Liverpool sealed an impressive victory over Tottenham at Wembley to continue their perfect start to the Premier League season.
Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino put the visitors in control and they had numerous chances to extend their advantage.
Erik Lamela’s stoppage-time strike set up a nervy finale, but the Reds held out to make it five wins from five.
Having been beaten by Watford in their previous game, Tottenham have now suffered consecutive league defeats for the first time since 2016.
It was supposed to be the start of a new era at Spurs, with this fixture planned for the opening of their new £800million stadium at White Hart Lane.
But due to construction delays it will be at least late November before their new 62,000-capacity home hosts a match.
Instead, their tenancy at Wembley continued with a deserved defeat as Liverpool ran riot on the counter-attack.
Standing in for thigh injury victim Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper Michel Vorm was at fault for both strikes that came either side of the interval, but Liverpool also wasted several additional chances.
The concern over Harry Kane’s form was justified by another quiet afternoon but Tottenham,
who were without Dele Alli because of a hamstring problem, under-performed across the pitch.
Alarm bells began ringing after just 44 seconds when Firmino stabbed the ball home only for a controversial offside decision to deny the Reds the goal their early dominance deserved.
The flag appeared to be raised against Sadio Mane but it was his Brazilian team-mate who beat Vorm from close range in the first of a host of shaky moments for Spurs’ defence.
Tottenham were struggling to escape their half as Liverpool pressed and in the 20th minute they invited additional pressure when Eric Dier’s wayward pass was intercepted by Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian’s pace propelled him between Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld but his shot was stopped at close range by Vorm.
After a bright spell from Tottenham that nevertheless lacked any genuine threat, Firmino worked Mane clear only for the Senegal forward to be let down by a poor final touch.
For all their effectiveness on the break, it was a set-piece that secured Liverpool the breakthrough they deserved as a James Milner corner was cleared only as far as Wijnaldum.
The Dutch midfielder directed it back towards goal and Vorm should really have dealt with the header, but the goal-line technology confirmed that it had crossed the line.
Mane’s turn and shot that was kept out by Vorm brought the second half to life and Wembley erupted in response to Lucas Moura finding the left post before appealing to home fans for support.
But they were stunned into silence in the 54th minute, however, when Vertonghen nudged a cross by Mane on to the post where it deflected to Firmino, who could not miss from two yards out.
It should have been 3-0 when Liverpool piled forward but perhaps flustered by the amount of time he had on the ball, Mane continued running before producing a poor shot.
Salah forced a saved from Vorm before Mane failed with the follow-up and then the Egyptian made two trademark runs which ended with dismal final efforts.
Tottenham had the final say through Lamela but it was too little, too late for them.