Harry Kane scores as Tottenham come from behind to beat Man City
Harry Kane netted his first Tottenham goal in over 640 minutes of football as he helped Tottenham come from behind to beat Premier League leaders Manchester City 4-1 at White Hart Lane.
City -- who had won the teams' last four meetings, scoring 16 goals in the process -- left Joe Hart on the bench, replacing their No. 1 goalkeeper with Willy Caballero, and captain Vincent Kompany was not fit enough for the XI either.
However, City started the brighter and forced Hugo Lloris into a couple of saves before Kevin De Bruyne broke free and hammered a low shot home to give them the lead, despite a questionable offside call.
Shortly before half-time, Eric Dier capitalised on De Bruyne's misplaced pass to strike a powerful equaliser from 30 yards then, just after the break, Caballero was left nowhere as Toby Alderweireld headed home from a corner.
Ten minutes later, Kane pounced as Christian Eriksen's free kick clattered off the post to beat Caballero and make it 3-1, despite being seemingly offside. Son Heung-Min then poked the ball into the net again, but had it ruled out correctly for offside.
With just over 10 minutes left to go, Clinton Njie slotted the ball through for Erik Lamela and the Argentine took it past Caballero to slot home to complete the rout.
It was an impressive response to the Capital One Cup derby defeat to Arsenal, while this result left City licking their wounds as they suffered back-to-back Premier League losses.
Pellegrini's men had started well enough, with Sergio Aguero denied an 11th goal in eight matches against Spurs by Hugo Lloris' fine save.
However, the Frenchman's goal would soon be breached after his team-mates cheaply conceded possession. Toure led the City charge and played through De Bruyne to sweep home.
Like so many recent encounters between these sides, things almost soon got worse for Spurs and would have done had Lloris not impressively clawed away Raheem Sterling's low strike.
Spurs, though, weathered the storm that was brewing and Kane had a few efforts of differing quality before the hosts levelled on the stroke of half-time as Dier fizzed home from distance.
The defensive midfielder's bullet from the edge of the box punished City, who failed to clear following Son Heung-min's smothered shot - a goal the visitors were furious at as Walker was clearly offside before playing in the cross that started it.
That decision gave Spurs a much-need kick-start and they doubled their lead five minutes after the restart as Lamela's corner was glanced home impressively by summer signing Alderweireld.
The volume rose several more notches in the 61st minute as the club's golden boy finally netted.
The otherwise-anonymous Eriksen hit a fine free-kick off the crossbar and Kane mopped up, turning home from close range to the delight of fans, teammates and staff alike.
Sterling tried to reduce the deficit with efforts either side of a stinging Jesus Navas drive, but Spurs were in the driving seat and extended their lead further towards the end.
The offside flag denied Son and then Kane was stopped, but the impressive Lamela showed wonderful skill and composure to round back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero to slot home.