Man City vs Spurs: Live updates, Premier League clash team news

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Manchester City take on Tottenham Hotspur, in what is sure to be an intriguing tie in the context of the Premier League title and the first four races.

In surprising form, defending champions Pep Guardiola enter the game unbeaten in 15 league appearances. Conversely, Antonio Conte will be looking for a reaction from his out-of-form side, after a run of three successive league defeats, against Chelsea, Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Returning to the reverse game, Tottenham produced an excellent performance to register a 1-0 victory on the opening weekend through Son Heung-min.

Much of the confidence today will rest in City’s attacking player rotations, with Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden in brilliant recent form as all three scored in their 5-0 win in Champions League against Sporting Lisbon.

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Spurs will be desperate to prevent that from becoming a reality, with Son set to be an influential presence as well as City’s sole target, Harry Kane. New signings Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski will also be keen to make their quality known at the start of their Tottenham careers.

Check back below for live updates throughout the 90 minutes, as well as pre-game and post-game coverage.

Live updates from Man City vs Spurs

11:46 a.m.: It’s Hugo Lloris’ 400th appearance for Spurs today, so the north London side may need a big performance from their marksman if they are to reverse their recent poor form today. It will be interesting to see how Conte prepares his team for the challenge ahead. Kulusevski’s versatility means he has the freedom to choose between a 3-5-2 or a 3-4-3.

11:38 a.m.: These are two changes from the City side that have dealt with Sporting Lisbon so easily. Ilkay Gundogan and Kyle Walker get the go-ahead today, while John Stones and Riyad Mahrez sit on the bench.

11:37 a.m.: Eric Dier’s expected return to the starting XI will be a boost for Antonio Conte, while Lucas Moura will start the game on the bench. January signings Both Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur have been trustworthy from the start.

11:32 a.m.: The Spurs roster is announced:

11:30 a.m.: Team news has arrived for the hosts:

11:00: Antonio Conte seems delighted to hear that Eric Dier is back in contention for today’s game, saying the Englishman is an ‘important player’ and a ‘strong personality’ for the north London side . Undoubtedly, Tottenham could use their experience later as they have lost goals in recent games.

10:45 a.m.: Despite Spurs’ recent poor form, City boss Guardiola seems well aware of the threat the opposition pose to him today. In particular, the 51-year-old is full of praise for Heung-min Son, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura.

10:30 a.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage as Manchester City’s assault on the Premier League title continues. All eyes will be on Harry Kane, who will visit the Etihad Stadium for the first time since his potential summer transfer fell through.

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Line-ups planned between Man City and Spurs

Kyle Walker will be available for Manchester City today as he returns from a suspension that left him out of the UEFA Champions League midweek. Jack Greish and Gabriel Jesus also return to the squad after injuries and could be included on the substitutes’ bench.

Projected line-up of Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Silva, Rodri; Sterling, Mahrez, Foden.

As for Tottenham, Japhet Tanganga is not available while the midfielder Olivier Skipp is unlikely to be involved in the clash. Eric Dier could come into the fold as a result, with the England international pushing to be selected.

Projected composition for Tottenham (3-5-2): Loris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Reguilon Hojbjerg, Bentacur Moura; Son, Kane.

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In terms of first goalscorer, Raheem Sterling can be a wise investment due to his incredible knack for getting the end of fast attacking moves. With 13 goals in all competitions in 2021/22, his goal contribution rate is up there with England’s best wide men.

But the narrative may well dictate that Harry Kane comes back to haunt City, who chased him last summer. After a difficult season, tonight’s big chance in the North West could be the perfect opportunity for the striker to return to the news.

Take: Kane will be the first scorer (+900)

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