Preview - Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City 30 October 18

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Oct 26, 2018, 05:34 PM Last Edit: Oct 27, 2018, 09:20 PM by Harry85
Match Day 10
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City
Tuesday, October 30th 2018
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Wembley Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur: 
Last five matches form: L W W W W
Average goals per match: 1.78
Average goals against per match: 0.78
Top Scorer: Harry Kane (5)

Manchester City:
Last five matches form: W W W D W
Average goals per match: 2.89
Average goals against per match: 0.33
Top Scorer: Sergio Agüero (6)

The best is saved until last on Match Day 10 in the Premier League as Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to Wembley Stadium in what looks set to be a cracking encounter.

City dominated Spurs last season, winning 4-1 at home and this game 3-1. It will be interesting to see if much has changed in the space of a season.

Jan Vertonghen is the big miss for Spurs, who also go without backup striker Vincent Janssen. Dele Alli is still rated as doubtful. Ilkay Gündogan is the highest profile of the City absentees. Eliaquim Mangala, Claudio Bravo and Danilo are also injured. All that is more than offset though as Kevin De Bruyne is now back and seeming set to carry on where he left off.

Tottenham have beaten Fulham and Cardiff at home this season but were played off the park here in their one game against one of the big guns when losing to Liverpool.

City are still unbeaten in the league this season but were held to a draw at both Wolves and Liverpool. They are playing very well at present though and were simply on another planet to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League in midweek.

Tottenham are undoubtedly a good side, but for us Manchester City are in the top handful of club sides in the world at present and are fancied to win this one.

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 3 Manchester City


Half time: 0 - 1
Full time: 0 - 1
Shots:  4 - 9
Shots on target: 1 - 6
Corner Kicks: 3 - 6
Possession: 48% - 52%

Lucas Moura and Ben Davies of Tottenham had their names taken by referee Kevin Friend with Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho also seeing yellow.

Tottenham did pretty well in spells here in a game that was undoubtedly affected by a pitch which had been left in poor condition by the recent NFL action at Wembley Stadium. In the end though they just didn't have the class of this Manchester City side in the final third, but then few teams do. Most of the home sides chances were coming through mistakes made by City, and having had just the one shot on target in the game, they can have few real complaints here.

It was a Tottenham error which lead to the first goal. Kieran Trippier opting to let the ball bounce rather than head clear and being outpaced by Raheem Sterling who burst into the left of the area before cutting back to Riyad Mahrez who was busting a gut to get there and finish into the bottom left corner. City in front after just six minutes, and a poignant goal for former Leicester City man Mahrez following the terrible events this week.

Harry Kane had decent chances to equalise before the break but blazed over before later taking a heavy first touch and losing out to Ederson. 1-0 at half time.

The second half saw each side have a golden opportunity. Raheem Sterling seeing an effort blocked on the line for City and Erik Lamela firing over when he really ought to have done much better for Spurs. 1-0 final score.

Manchester City remain unbeaten after ten games and move back to the top of the Premier League table, level on points with Liverpool but ahead on goal difference.

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