Heung-min Son’s late strike ensured Tottenham Hotspur will take a 1-0 advantage to Manchester City in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie next Wednesday.
Son drilled home the game’s only goal in the 78th minute, beating City keeper Ederson with a low left-footed effort after keeping the ball in on the touchline.
The win means the defending International Champions Cup champions have a one hundred per cent record after two games at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
But they had goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris to thank for the win after the Frenchman stopped an 11th-minute penalty from Sergio Agüero.
Manchester City were awarded a spot-kick when referee Björn Kuipers consulted the Video Assistant Referee after Raheem Sterling’s strike hit the outstretched arm of defender Danny Rose who was stretching to block the shot.
Agüero took the penalty but Lloris guessed right, diving to his left, to repel the Argentine forward’s kick.
Spurs had chances to go in front after that, Harry Kane testing Ederson and Dele Alli lashing a volley over, but City’s threat was minimal and the hosts were good value for the win.
Twelve minutes from time Tottenham made the breakthrough. Son collected the ball from the byline, cut back onto his left foot and slammed beyond Ederson.
Elsewhere, Liverpool eased to a 2-0 win over Portuguese side FC Porto in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.
Naby Keïta, who had not scored in his first 27 appearances for the Reds before netting in Friday’s 3-1 win at Southampton, made it two from two after just five minutes at Anfield.
The Reds doubled up in the 26th minute when Roberto Firmino tucked home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low ball across the face of goal.