Tottenham vs Man City LIVE! FA Cup result, match stream, latest updates today

Tottenham vs Man City LIVE! FA Cup result, match stream, latest updates today

Tottenham vs Manchester City LIVE!

Nathan Ake's 88th-minute tap-in helped Manchester City end their Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hoodoo and progress into the FA Cup fifth round after a 1-0 away victory. Pep Guardiola's side had failed to score in their previous five visits to Spurs' home and that unwanted record looked set to extend until Ake bundled home from close range after Guglielmo Vicario flapped at Kevin De Bruyne's corner.

All eyes had been on De Bruyne and Tottenham playmaker James Maddison after a lacklustre first half and while the former helped break the deadlock, it was an uncharacteristic City goal that fired them to a seventh straight win.

Ange Postecoglou's team could have little complaints and this cup loss means the club's trophy drought will almost certainly extend into a 17th year. Follow the game LIVE below with our dedicated match blog, featuring expert insight and analysis from Dan Kilpatrick and Dom Smith from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham vs Man City latest highlights

  • GOAL! Ake bundles home a late winner

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Here are Dom Smith's Man City player ratings.

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Here are Dan Kilpatrick's player ratings.


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96min: City have their long overdue win at Spurs! It wasn't pretty but deserved on the night.

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94min: City just playing it in the corner.

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91min: Five minutes added on as Scarlett replaces Hojbjerg.

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89min: VAR says no foul so the goal stands!


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88min: There it is! Ake bundles home on the goal line... but has Dias fouled Vicario?!

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87min: City still pushing as Porro deflects De Bruyne's shot behind for another corner.

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84min: Incredible defending from Walker to deny Werner on the run into the City box. Dias gives his team-mate a kiss to thank him.

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82min: Deary me, two mistakes in a minute from Hojbjerg to gift City two chances but both times they fluff their lines.

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81min: Foden screams for a penalty, along with the nearby City fans, but the referee isn't interested.

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77min: Udogie fed by Maddison into the final third, has Kulusevski and Richarlison either side but delays the pass and gets tackled on the edge of the area.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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"Great reception for James Maddison here as he returns from nearly three months on the sidelines. He'll go in at No10, with Kulusevski moving into the front three.

"The England playmaker has a little over 15 minutes to make a difference and help Spurs avoid a replay as it stands."

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73min: Skipp and Maddison on. Bentancur and Johnson off.

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71min: Maddison being prepared.

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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"This match has livened up a little in the last five minutes, and the introduction of Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku will surely kept City in the final stages of this match.

"Tottenham still feeding off scraps and looking to counter-attack. Dejan Kulusevski proving a helpful outlet for them."

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67min: City have been energised by the introduction of De Bruyne and Doku.

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65min: Bobb and Alvarez are off.

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64min: De Bruyne and Doku coming on.

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61min: Spurs are pushing and probing, a nice ball across the face of goal from Johnson briefly causing panic.

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60min: Udogie into the book for a late tackle on Silva.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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"City fans relentlessly chanting for De Bruyne. The Belgian and Maddison are both warming up. Not long now, surely..."

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56min: First booking as Kovacic is penalised for a foul on Udogie.

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54min: Shouts for handball in the City area, but replays show there is nothing doing.

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53min: Best opening for Spurs so far as Werner spots Johnson's dart into the area but Ortega is quickly off his line to smother.

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52min: Two more corners for City, both fail to beat the first man.

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48min: How's he missed it?! Alvarez looks certain to score, in the six-yard box and the goal gaping but puts it over... thanks to a superb Van de Ven block.

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47min: The last time Spurs failed to score at home, in any competition, was way back in March last year when AC Milan came to town in the Champions League. Almost a year ago.

Second half

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46min: Back underway.

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Here come the teams for the second half.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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"This is duller than expected but nicely set up for either Maddison or De Bruyne to be the difference-maker.

"City have definitely had the best of it, with Spurs restricted to the odd glimpse where Johnson or Werner threaten to get in behind."

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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"The end of a first half which had very few clearcut opportunities and which was played at a pace somewhat slower than we tend to see each week in the Premier League.

"City with a lot of the ball — Spurs’s threat coming typically from break-aways — but it remains goalless as the players return to the dressing room."


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Spurs definitely have enough about them to punish City tonight, as ever, but they are lacking the spark at the moment. It feels like a matter of time for a City goal.


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52min: That's half-time as City rack up about 30 passes before Spurs boot it into touch.

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49min: Johnson don receiving treatment after a blow to the head.

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45min: Six minutes added on.

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42min: An incredible run through the centre from Kovacic takes out half the Spurs team and then tees up first Foden, and then Rodri and finally Bobb all for shots on goal... before a corner in conceded thanks to a superb Porro block.

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38min: Spurs not quite clicking in attack at the moment. Porro again opts to wait for a better option with Richarlison and Johnson on their heels, and desired pick Kulusevski also not in sync with the full-back.

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37min: Back up and running.

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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"Quite the delay here as the referee gets mic’d up again after technical difficulties. Manchester City’s away fans in fine voice in the meantime.

"Hopefully this doesn’t bring a lull in the game when we do eventually restart…"

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34min: Pause in play as one of the match officials has his microphone (or something) fixed.

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30min: Three times Werner appears to have the better of Walker on the turn and every time his run hasn't been spotted by a team-mate.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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"Spurs are feeling their way into the game although you do wonder where a goal might come from without Son.

"The South Korean has scored in four of City's five defeats here and it shouldn't need pointing out that Werner, Richarlison and Johnson don't have the nearly same finesse."

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24min: But, straight up the other end, Porro appears to break the offside trap and tries to find Richarlison inside the area but Ortega intercepts.

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23min: City are swarming Spurs every time they get the ball, this time they force a corner.

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20min: Maddison is keeping warm with a job down the touchline, much to the delight of the nearby Spurs fans. He applauds back.

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18min: Van de Ven seeing plenty of the ball early doors, which isn't great news for Spurs. Bobb and Alvarez particularly lively.

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15min: Spurs finally make tracks into the City half and win a corner. Bentancur nods a fine delivery on, but there is no Spurs player there to capitalise.

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

20:14 , Alex Young

"Constant City pressure in these early exchanges, with Spurs unable to keep the ball for any length of time when they do manage to nick it.

"Bernardo Silva and Rodri have already seen a lot of the ball — players more than capable of winning this cup tie on their own."

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13min: Alvarez tests Vicario from distance, forcing the keeper into a save low to his right.

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11min: It's fair to say that City are on top, Spurs camped out in their own half and box. Van de Ven forced to hoof clear with Bobb looking dangerous.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

20:10 , Alex Young

"A tight call but another lengthy delay from the VAR, prompting Postecoglou to shake his bowed head in frustration and boos from around the stadium.

"We only had the quickest of replays in the press box but Bobb was judged to be just beyond van de Ven. City's long wait to score here goes on."

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9min: Udogie tries to send Richarlison through but he is a little overzealous in the tackle on Rodri and gets pulled up on it.


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7min: Bobb thinks he has given City the lead, tucking home a rebound inside the six-yard box, but he is inches offside. VAR check took far too long, again.

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4min: Wayward pass from Gvardiol sees City's first spell of possession end early. Both teams getting some time on the ball.

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2min: Spurs have the ball in the opening stages, with City hassling. Alvarez tries to hurry Van de Ven, but he's not fussed.


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1min: Up and running in N17!

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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"There are a number of blue and white flags in the single-tier South Stand while the City fans, at the other end, serenade Kevin de Bruyne, who is on the bench.

"Kevin De Bruyne and Maddison, both among the subs, cancel each other out in a sense. So too do missing marksmen Erling Haaland and Heung-min Son."

Pep Guardiola on gameplan

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"We will try to be ourselves. Mostly, we try to play with the ball ... We are together for many, many years and we understand what we must do."

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium filling up nicely here, as the ‘Emirates FA Cup’ hoarding is assembled on the pitch.

It's a big match for Tottenham in a season when many Spurs fans will have believed a trophy was an entirely achievable goal. Fairly formidable opponents to overcome first…

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Kick-off is fast approaching.

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Postecoglou on Maddison

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"He was as close as anyone else [to starting] but he hasn't played for quite a while. Having him to come on could be helpful for us."

Maddison and De Bruyne on bench

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So, James Maddison is back but not in the starting lineup. After almost three months out, he is not being risked from the off. Probably wise from Ange Postecoglou.

Just the one change, then, for Spurs as Kulusevski comes in for Skipp.

It's two changes for City as cup goalkeeper Ortega gets the nod ahead of Ederson and Bobb, who scored the winner against Newcastle last time out, starts ahead of Doku.


Teams in full

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Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Kulusevski; Johnson, Richarlison, Johnson

Subs: Forster, Royal, Davies, Dragusin, Skipp, Maddison, Bryan, Santiago, Scarlett

Manchester City XI: Ortega Moreno, Walker, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Kovacic, Bernardo, Foden, Bobb, Alvarez

Subs: Ederson, Stones, Grealish, Doku, De Bruyne, Gomez, Nunes, Susoho, Lewis

Tottenham XI

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James Maddison is on the bench.

Man City XI

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Here's how the visitors look.

18:58 , Alex Young

Team news is on the way. Starts for Maddison and De Bruyne?

Guardiola on miserable record at Spurs

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"That is the reality, (and shows) how tough it is for us. Of course this is a 'final', a knockout game and to go through we have to score goals. Always it is a new opportunity to break it.

"The feeling is most of the times we played really good but the reality is there, no goals, five defeats - so they were much better than us."

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Postecoglou: Adversity has helped us

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Ange Postecoglou believes adversity has accelerated the growth of his young group in his debut campaign in charge.

Postecoglou watched his team endure a horrid November period where they were hit with a string of absentees. Spurs were able to regroup during December and while they remain without Son, Pape Sarr and Yves Bissouma tonight, the manager is upbeat on his squad.

"There's a really good feeling amongst the group at the moment over where they're at," Postecoglou added.

"They understand that because of what we've been through, 'OK, somebody's missing, man down, but somebody fills that void and we keep going until they come back'. I think it's been good for the growth of the team.

"This year for me is about growth. You don't want to orchestrate these scenarios where we get challenged and have players missing, but the fact that we've gone through it, I just think has accelerated our growth.

"We could have flown through this first half of the year and I'm sure all the questions to me would've been, 'what happens when there's a hiccup?' and I wouldn't have been able to answer that question.

"I'd bluff my way through it but I wouldn't have been able to really answer it. But I already know, I've seen the resilience and part of that is how I've dealt with those absences."

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Tottenham start fresh chapter as Postecoglou project accelerated

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It is nearly three months since Tottenham’s disastrous defeat by Chelsea, which ended their record breaking start to the season and plunged Ange Postecoglou into a selection crisis which is only now easing.

The Spurs head coach has had to contend with a succession of injuries, suspensions, illnesses and other absences, but tonight’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against holders Manchester City feels like the start of a fresh chapter, with Postecoglou finally mulling over some positive selection headaches.

James Maddison hobbled off against Chelsea with ankle ligament damage but has trained all week and is “ready to start”, according to Postecoglou; Cristian Romero, Micky van de Ven and Rodrigo Bentancur are all fit; and January signings Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin are getting up to speed.

Postecoglou is now able to look back on the last few months with a degree of distance and believes it has been good for the development of his squad.

Read more here!

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

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A remarkably balanced head-to-head between these two teams.

Of late, Spurs win the home games and City in the away games.

  • Tottenham wins: 66

  • Draws: 37

  • Man City wins: 66

Score prediction

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Spurs will take heart from such an impressive home record against Manchester City, but the absence of Son will make this test far harder even with the return of Maddison.

City head into the game in good shape despite the continued absence of Haaland, with De Bruyne and Stones in contention to start. Who knows what will happen under the Friday night lights, but you feel the holders have the edge.

Man City to win, 2-1.

Man City team news

17:54 , Alex Young

Manchester City could give Kevin De Bruyne a start tonight.

Pep Guardiola will be without Erling Haaland and Manuel Akanji for the trip to north London but De Bruyne may be handed a spot in the starting lineup for the first time since opening day having changed the game off the bench at Newcastle.

Guardiola has stated his hope that Erling Haaland will soon be fit to return, just as John Stones will against Spurs after shaking off an ankle injury.

City are expected to play their strongest available team although Ederson, who has shaken off the knock he picked up against Newcastle, may be rotated out for cup goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.

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Tottenham team news

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Tottenham will be boosted by the return of James Maddison for tonight's game.

Maddison had been missing since injuring his ankle ligaments in the defeat by Chelsea on November 6 but has trained all week, and head coach Ange Postecoglou has said he is "ready to start" against the treble winners this evening.

If Maddison goes straight back into the Spurs starting XI, then Dejan Kulusevski, who has recovered from illness, could move into the front three with Brennan Johnson the most likely forward to give way.

Postecoglou has a decision to make in midfield, with Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg both pushing to start alongside Rodrigo Bentancur.

Ben Davies is back in training after a hamstring injury but unlikely to start, especially as Spurs' first-choice backline are all now seemingly fit.

New signing Radu Dragusin can expect to be among the substitutes again but Timo Werner is a good option to play from the left.

Giovani Lo Celso (muscle), Alejo Veliz and Manor Solomon (both knee) remain sidelined, along with Ryan Sessegnon.

Captain Heung-min Son is away at the Asian Cup with South Korea, while Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma and Senegal's Pape Matar Sarr are both at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Where to watch Tottenham vs Man City

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TV channel: In the UK, tonight's game will be televised live and free-to-air on ITV, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the ITVX app and website.


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Good evening and welcome to the Standard's LIVE coverage of the FA Cup fourth round clash between Tottenham and Manchester City.

The holders take their trophy to their bogey ground, looking for a first win and first goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in their sixth visit.

Tonight sees two of the most exciting teams in the country face off. It should be a corker, so stick with us.

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