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The two sides met at the Totteham Hotspur Stadium on the back of Jose Mourinho's prickly comments about Raheem Sterling's absence from England duty.
But there was no love lost between the players as Hart and Stones, who are former teammates for City and England, embraced in a unique way.
The Spurs keeper grabbed a hold of Stones and attempted to latch onto his leg, but the 26-year-old managed to avoid it.
Joe Hart v John Stones :muscle:
:tv: Watch Spurs v City live on Sky Sports PL now pic.twitter.com/VDxmT81haY
- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 21, 2020
No clear winner was decided and the pair shared a hug before heading down the tunnel.
Fans weren't quite sure what to make of the incident and many said a certain pundit named Roy Keane wouldn't have had the best of reactions.
Wtf am I watching
- Luka ⚜️ (@Lukathfc) November 21, 2020
One arm behind the neck the other under the armpit . Sweep and throw .muay Thai 101
- Nael Hageali (@NHageali) November 21, 2020
John Stones & Joe Hart having a pre-game wrestle. Just like the good ol' days pic.twitter.com/E4Tjaxm5eD
- Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) November 21, 2020
Live images of Roy Keane watching Joe Hart and John Stones wrestling before the game #TOTMCI pic.twitter.com/4uIKGnr0v0
- Aaron Walker (@Gallagherlad95) November 21, 2020
Wtf we'reJohn Stones and Joe Hart just doing??:sob::sob:
- UtdSam (@UtdSam5) November 21, 2020
When you see your boy who parred you in English infront of the girl you were onto at lunchtime https://t.co/PTGn1985jA
- ☜ Uhtred son of Uhtred :flag_cd:♔ (@OT_Silz) November 21, 2020
Down with this shite, should be like G Nev ignoring Schmeichel and his own brother :joy: https://t.co/PX14y0iq8k
- michael smith (@mickerjs86) November 21, 2020
Spurs took the lead inside five minutes thanks to Son Heung-min.
Tanguy Ndombele picked out the South Korean with a lovely pass and he went on to slot past Ederson.
Harry Kane put the ball in the back of the net to double Spurs' lead but was correctly ruled offside.
Aymeric Laporte thought he'd brought his side level, but Gabriel Jesus handled in the build up.
Referee Mike Dean checked VAR and confirmed the goal had been chalked off.
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