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Here are Alasdair’s thoughts on that first half

That was a first half with plenty of promise from Tottenham as they just lacked that cutting edge a certain Harry Kane might have brought up front.

There were a couple of scary moments early on but after that Spurs have looked very mobile and quick to get up the pitch in front of a noisy stadium.

Skipp and Hojbjerg have been snapping into tackles and allowing Bergwijn and Lucas to get up the pitch on the counter-attacking, carrying the ball plenty of yards.

However, when it’s come to the clinical moment in the box that’s been missing from Son, who normally can provide it.

At the other end, Sanchez and Dier have been strong at the back with Tanganga in particular battling away down the right against Sterling and Grealish.

Tottenham fans might have been expecting a very different first half but they’ve continued their organised and attacking look from pre-season so far.

City do have their big guns on the bench to bring on but Tottenham also have a few game changers with the likes of Lo Celso and new signing Bryan Gil.

Tottenham must continue to work hard though at both ends of their pitch with their pressing and hassling and all that fitness work in pre-season will be put to the test.



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