Tottenham Hotspur are the only side in the Premier League yet to lose this season after a hugely impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City.

An Aleksandar Kolarov own goal and a low Dele Alli strike, both in the first half, were enough for Spurs, who were excellent throughout and could even afford to miss a second-half penalty.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino made three changes to the team which beat CSKA Moscow in midweek, most notably the return of Moussa Sissoko in place of Vincent Janssen, meaning in form Son Heung-Min led the line, and was the epitome of the high tempo, high pressure football which City could not deal with.

From the kick-off, the hosts were the dominant attacking force, with Kyle Walker and Danny Rose constantly pushing up from full back – when Spurs kicked off, they started on the half way line.

It was via Rose that Spurs opened the scoring, albeit with a chunk of luck. Out of nothing, a deep cross from the England defender was horribly sliced into his own net by Kolarov, under no pressure. The Serb got his legs in an awful tangle, and the ball flicked in off the bar.

This marked a third straight league win for Tottenham over City, having won 4-1 at home last year, then 2-1 away in February. This was the most convincing of the three.

While both sides came into the game unbeaten, only the hosts ever looked like leaving with that record intact.

On 36 minutes, it was 2-0. Alli stroked it past Claudio Bravo, after a superb cute pass by Son, splitting Pablo Zabaleta and Kolarov, with Dele ghosting between the static centre backs, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.

It was poor defending, but a fine finish and a huge goal, as Spurs indicated they must be title challengers once again this campaign.

City rarely threatened, and when they did Spurs defended like a side which has only conceded three times in the league. A Kolarov low cross from left was met by a stretching Jan Vertonghen just ahead of Sergio Aguero. A second off and it was a penalty, but instead it was a very good goal saving challenge.

The second half began in the same vein as the first – Spurs overrunning City and attacking at will. A Victor Wanyama drive from 20 yards on 47 minutes was well saved by Bravo.

On 64 minutes, the three points should have been secured with a third goal, after the excellent Dele was felled by a clumsy mix of Fernandinho and Zabaleta.

Instead, Bravo saved Erik Lamela’s spot kick to his left – it was a good height for the keeper, and not hit with enough power.

It could have been a turning point, but Aguero aside, Pep Guardiola’s men looked nothing like a team which had scored 18 goals in six league games. The Argentine’s deflected drive was tipped over the bar by Hugo Lloris, but there were few chances of note for the visitors otherwise.

Spurs will not play at home again for 27 days – now comes the international break, then four straight away games until Leicester at White Hart Lane on October 29. There is every chance Pochettino’s team, up to second after this win, could be top of the table by then.