total is a new record, the player, who joined the club in January, now having gone more games without losing than any other in the history of the Premier League.
Aymeric Laporte has gone more games without losing than anyone in Premier League history
Lord Sugar takes aim at Carragher
Alan Sugar is famous for firing people and it seems The Apprentice star believes Jamie Carragher should suffer that fate in his role as a footballing pundit.
The Spurs fan took to Twitter after hearing the Liverpool legend’s comments about his club’s future, saying he ‘talks a load of rubbish’.
‘Jamie Carragher talks a load of rubbish about Spurs future,’ he wrote to his 5.4 million followers. ‘He has a one track mind all he knows is to say spend spend spend. No brains. Spurs have done well under MP’s (Mauricio Pochettino’s) youth policy.
Tottenham may have looked dangerous in the closing stages of Monday’s game but their attacking play left a lot to be desired for the first two thirds of it.
The visitors offered far more going forward with the hosts failing to record a shot until Erik Lamela’s wayward effort in the 62nd minute.
City, meanwhile, had already had 11 attempts with five of those on target at the same stage of the game.
The state of play prior to Erik Lamela’s wayward effort in the 62nd minute of the match
The Argentine had Tottenham’s first effort of the match midway through the second half
Fans driving to Wembley found themselves faced with paying a hefty price to park their cars if they planned on using the stadium’s official car park.
The ground was charging £40 for use of the car park, more than half the price of a standard ticket for the game.
Unsurprisingly, the area did not look full by any means.
Another win at Wembley
Tottenham fans may not be so keen on playing their games at Wembley but City supporters may wish they could play there more often.
Monday’s scalp saw Pep Guardiola’s side make it four wins from four at the ‘Home of Football’ in 2018.
The Blues overcame Arsenal 3-0 at the ground in February to lift the Carabao Cup before defeating Spurs in the league a month later.
Another Wembley assignment in August, this time the Community Shield season curtain-raiser with Chelsea, proved equally fruitful, City winning 2-0.
City players celebrate after taking the lead in the early stages of Monday’s showdown
David the creator
David Silva may have passed up a golden chance to double City’s lead but the Spaniard was still at his creative best on the night.
The playmaker created a number of opportunities, his night’s work seeing him rise to the top of Europe’s five leagues in terms of chances created.
Silva is currently creating an average of 3.7 chances a game.
David Silva plays a pass during the Premier League clash in London on Monday night
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