Pre Match : Tottenham vs Manchester City FC Live Stream, Highlights, Preview , Lineups , Interviews
January 29, 2014 7:45 PM GMT
White Hart Lane — London
Referee: A. Marriner
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Manchester City hammered Tottenham Spurs 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium in November, and Tim Sherwood’s men will try to revenge themselves for that heavy loss. With a win Tottenham can upset Pellegrini’s title hopes, while Spurs can level up with Liverpool on the fifth place which leads to Champions league qualifications.
Regarding mutual encounters, Spurs have won seven of the last ten games against Manchester City at home, while Citizens have won five and lost just once from the last five games against Tottenham.
Manchester City doesn’t play so convincingly on tour like at home, and certainly the recent Spurs’ form is something that Pellegrini needed to take on an account while he is preparing team approach for this game. Tottenham in the last 6 games, have enrolled 5 wins and one draw, and exactly this great run revived Spurs Champions league dream.
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood believes his players would be scared if they watched the video nasty of their 6-0 November thrashing by Manchester City.
Let us add that the Spurs recently had one blunder in the FA Cup, where they were defeated as guests 2-0 to Arsenal, but maybe it’s good for them because they can now devote maximum concentration to Premier league and Europa League, where they already next month expecting game in the knockout stage.
Otherwise, due to injuries defender Vertonghen and midfielders Paulinho, Sandro and Townsend are out for this game.
Tottenham probable lineup : Lloris – Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Rose – Capoue, Dembele – Lennon, Eriksen, Chadli – Adebayor
Just like the Spurs , and Manchester City players will welcome this meeting in an excellent mood , given that there are in series of up to 17 wins and two draws .
It should be added that ” Citizens ” this season have maximum wins at home , while they managed to net 63 goals so far and currently they are the highest scoring team in the league .
On the other hand , in the first part of the season they were not overly convincing on tour , but obviously this has improved and now only occasionally they make a blunder , like the recent one in the third round of the FA Cup , when they played just 1-1 against the championship side, Blackburn.
Manchester City travel to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday and City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, knows his side will have to be at their best to come away with a good result.
However , in the rematch with even 5-0 Citizens outclassed Rovers at home , while in the League Cup semi-final with the overall 9:0 they eliminated West Ham and thus came just one step away from winning the first title of the season .
In the last league game, they celebrated 4-2 win over Cardiff City at home, while in the FA Cup with the same score they were better than Watford.
Otherwise, in this encounter a great game provided recovered Aguero, so on Wednesday he expected to play with Edin Dzeko or Negredo from the first minute.
Manchester City probable lineup : Hart – Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasić, Kolarov –Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva – Aguero, Dzeko