Tottenham vs Manchester City Live Stream and Highlights
Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview:
Date: April 21, 2013; Time: 1:30 PM BST;
Venue: White Hart Lane — London.
Mancini’s team could lose all the title hopes with loss to the Champions League-fighting Spurs. Man United could become the new champion with a win over Aston Villa, if their city rivals will be defeated at White Hart Lane. Tottenham are involved in a hard fight for the Champions league places.
Tottenham goes 5th in the EPL table with 58 points from 32 games, having 17 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses so far this season. The Spurs are 2 points above 6th-plcaed Everton and 2 points behind 4th-plcaed Arsenal and have a game in hand. Also they are just 3 points behind 3rd-placed Chelsea and have great chances to play in the Champions League next season. Their present form has been poor lately with 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats from last five games. Last five home matches the north Londoners have finished with 2 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws. Two weeks ago Tottenham drew 2-2 at home with Everton and then were eliminated from the Europa League by Basel on penalties.
Man City stands 2nd in the league table with 68 points from 32 games, winning 20, drawing 8 and losing 4 so far this season. The Citizens are 13 points behind the leaders Man Utd and could capitulate if they would lose to the Spurs and the Red Devils would gain 3 points against Aston Villa. Their present form has seen 1 defeat and 4 straight wins from last five games. Last five matches away from home the Citizens have finished with 2 losses and 3 wins. Man City have eliminated Chelsea from the FA Cup last weekend and won Wigan 1-0 in midweek.
Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe are doubtful for Tottenham and have to pass late fitness test. They are definitely are not ready to play the whole 90 minutes. Clint Dempsey, Lewis Holtby and Gylfi Sigurdsson could replace them if it should be needed. Ex-Man City forward Emmanuel Adebayor will start from the first minutes. Andre Villas-Boas will play without Younes Kaboul in defence due to a thigh injury. William Gallas has a calf problem, so Michael Dawson and Jan Vertonghen will act in the centre of defence.
City can’t count on Sergio Aguero due to a hamstring injury, while Maicon has a virus. David Silva should return from a hamstring injury. Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Matija Nastasic all should return after being rested in the win over Wigan. Micah Richards, Aleksandar Kolarov and Joleon Lescott will take their places on the bench.
Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Parker, Dembele, Lennon, Dempsey, Bale, Adebayor.
Last three matches:
Basel 2 – Tottenham 2;
Tottenham 2 – Everton 2;
Tottenham 2 – Basel 2.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Barry, Y.Toure, Milner, Tevez, Silva, Dzeko.
Last three matches:
Manchester City FC 1 – Wigan Athletic 0;
Chelsea FC 1 – Manchester City FC 2;
Man Utd. 1 – Manchester City FC 2.