Tottenham and Chelsea moved into the top two spots on the English Premier League table for the timebeing after both recorded 2-0 wins on Saturday.
While the result sees Spurs go top, it leaves Pep Guardiola’s Sky Blues down in 11th spot with 12 points from eight games.
Despite the impressive win making it four consecutive victories for Spurs, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho downplayed their title threat.
“It feels good (to be top) but maybe tomorrow we are second again and honestly that would not be a problem for me, I am just happy with the evolution,” Mourinho said.
“People cannot expect us to come here and after one season we are fighting for the title. We are not fighting for the title, we are just fighting to win every match. But we are going to lose matches, we are going to draw matches.”
Guardiola bemoaned his side conceding early, stating that Mourinho’s side were able to sit deep on their lead, leaving City frustrated.
“We knew before the game that you cannot give them the first goal,” he said.
“We had more chances than them but we lost. Mourinho’s teams are like this, you make a mistake and they punish you on the counter-attack.”
Blues boss Frank Lampard said: “We could have scored more goals - that was a frustration - but generally the lads dealt with it very well. It’s a hugely important win.”
Manchester United edged West Brom 1-0 thanks to a re-taken Bruno Fernandes penalty to move above City into ninth, while struggling Brighton secured an important 2-1 win at Aston Villa, who’ve lost three of their past four games.