We went straight on the offensive in the Premier League contest and could have taken the lead on a number of occasions in the opening stages.
Nacer Chadli, Eric Dier and Harry Kane all went close before Sergio Aguero finished off a fast break to give City the lead just before the half-hour mark.
Ryan Mason was then denied by Joe Hart, while Kane, Erik Lamela and substitute Paulinho all nearly found an equaliser in the second half - but it wasn't to be.
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Mason (Paulinho 70), Lamela, Eriksen (Soldado 58), Chadli (Adebayor 84), Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Yedlin, Chiriches, Stambouli.
City (4-2-3-1): Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Milner, Lampard (Nasri 72 (Bony 76)), Silva, Aguero (Boyata 89). Substitutes (not used): Caballero, Sagna, Clichy, Dzeko.
Goals: City – Aguero 29.
Yellow cards: Spurs – Bentaleb, Mason, Kane; City – Milner, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Silva.
Referee: Andre Marriner.