Tottenham stuns champions Man City in Premier League opener

Tottenham Hotspur shocked defending champions Manchester City 1-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season on Sunday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

South Korean forward Heung-min Son scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes into the second half to record a memorable win without their captain Harry Kane.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min applauds to supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. /VCG

Kane, who is the subject of a potential transfer to City, was left out of the match-day squad altogether while his future at Spurs hangs in the balance.

Son dribbled past City defender Nathan Ake before curling a shot beyond goalkeeper Ederson into the bottom left-hand corner.

Son’s fourth goal in four appearances against City also gave Nuno Espirito Santo the perfect start to the season in his first game as Spurs manager.

Victory leaves Tottenham in 10th place with three points while City lies 13th with zero points after the conclusion of the opening round of fixtures this weekend.

Tottenham will next play away at Wolves, Espirito Santo’s former club, on Sunday, while Man City hosts promoted side Norwich City a day earlier.