Manchester City went back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference after beating Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley.
Following an NFL game being played on the turf 24 hours earlier, both sides had to deal with a less than perfect pitch.
But it didn’t take long for Pep Guardiola’s side to seize control - six minutes in fact.
Raheem Sterling embarrassed England teammate Kieran Trippier before cutting the ball back perfectly to Riyad Mahrez to stroke home.
City continued to dominate for the remaining 84 minutes but couldn’t add to Mahrez’s strike, despite having 19 attempts.
But they weren’t made to rue their missed chances as the league’s best defence held firm.
City have conceded just three goals in their 10 matches this season with John Stones and Aymeric Laporte forming a brilliant partnership.
While the pair didn’t have to do much defensively, that didn’t stop Laporte setting a new Premier League record.
That’s because the Frenchman has now gone more games without losing than anyone in history - and he extended that at Wembley.
Laporte has played 19 Premier League matches, winning 17 and losing zero.
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That’s some record.
Teammate Benjamin Mendy is currently second on the list with 14 matches unbeaten, while retired Simon Davies finished his career having been unbeaten after 11 games.
There’s a trio of current players on 10 matches unbeaten with summer signings Alisson, Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga all without an ‘L’ to their name.
Of course, all it takes is one defeat for Laporte to be wiped from the list but that doesn’t appear to be coming anytime soon.News Now - Sport News