Tottenham Hotspur pulled off a Jose Mourinho masterclass last night.
Yet the man himself was very unhappy with how Man City were lucky enough to escape red cards.
“I’m so pleased for the boys,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “We can look at the perspective that we were a bit lucky in a couple of situations, they [City] hit the post or they missed a good chance.
“But we can see it from the other perspective and say that we were very, very unlucky that the VAR didn’t decide for a Sterling red card, which is a clear red card.
“From that moment obviously it is a completely different game if you have to play 75 minutes or something like that against 10 men. So 11 v 11, [it was] really difficult, hard, but my boys were very well organised, great effort, great discipline.”
“Against City, they love the ball, they know better than anyone to know what to do with the ball, so when they have the ball for the majority of the time it’s hard, but I think [we had] fantastic performances, great concentration,” the Portuguese added.
“The way Lo Celso and Winks, they controlled Kevin De Bruyne, the movements that he does in these areas, and Lo Celso, the way he controls also that position where Sterling comes inside and Gundogan supports them. I think the boys were phenomenal in there, in their effort.
“The goalkeeper saved a penalty – I think it was God’s will because it’s not a penalty – but our goalkeeper is fantastic and he’s there to try and give us points.”
“[It was] so sharp, technically so comfortable, chest, volley,” said Mourinho. “[It was] unstoppable, even for a great goalkeeper like Ederson.”