Spurs vs Man City Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups, Key Man + Predicted Score
Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to White Hart Lane this evening. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups and predicted score for the game.
Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to White Hart Lane this evening with both sides desperate to pick up a vital three points.
Spurs head into the game sitting fifth in the table and are now three points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool after they beat Everton on Monday night, so the north Londoners need a win to keep pace in the race for Champions League qualification.
City on the other hand can go top of the league with a win after leaders Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw at Southampton last night, while Manuel Pellegrini could find his side drop to third if they fail to pick up the three points and Chelsea beat West Ham, so it’s all to play for tonight.
Tim Sherwood has enjoyed an excellent start to life in Spurs the hot-seat after replacing Andre Villas-Boas and takes his men into tonight’s game off the back of a six-match unbeaten run.
However, they will do well to maintain that record as they face a City side that are also in devastating form having won their last seven league games and are unbeaten in 19 across all competitions.
Tottenham will be without the services of winger Andros Townsend and forward Erik Lamela with the duo missing training this week as they continue to work their way back from injuries.
The north Londoners have been boosted with the return of Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul, Paulinho and Sandro with the key quartet all in contention after coming through a friendly against West Ham last week unscathed.
However, Sherwood has hinted he may not rush them back too soon so they might be among the subs tonight.
Manchester City have been boosted by the news that striker Alvaro Negredo has recovered from a shoulder injury and is fit to start.
David Silva is also available after being rested as a precaution at the weekend due to a minor hamstring strain. However, James Milner and Javi Garcia are out through injury and join Sami Nasri on the sidelines.
Sergio Aguero: The Argentinean has continued from where he left off, scoring in his last two games following an injury lay off, and he will certainly be the man Spurs will need to keep quite tonight.
Tottenham 2-2 Man City: City have found their feet away from home but are still susceptible at the back so we can see Spurs causing them problems and holding them to an entertaining draw.
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