Sunderland beaten by Sergio Aguero after the Argentinian won the game for the citizens.
Sergio Aguero poked home a lucky cross goal ball from Jesus Navas.
Lamine Kone headed wide with a free header not long after.
Billy Jones forced a brilliant save from Joe Hart who made sure a sluggish City won the game.
Sunderland are now four points adrift of safety after an excellent performance against a City side who didn’t deserve a point never mind three.
New boys Jan Kirchoff started in the CDM role and Lamine Kone started at CB. Both players were absolutely excellent on the night and Kirchoff especially showed no signs of nervousness after his debut at White hart lane.
The Black cats pressed and pressed for the full 9o minutes as City sat back with two banks of four in their own half.
Sam Allardyce’s side can, however, take pride in their display, and only a Nicolas Otamendi header on the goal line in injury time denied them a deserved point.
Wahbi Khazri and Dame N’doye came onto the field late in the game and played well but just lacked the final goal.