Manchester City will be looking to take back top-spot in the Premier League when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday who, after a fast start to the campaign, have fallen off in recent weeks.
After dropping points to Liverpool last week, Manchester City dropped off the top of the table with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal climbing to the summit.
It looked like it was going to be another tough day in the Champions League in midweek, though, when City went 2-0 down before the break against RB Leipzig.
However, Pep Guardiola’s side showed the quality they possess in the second-half by scoring three goals to turn the match on its head, securing a 3-2 win that sends them through to the knockout stages in the process.
John Stones has been struggling for fitness all season, and has been an unused substitute in the last two matches, which means he will need to be assessed before kick-off.
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur
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FEB 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City
JAN 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 4-2 Tottenham
FEB 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 2-3 Tottenham
AUG 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City
APR 2021 EFL CUP FINAL Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham
FEB 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham
NOV 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City
FEB 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City
AUG 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham
APR 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham
It has been a tricky few weeks for Spurs, putting somewhat of a dampener on a terrific start to the campaign under new boss Ange Postecoglou.
After an unbeaten start to the season, Spurs have now lost three matches on the bounce and, with an away trip to City coming up, they are staring down the barrel of four consecutive defeats.
Injuries have played their part in this dip in form without question, with James Maddison being the headline long-term absentee, but they need to pull themselves back together quickly or risk falling behind in the top-four race.
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