Manchester City 4-2 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Manchester City 4-2 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Manchester City avoided another slip-up in the title race as they came from two goals down to beat Tottenham 4-2 at the Etihad. Goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal just before the break had put Spurs in complete control, the visitors on course to leave Arsenal eight points clear at the top of the Premier League with a game in hand.

But Pep Guardiola emerged after half-time to produce the kind of peformance that has evaded them in recent games. Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland scored twice in as many minutes to level things up, before Riyad Mahrez fired the hosts in front just after the hour mark to complete a remarkable turnaround.

Spurs hit the post through Ivan Perisic but could not find an equaliser, and Mahrez netted his second of the match late on to put it to bed. Tottenham have only won once in the League since the World Cup.

Man City vs Tottenham latest news

  • GOAL! Mahrez completes comeback

  • GOAL! Haaland equalises from close range

  • GOAL! Alvarez gets City back in it

  • GOAL! Royal doubles lead before the break

  • GOAL! Kulusevski puts Spurs in front

Manchester City FC 4 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur FC

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22:42 , Matt Verri

A familiar Tottenham performance, only this time in reverse.

Spurs squandered a 2-0 half-time lead to go down 4-2 at Manchester City, increasing the pressure on Antonio Conte.

In fairness to the head coach, his game-plan and his side’s execution of it was spot on in an encouraging opening 45 minutes -- Spurs’ best first-half for months -- and the visitors capitalised on City’s sloppiness to score twice in 129 seconds through Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal before the whistle.

But Spurs crumbled alarmingly in the second half, and effectively gifted City four goals through Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland and a double from the brilliant Riyad Mahrez.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full analysis here

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Tottenham ratings

22:10 , Matt Verri

Ivan Perisic - 2

Beaten too easily by Mahrez for City’s first three goals in a terrible defensive performance. Should have scored a first Spurs goal, too, but his effort was deflected onto the woodwork.

Read our full ratings here

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22:05 , Matt Verri

The gap at the top could be two points by the time Arsenal next play.

Man City play Wolves on Sunday afternoon, just before the Gunners host Man United at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta’s side still in control of the title race, with a game in hand now, but City are right there with them.

Mahrez the hero!

21:57 , Matt Verri

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FT: Man City 4-2 Tottenham

21:53 , Matt Verri

Big win for Man City!

They close the gap to Arsenal to five points, though have played a game more.

City booed off at half-time having been two goals down, but they roar back in the second half.

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21:50 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Four minutes added on.

And City are looking for more, Grealish to Alvarez as City flood forward. Looks to find his second goal of the match, well off target though.

GOAL! Man City 4-2 Tottenham | Riyad Mahrez 90'

21:48 , Matt Verri

THAT WILL BE THAT!

Ederson lumps the ball forward, terrible from Lenglet to pretty much just chest the ball down for Mahrez.

He’s in behind and just lifts the ball over Lloris... great finish.

21:47 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Kulusevski clips a cross in, Hojbjerg hacks it back into the box but it doesn’t fall for the three white shirts waiting.

Bit of a charge here from Spurs, City being pushed back for the first time in about 50 minutes.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

21:45 , Matt Verri

There will be talk about the performances of Perisic and Lloris in the second half but Son has been largely anonymous again.

It is a surprise Conte has kept him on, although that probably reflects the manager’s lack of options on the bench as much as anything else.

21:44 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Great work from Romero, manages to stop Haaland rolling him in the box. City striker wants a penalty but the defender definitely got the ball.

Will not surprise anyone to hear Romero was annoyed... less than impressed with Haaland’s appeals.

21:41 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Corner swung in deep for City, Rodri free at the back post and he looks to nod it back across the face of goal.

Richarlison jumps with his arms outstretched, blocks the ball.... penalty? No, and VAR agrees. Maybe just about hit his upper arm as he turned.

21:39 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Gundogan taking his sweet time in trudging off the pitch, high-fiving everyone in his path.

Eventually he makes it to the touchline, where he is met by Silva. Decent change to have for the final ten minutes.

21:36 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Grealish seeing plenty of the ball, and he definitely has the beating of Royal.

Plays it inside to Alvarez this time, who tries to slide the ball first-time through to Haaland. Doesn’t quite come off.

Double Spurs sub - Emerso and Davies off for Richarlison and Lenglet.

21:34 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Bissouma on to replace Bentancur, who was decent on his return from injury.

Sessegnon does well, too strong for Mahrez as the ball is clipped into the Algerian. Spurs needed more of that from Perisic earlier.

21:31 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Clever free-kick in to Kane, who looks to have fouled Gundogan and then brings the ball down with his hand. Apart from that...

Tottenham are still in this, City look vulnerable on the break when they lose the ball.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

21:28 , Matt Verri

Conte starting Sessegnon against Arsenal does not look so strange now.

Perisic is replaced by the youngster after a costly display, in which he was at fault for all three City goals.

21:28 , Matt Verri

69 mins: First change of the match. Sessegnon on to replace Perisic, who has had a miserable 25 minutes since the break.

City are controlling possession nicely now, Spurs struggling to get near them now.

21:24 , Matt Verri

66 mins: City slowing things down now, happy to just keep hold of the ball. Spurs look stunned.

Grealish injects a bit of pace into proceedings, curling a cross towards Haaland but there’s too much on it.

GOAL! Man City 3-2 Tottenham | Riyad Mahrez 63'

21:22 , Matt Verri

CITY TAKE THE LEAD!

He’s been absolutely sensational since the break. Perisic caught out again and Mahrez can pounce.

Onto his right foot, tight angle and his shot somehow beats Lloris at the near post.

21:20 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Anyone’s guess what happens from here.

City have slowed down a bit, inevitable considering the pace they were playing at, and Spurs are starting to offer a threat again.

Kulusevski inside onto his left foot, lays it off to Kane but he drags an effort wide.

21:18 , Matt Verri

59 mins: HOW HAS PERISIC NOT SCORED?!

Spurs wake up and it should be 3-2. Brilliant counter, Kane sets Kulusevski away down the right.

Cut back into the box, Perisic completely free and Lewis somehow deflects the effort onto the woodwork.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

21:15 , Matt Verri

This feels like an inversion of most of Spurs’ performances in the last three months. They have gone from bad in the first to dreadful after the interval.

It’s been a particularly wretched couple of minutes for Perisic, who was easily beaten by Mahrez for both goals.

21:14 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Tottenham are a mess all of a sudden. The crowd are up, City are up and Spurs can’t get out of their own box.

Mahrez now from just outside the area, Lloris at full stretch and very relieved to see it fly just wide.

GOAL! Man City 2-2 Tottenham | Erling Haaland 53'

21:12 , Matt Verri

AND IT’S LEVEL!

City have suddenly come alive. Ball into the box, Mahrez nods it into the path of Haaland and he can’t miss from a few yards out.

Tottenham falling apart...

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

21:11 , Matt Verri

Conte will be so frustrated at conceding such a sloppy goal. Perisic was beaten too easily by Mahrez, and Lloris was rash in lunging off his line.

GOAL! Man City 1-2 Tottenham | Julian Alvarez 51'

21:10 , Matt Verri

Spurs certainly not just sitting back, still looking to press up and catch City on the ball.

Hosts play through them though, Lewis wide to Mahrez and he dinks the ball up into the box.

Bit strange from Lloris, who throws himself at it but does nothing with it. Falls for Alvarez and he fires the ball into the empty net.

21:06 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Perisic taking too long to clear the ball and runs straight out of play - not what Spurs need.

Comes to Alvarez just outside the box, goes for goal but it’s dragged well wide of the far post. No sign of any City subs even warming up.

Back underway!

21:03 , Matt Verri

Up and running again at the Etihad. Hosts needs a massive second-half display.

De Bruyne, Silva and Cancelo among those waiting in reserve for City...

20:58 , Matt Verri

Spurs fans happy, Arsenal fans delighted.

As it stands they’ll be eight points clear at the top with a game in hand. Guardiola will be really worried not just by that but at his side’s performances.

They’ve completely lost their way in recent matches.

Spurs in charge!

20:55 , Matt Verri

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Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

20:51 , Matt Verri

Spurs scored a rare first half goal - then another 129 seconds later. Conte’s side halfway to a terrific result here after capitalising on City sloppiness to score through Kulusevski and Emerson. Bentancur superb.

City booed off.

HT: Man City 0-2 Tottenham

20:49 , Matt Verri

WOW.

Tottenham with two goals late in the half and they’re in complete control.

Boos from a section of the home fans - they’re not impressed.

GOAL! Manchester City 0-2 Tottenham | Emerson Royal 45+1'

20:47 , Matt Verri

WHAT IS HAPPENING!

City caught on the break, but they look to have dealt with the problem. Work it through to Kane, he’s too strong for Rodri and fires it into the box.

Ederson parries it straight out, and Royal loops a header beyond him!

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

20:46 , Matt Verri

For just the second time in 15 matches, Spurs have scored a first half goal and for just the third time in 12 matches they have avoided going behind.

Magnificent pressing from Bentancur to pressure Rodri into the mistake, and Kulusevski opened the scoring - just as he did here last year.

GOAL! Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham | Dejan Kulusevski 44'

20:45 , Matt Verri

SPURS TAKE THE LEAD!

Guardiola on his knees. City give it away playing out from the back, it’s dreadful from Ederson.

Rodri with nowhere to go, flicks it to Kulusevski and he fires the low finish into the bottom corner.

20:43 , Matt Verri

43 mins: First sign of Haaland offering a threat in a while.

Ake with the ball over the top, Dier can’t intercept and Haaland is in. Lloris off his line really quickly though, smothers the shot.

And another chance for Haaland, an even better one! Cross clipped in, gets up well but heads over the bar as Lloris flies off his line. Goalkeeper nowhere near that.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

20:41 , Matt Verri

Spurs are growing in confidence and Son’s chance came at the end of a move which was every bit as good as anything City have produced so far.

It’s an even contest - the first goal feels crucial.

20:40 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Lewis tries his luck from distance, takes a slight deflection and Lloris gets down well to palm it away. City starting to wake up again.

Hojbjerg then wins it back though and waits for the contact... gets it. Cheap free-kick and a welcome one.

20:38 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Kane shot blocked, Emerson cross charged down. It’s all Tottenham these last couple of minutes.

Perisic whips in another corner, Haaland there in his own six-yard box to head it away.

20:36 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Chance for Son!

Good spell this for Spurs. Kane wide to Davies, stands it up to the back post. Son wins the header, takes a flick off Ake and loops up fairly comfortably for Ederson to claim.

20:35 , Matt Verri

35 mins: Loose from Akanji, can Spurs make the most of it? They’ll settle for a corner, as Royal’s cross is charged down.

Perisic swings it in, Ederson spills it but luckily for him it falls for a blue shirt. Got away with one there.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

20:32 , Matt Verri

A game of fouls and crunching tackles so far.

Grealish earned an ovation for racing back and clattering Son a few minutes ago but he’s just had a taste of his own medicine after a magnificent sliding challenge from Romero. Feisty.

20:31 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Ake with a wonderful challenge and here come City, Grealish is away in behind.

Heavy touch to try and cut across Romero, but the defender throws himself at it and it’s superb defending. Had to get that right or he was off.

Lewis is down yet again, he’s been caught a few times by Hojbjerg and Bentancur already. And the referee decides that’s enough - yellow card for Hojbjerg.

20:29 , Matt Verri

29 mins: City starting to pin Spurs back, a couple of corners in quick succession after Lewis shows great feet.

Swung in again into the Tottenham box, Emerson there at the near post to volley it away before Kulusevski completes the job. Spurs could do with a bit of possession.

20:27 , Matt Verri

27 mins: That’s superb from Ake. Perisic cuts inside onto his right foot, clips a great ball into the box. Kane free at the back post and looks set to volley that home, but Ake does so well to just flick it away from him.

Corner worked short, comes to Royal 25 yards out and he goes for goal. Woeful, to put it mildly.

20:25 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Another City corner, another Spurs break.

Davies boots it up the pitch and Son is away, City have left themselves exposed here. Poor touch from Son though, gets the ball stuck under his feet and Grealish gets back brilliantly to slide in and halt the break. Celebrated like a goal in the stands.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

20:24 , Matt Verri

The best of both sides in one passage of play: City with some intricate stuff ending in Dier throwing himself in front of Alvarez’s shot, then a quick Spurs counter ends with a Mahrez tactical foul on Kulusevski.

That’s the game in nutshell.

20:23 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Bentancur avoids a yellow card as he brings Alvarez down, and the roars from the crowd start again as Romero fouls Akanji.

This time the referee gives the home fans what they want, Romero is into the book. Long time left for him to have to manage that.

20:21 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Grealish takes Royal on, gets to the byline but his cross is charged down. Will be another corner for City.

Headed out to Gundogan, can’t get the shot away but plays it wide to Alvarez. City work it nicely, cut back into the box where Alvarez has made the run... Dier with a brilliant block.

And now Mahrez is into the book for stopping the Spurs counter, Kulusevski did well there to bring the ball forward.

20:19 , Matt Verri

18 mins: City win it back high up the pitch, Gundogan plays a ball over the top towards Haaland.

He’s made the run in behind, goes down claiming he’s been tripped by Romero. Doesn’t get the decision and rightfully so, judging by the replays.

20:16 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Bentancur slides the ball through to Kane, who looks a fair way offside.

Gets the shot away, hammered into the side-netting. And then the flag does go up, wouldn’t have counted anyway.

20:15 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Relatively low-key start overall. City really look most dangerous when Lloris has the ball, the Frenchman is taking every possible second before he clears it.

Kane looks to set Emerson away, bit too much on it though and Ake is across to slide in.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad

20:13 , Matt Verri

It’s been a decent start from Spurs, who have pressed City and played through the hosts’ press when necessary.

But that’s more or less how they started against Arsenal on Sunday before dramatically dropping off after about 15 minutes...

20:12 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Davies with another late challenge on Alvarez, free-kick in a decent position for City. The Spurs defender already very close to picking up a yellow card.

Mahrez goes for goal from all of 30 yards out, maybe more. Straight into the wall.

20:10 , Matt Verri

10 mins: Rodri plays the ball through the lines to Gundogan, who has time to turn with it.

Haaland makes the run in behind, played short to Alvarez instead and City win the first corner of the match. Mahrez to take.

Deep to Haaland who is completely free, knocks it back into the six-yard box and it’s hacked behind. Surprised he didn’t go for goal with the volley.

20:07 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Davies goes straight through Alvarez as he comes flying out of defence. Unsurprisingly the point at the ball isn’t fooling anybody.

The lowest of low bars, but Tottenham are already more up for this than they were the north London derby.

20:05 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Match settling into the more likely pattern of City knocking the ball around fairly comfortably.

Lewis playing almost in midfield, he whips a dangerous cross into the box. Just too much on it from Haaland, who got a bit of a nudge from Royal as he jumped for it. That’s well defended.

20:02 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Tottenham pressing right up the pitch in the very early stages, not sure many expected that to be the case.

Kane looks to be sitting on Rodri, with Son and Kulusevski pushing up a bit higher.

KICK-OFF!

20:00 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running at the Etihad!

19:58 , Matt Verri

Arsenal fans, for once, would be pretty happy to see Tottenham win tonight.

That would leave them eight points clear of Man City with a game in hand at the top of the table - pretty strong position!

Here we go!

19:55 , Matt Verri

Etihad briefly in darkness, before the light show gets underway. Fans in the stands could do with those lights pumping out some heat.

Players are in the tunnel listening to that racket. They’ll be out onto the pitch any second now.

Full explanation

19:49 , Matt Verri

“Mainly for the way they defend and the way they attack,” Guardiola tells Sky Sports when asked to explain his team selection.

Wonderful insight.

Confidence low for both...

19:43 , Matt Verri

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Cold night in Manchester!

19:39 , Matt Verri

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Guardiola: Poor displays my fault

19:35 , Matt Verri

“We have our game, we have our principles but the way we played in last two games didn’t help Erling to score,” Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference.

“In the past we have always had incredible movements in the final third, in the small spaces.

“Now, in the last two games, we haven’t had it. I would say it was my fault. I didn’t make them understand the way we have to attack.”

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Conte reflects on difficult year

19:27 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte says the deaths of Gian Piero Ventrone, Sinisa Mihajlovic and Gianluca Vialli have put Tottenham’s difficult run of form into perspective.

Conte has had to deal with the passing of Spurs fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone, friend Mihajlovic and former team-mate Vialli this season.

“For sure this season is a difficult season from a personal aspect,” said Conte.

“Because to lose in such a short time three people that I knew very, Gian Piero Ventrone, then Sinisa and now Gianluca. It was not simple.

“For sure when this situation happens it brings you to have important reflections. Because many times we give a lot of importance to our work and we forget the family, we forget that we need to have more time for us. This season is a difficult season for me as a personal aspect. For sure this season is making me to have an important reflection on my future.”

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Where it will be won and lost

19:19 , Matt Verri

Can City stop Harry Kane?

Harry Kane produced one of the finest individual displays in recent memory when Spurs won 3-2 at the Etihad last season, scoring twice and orchestrating Antonio Conte’s counter-punching game from a deep position.

Pep Guardiola will surely have a fresh plan for the England captain and, with Heung-min Son out of form, stopping him could be the key to stopping Spurs.

Read our full tactics preview here

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City have arrived!

19:13 , Matt Verri

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Changes for both sides

19:07 , Matt Verri

Alvarez starts alongside Haaland for Man City, with Rodri and Gundogan in what appears to be a two-man midfield.

De Bruyne, Silva and Cancelo all on the bench, but Grealish’s goal at Old Trafford earns him a place in the starting XI.

Tottenham have Bentancur back in a big boost, while Royal gets the nod at wing-back. It’s Kulusevski in the front three again, meaning Richarlison has to settle for a place on the bench.

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Man City team news

19:01 , Matt Verri

Man City XI: Ederson, Lewis, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Rodri, Gundogan, Grealish, Mahrez, Alvarez, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Walker, Dias, Phillips, Cancelo, Laporte, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden

Tottenham team news

19:00 , Matt Verri

Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.

Subs: Forster, Tanganga, Doherty, Sanchez, Lenglet, Sessegnon, Bissouma, Sarr, Richarlison

Guardiola: Players moved on quickly from United defeat

18:52 , Matt Verri

Pep Guardiola is confident his side will be able to move on from the derby defeat to Manchester United.

Man City struggled again going forward at Old Trafford, and despite taking the lead came away with no point after the hosts completed a dramatic comeback win.

“It’s over. It is the past,” Guardiola said when asked how he reflected on the match.

“We are not going to change anything now so focus on Tottenham. Two minutes later in the dressing room that was my message to the team. Focus against Tottenham.

“We have to improve our game and gain control. This is what big teams have to do.

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Visitors in the building!

18:44 , Matt Verri

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Spurs won’t fear City test

18:37 , Matt Verri

For most clubs in a difficult moment, a visit to Manchester City would be the worst possible fixture to potentially spark a revival, but for Tottenham it is different, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs have won four of their last five League meetings with the champions, and beaten Pep Guardiola with four different managers, including Antonio Conte, who masterminded a 3-2 win at the Etihad in February.

The current mood at Spurs is glum and increasingly febrile, following a run of poor performances, but there are reasons for optimism tonight.

For the first time since September, Conte has a fully fit squad (Lucas Moura aside), with midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur expected to return and Richarlison pushing out-of-form Heung-min Son for a place in the front three.

Read our full preview here

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As it stands...

18:28 , Matt Verri

Manchester City currently trail Arsenal by eight points, so cannot afford to drop many more points.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been a long way from their best in recent weeks, particularly against Southampton and Man United, but a confident victory here would get things back on track.

Spurs, meanwhile, sit fifth in the table. They could close to within two points of Newcastle in fourth with a win, though would have played a game more.

Conte explains Tottenham tactics

18:19 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte has defended his tactics ahead of tonight’s clash, insisting his formation is the best fit for his squad.

In 64 matches in charge of Spurs, Conte has only once deviated from his preferred system of having three centre-backs supported by wing-backs.

Asked by Standard Sport if there were any circumstances in which he would consider a different formation, Conte said: “It could happen, but the system depends a lot on the characteristics of the players, especially the defenders. To play four at the back, you need defenders with specific characteristics.

Conte suggested he could try a formation with all four of his forwards on the pitch — for example, a 4-2-3-1 with Kane as a No10 — but said he would then lack options to change matches from the bench.

“Maybe we’ll try to find a solution to put the best players on the pitch, but when you do that, you don’t have possibilities to change the game on the bench,” Conte said.

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Spurs to pay tribute to Walkes

18:10 , Matt Verri

Tottenham will wear black armbands at the Etihad tonight, following the death of their former defender Anton Walkes.

In a short statement released on Thursday afternoon, Charlotte FC announced that Walkes had tragically passed away aged just 25 following an accident in south Florida.

The Miami Herald reported that he had been involved in a boating crash near Miami Marine Stadium, with Charlotte in the region for a pre-season training camp.

Read more on that here

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Prediction

18:02 , Matt Verri

City did not look convincing at all against either Southampton or Man United, but they have won seven of their nine games at home this season.

Spurs, meanwhile, looked short on confidence for much of their defeat to Arsenal.

Man City to win, 2-1.

Tottenham team news

17:53 , Matt Verri

Tottenham must decide whether or not to start Richarlison tonight.

The Brazilian, who made a cameo in the north London derby defeat by Arsenal last weekend, could start ahead of the out-of-form Heung-min Son but the latter is usually effective against City, with manager Antonio Conte already predicting his side will enjoy no more than “20 or 25 per cent possession”.

Rodrigo Bentancur is set to return to the midfield for the first time since before the World Cup after recovering from an adductor strain, with 20-year-old Pape Matar Sarr expected to make way after a surprise full League debut against Arsenal on Sunday.

Predicted Tottenham XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.

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Man City team news

17:46 , Matt Verri

Ruben Dias could make his return from injury tonight in a major boost for City, with the defender yet to appear since the World Cup.

With John Stones having missed the losses at both Southampton and Manchester United, having the Portugal international available would be most welcome for Guardiola. On Stones, the England defender is also in contention.

Despite some concern in the build-up to the game after missing training for personal reasons, Kevin De Bruyne will be fit for the champions.

Predicted Man City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden.

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How to watch Man City vs Tottenham

17:38 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR, with coverage beginning at 7pm GMT ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the game online via the Sky Go app.

LIVE coverage: Follow all the action right here with us. Chief football correspondent Dan Kilpatrick will be providing expert analysis from the ground.

Good evening!

17:31 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester City vs Tottenham!

It’s a huge game for both sides, with neither coming into it particularly high on confidence after derby defeats last time out.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm GMT from the Etihad.

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