Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Manchester City’s bid to chop Arsenal’s Premier League lead to two points was scuppered as Harry Kane’s record-breaking goal earned Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win over the champions.

Kane’s 15th-minute effort punished some sloppy City defending and made him the north London club’s all-time top goalscorer with 267, taking him past former great Jimmy Greaves whose record had stood since 1970. It was a strike even fans of Tottenham’s arch-rivals Arsenal would have celebrated down the road as it helped Mikel Arteta’s side stay five points clear despite Saturday’s shock loss at Everton.

Tottenham had led by two goals at halftime at City a few weeks ago only to capitulate and lose 4-2 but this time they held firm despite a late red card for Cristian Romero to boost their own hopes of finishing in the top four. With Erling Haaland relatively quiet the closest City came to scoring was a Riyad Mahrez effort that smashed against the underside of the crossbar in first-half stoppage time.

Tottenham vs Man City latest news

  • RED CARD! Romero shown second yellow

  • WOODWORK! Mahrez strike hits the bar

  • GOAL! Kane puts Tottenham in front early on

Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 - 0 Manchester City FC

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21:13 , Matt Verri

As soon as next month, Harry Kane is likely to join an elite group of players to be top-scorer for their country and a club - including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele - but there remains some doubt about how many more Tottenham goals he will add to his remarkable total.

His contract is up at the end of next season and Spurs will be reluctant to allow him to enter the final year of his deal, leaving them under pressure to accelerate talks.

This performance, though, is exactly the type which may help to convince Kane that Spurs can compete with the best sides in the country and for major honours.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full analysis here

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Reaction from Guardiola

19:40 , Matt Verri

“We started really well, they didn’t cross halfway, or just once and we concede a goal, like happened two weeks ago.

“A well organised team, physical, we can’t expect to create a lot of chances. When we lose balls in transitions it is more difficult.

“It was good, we created chances and it was difficult. Most of the time to come here, we are not able to win the game - it is not easy to play them and these type of games we have to try and do the situation. The intention is there.”

“You make me proud"

19:30 , Matt Verri

Kyle Walker’s post-match thoughts...

18:56 , Matt Verri

”It’s disappointing obviously. We’ve come to first of all pick up three points, but also to get a result at this stadium which we haven’t got.

“We move on now. We’ve got to work hard this week, move on to the next game and try and go on a run that we know we can do.”

Tottenham ratings

18:45 , Matt Verri

Eric Dier 9

Made a goal-saving block from Julian Alvarez in a brilliant defensive display.

Ben Davies 9

Nearly headed home from a corner and played his part in a hugely impressive rearguard.

Emerson Royal 9

Responded to fresh competition from Pedro Porro with a magnificent display at both ends. Won a great battle with Grealish.

Read our ratings in full here

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Reaction from Kane

18:33 , Matt Verri

“It’s a day I’ll never forget. It’s hard to put into words; just a magical moment. I was desperate to do it with a win as well, and in front of the home fans.

“There’s been so much talk about it in the last two weeks and I wanted to get it done as soon as possible. To do it here against one of the best teams in the world, it’s a special feeling.

“When I started playing regularly, eight or nine years ago, it wasn’t even in my imagination to score 200 Premier League goals. To be there now… it’s exciting and I’ve got plenty more years left, so hopefully there’s a few more to come.”

Doesn’t prove costly!

18:30 , Matt Verri

FT: Tottenham 1-0 Man City

18:25 , Matt Verri

Harry Kane’s goal proves to be the winner!

Man City really hate this stadium. They’ve slipped up again, unable to close the gap to Arsenal.

Spurs do close the gap to Newcastle, they’re just a point off the top four now.

18:24 , Matt Verri

90+6 mins: That will be that. Walker loses his head and just kicks Sessegnon after losing the ball. Yellow card and free-kick.

Comes after Guardiola erupted at the referee as Grealish was penalised. Not going to happen for City.

18:21 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: City want a penalty. Again. Referee not interested. Again.

Ball comes in, Rodri challenging and Lloris comes for it. He clatters into Rodri as he palms it away, not great goalkeeping but probably will get away with it.

And he does. Check is complete.

18:19 , Matt Verri

90+1 mins: Five minutes added on - could easily have been more.

City continue to press, it’s another brilliant header away from Emerson in the middle though. Hojbjerg then wins a cheap free-kick, so clever.

18:17 , Matt Verri

89 mins: De Bruyne standing over the free-kick. All of 30 yards out.

And it’s straight into the wall. Terrible effort. Hojbjerg has stayed down holding his face, not convinced how much that did hit his head...

Hmmm. Shoulder maybe.


18:14 , Matt Verri

Romero is off!

Grealish skips past a couple of challenges, and is then hacked down by Romero. The defender is already on a yellow card and he is given his marching orders!


18:12 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Endless appeals for handball in this match. Referee being put under a lot of pressure at every opportunity.

Changes from both sides. Son off, Bissouma on. And Gundogan is on to replace Silva for City.

18:09 , Matt Verri

81 mins: Tottenham doing a good job of slowing this down and making this a scrappy encounter.

Grealish furious again, this time because a ball boy chucks the ball away as he comes to collect it. Everyone at Spurs doing what they have to!

18:06 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Absolutely brilliant from Emerson. Grealish getting sick of him.

Lovely one two with De Bruyne, Grealish looks to be in behind but Emerson slides in and halts his progress in the box. Gets the decision too, goal-kick. Grealish not impressed.

18:03 , Matt Verri

76 mins: Perisic hacks down Silva as the City man skips past him. Not very subtle and that’s a yellow card.

Cross comes in again, Ake looks to square it but it’s blocked. Huge penalty appeals for handball, refere not interested and nor is VAR. On we go.

18:01 , Matt Verri

73 mins: Grealish is the main threat for City, Spurs just looking to foul him on sight now.

Walker whips a cross in, charged down. City corner. De Bruyne takes, Rodri wins the header but he nods it wide.

17:58 , Matt Verri

70 mins: City look really leggy in transition.

Son brings it forward, slides the pass wide to Kane. He bundles his way through a couple of challenges, in on goal but Ederson flies off his line to smother the shot.

17:56 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Hojbjerg with a lovely lobbed finish over Ederson, shame the offside flag had gone up ten seconds earlier. Alvarez then fires an effort inches wide at the other end.

Here come Spurs again, Kane with the shot from a tight angle and he drags it well wide.

17:53 , Matt Verri

66 mins: And now it’s nearly 2-0!

So much space out there. Son drives forward, releases it wide to Perisic. He fires the ball across the face of goal, Kane sliding in at the back post but he can’t get there.

Clatters into the post himself.

17:52 , Matt Verri

65 mins: This pressure is really building.

Corner drops for Akanji, initial shot is blocked. He then rolls it back to De Bruyne, curls it wide of the far post. Couldn’t get enough bend on it.

17:51 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Grealish vs Emerson Pt 19.

The City winger slows Emerson down, knocks it past him and wins the free-kick as the Spurs man slides in. Not sure how he’s avoided a booking there.

Right on the byline, De Bruyne to take. He lays it back brilliantly for Alvarez, running onto it and and somehow it’s blocked over the bar! Dier gets a knee on it.

17:50 , Matt Verri

62 mins: This match is really opening up. Space is there for Hojbjerg as he’s played through, would have been in on goal if he was a bit quicker.

Instead he flicks it to Emerson, but Ake slides in and hammers the ball against the wing-back. Out for a goal-kick.

17:48 , Matt Verri

61 mins: De Bruyne with an instant impact, picks up a nice position and wins a free-kick.

He floats it to the back post, Ake nods it back across goal but it bounces straight through for Lloris to claim. Not a great delivery at all.

17:46 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Here is De Bruyne, at last. He’s on for Mahrez, so Silva shifts out to the right wing and De Bruyne goes into midfield.

The Belgian has just over half an hour to inspire a City comeback!

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:44 , Matt Verri

Kulusevski has been a great outlet down the right for Spurs and given Lewis his toughest afternoon yet in the Premier League.

17:44 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Good from Kulusevski, gets Spurs up the pitch and wins a corner for his side.

Fired into the near post, Davies gets across Alvarez and flicks a header just over the bar. Wasn’t far away at all.

17:42 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Haaland down in the box as the cross comes in, nothing given. Pressure starting to build on Spurs.

Grealish getting a fair bit of joy on the left, especially when he’s up against Romero who has already been booked.

17:40 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Again Grealish and Emerson come together, this time it’s a good challenge from the Spurs man.

Doesn’t stop Grealish from having a few words, doesn’t look like he was too thrilled with that tackle. Corner comes in, Alvarez runs it out of play.

How long until Guardiola turns to De Bruyne?

17:38 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Grealish drives at the Tottenham defence, waits for the contact from Emerson and falls over. Gets the decision - looked fairly soft.

Free-kick in a great position for City, Spurs initially clear the danger. Walker sends it back in, Grealish unable to keep the ball in play.

17:35 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Space opens up for Kulusevski, he’s having plenty of joy on that right wing. Slides the ball through to Hojbjerg, Akanji across to clear.

Lewis then heads the ball straight to Emerson, terrible decision. Ball comes in for Kane, who swings at thin air! Chance was there for the volley but he made no contact at all.

Back underway!

17:33 , Matt Verri

Up and running for the second-half.

17:30 , Matt Verri

This does feel different to last month’s match at the Etihad.

Spurs had a two-goal lead then, but they hadn’t played particularly well apart from a five-minute spell at the end of the half.

The gameplan today is working to perfection, and they continue to carry a threat on the counter. They’ll feel more confident of holding on this time.

Nearly an equaliser...

17:27 , Matt Verri

Kane punishes City...

17:24 , Matt Verri

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:21 , Matt Verri

The Harry Kane team are ahead and good value for it, although they squandered an even better position at the Etihad two weeks ago of course. The Conte / Stellini plan is working well, with Kulusevski a great outlet.

City haven’t really got going but Mahrez did strike the bar.

HT: Tottenham 1-0 Man City

17:18 , Matt Verri

So far, so good for Tottenham.

They lead at the break, Harry Kane’s record-breaking goal the difference. Spurs have been really impressive, for all City have dominated possession.

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17:17 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: OFF THE BAR!

City nearly do get that equaliser! City clips a cross in, falls for Mahrez at the back post. He takes a touch before hammering a left-footed strike at goal, smashes back off the woodwork. So unlucky.

17:16 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Two minutes added on.

Looks like Tottenham will once again be taking a lead over Man City into the break.

17:14 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Carnage in the City box!

Ederson punches the corner away, comes back to Perisic and he drills a low cross into the near post. Dier flicks it on, Kane has a shot blocked and Dier then has a couple of efforts of his own.

City scramble it away, not convincing at all.

17:12 , Matt Verri

42 mins: City finally get Haaland involved and they very nearly equalise.

Walker fires the pass into the striker, he turns and slides it wide to Grealish. Into the box, jinks inside onto his right foot and curls the effort wide of the far post. Really decent chance.

17:11 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Silva scoops the ball forward and Rodri has space to drive into.

Grealish open to his left, but he gets slowed down by Son before Romero gets his tackle perfectly right on the edge of the box. Had to as well.

City stay on the attack, Rodri has space for the shot but it’s weak and comfortable for Lloris.

17:09 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Haaland is starting to get frustrated. Romero gives him a shove, Haaland responds with a shirt pull and the Tottenham defender flops to the floor. Gets the decision too.

Davies a bit too tight on Mahrez as the Algerian drops deep, free-kick City. Visitors still struggling to get anything going in attack.

17:06 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Hojbjerg and Grealish both get treatment as play is stopped - City man holding his hip, Hojbjerg looks to have cut his knee.

Both back up and fine to continue. Guardiola used the opportunity to call Haaland over and have a word - not much he can do if he doesn’t get the ball!

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:04 , Matt Verri

There’s not been nearly enough of them this season but this is one of those games where Conte’s approach is really thrilling.

Spurs are fired up and storming forward whenever they have possession. Or perhaps it’s the Stellini effect!

17:03 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Haaland is having a pretty tough time of things. He’s touched the ball once that I can remember, and that was followed by Romero cleaning him out a second later.

Kulusevski has another chance to run at Lewis on the break, opts to turn back and keep possession instead.

17:00 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Kulusevski with a lot of space out wide, Perisic on the underlap. Ball through to him is a bit heavy and it allows Ake to get across and block.

Spurs do get a decision from the referee this time, Alvarez shoves Davies over on the touchline. Guardiola almost on the pitch as he screams some instructions at his players - looked to be warning the defenders about getting too tight to Kane.

16:58 , Matt Verri

28 mins: Akanji turned by Kane and Spurs are away. Son can’t get the shot away on the edge of the box, ends with Emerson winning a corner.

Taken short, whipped in to the back and post and it’s Grealish continuing to show off his defensive qualities. Great header to clear the danger.

16:57 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Well nobody in the stadium can complain about that.

Haaland drops deep to pick up the ball, Romero sets the radar, turns up the speed and absolutely flies through the striker. Terrible challenge and so unnecessary.

Safe to say that’s a yellow card.

16:54 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Kulusevski leads the Tottenham counter, he skips away from Mahrez on the right.

Once again it’s Grealish coming flying back to help out his defenders, he stands Kulusevski up and then wins the ball back. Guardiola will be turning him into a full-back at this rate.

16:53 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Grealish perhaps fortunate to avoid a yellow card, as he stops a Spurs counter. Knew exactly what he was doing there, a point made by about six Tottenham player to the referee.

They’re left disappointed though. City now on the attack themselves, they want an advantage but the whistle goes as Bentancur goes in late on Lewis.

Referee should really have let City carry on, but free-kick given. And this time it is a yellow card, Bentancur into the book.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:51 , Matt Verri

Credit for Hojbjerg who pressed Lewis into a mistake on the edge of his own box for that goal.

Very similar to Kulusevski’s opener at the Etihad two weeks, when Bentancur pressed Rodri into an error.

16:49 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Lovely ball through the lines from Rodri, Silva turns with it and he can drive at the defence.

Tries his luck from 20 yards out, tame effort in the end and it’s a comfortable save for Lloris. First time he’s been called upon for anything particularly serious.

16:47 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Well then!

That came absolutely out of nowhere. City gift possession back to Spurs high up the pitch and they’re made to pay. They’re going to have to come from behind against Tottenham again.

Kane now back almost into a left-back position to win the ball back, all hands on deck.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City | Harry Kane 15'

16:45 , Matt Verri


Tottenham’s all-time top scorer. City caught playing out from the back, Hojbjerg pokes it through to Kane and he provides the finish for the hosts!

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:44 , Matt Verri

Anyone expecting Stellini to radically change Tottenham’s approach will be disappointed. As expected, Spurs are sitting in a compact defensive shape, making it hard for City and looking for opportunities on the counter.

Romero has the job of man marking Haaland.

16:43 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Brilliant defending from Emerson, and he’s taken a whack in the process.

Mahrez lays the ball back to Walker, it’s a sensational first-time cross into the box. So much pace. Grealish is there at the back post reading for a simpel finish, Emerson gets back and heads it away.

Earns a free-kick too as Grealish comes barging in.

16:42 , Matt Verri

12 mins: It’s been about five minutes since Spurs touched the ball, City knocking it around at will. Eventually Spurs get it back and win a couple of throw-ins... they’ll take their time over these!

Visitors have had about 85% possession in the opening 12 minutes or so. Nothing to show for it yet.

16:40 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Match settling into the expected pattern. City dominating possession, particularly at the back and in midfield, and Spurs happy to sit off.

Very patient build-up from City, they’re not doing much with the ball though. Conte will be pretty happy so far watching on at home.

16:37 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Great block!

Good spell of City pressure, they win another corner and it’s headed out to Alvarez on the edge of the box. Catches the volley sweetly but it’s blocked.

He then stops the Spurs counter pretty cynically, does well to avoid a yellow card.

16:35 , Matt Verri

5 mins: First corner of the match, and it will be for City. Space opened up for Mahrez on his left foot, looks to whip it towards the far corner and the ball takes a flick on its way behind.

Bit of a mess in the middle from the set-piece, Ake nods it back into the six-yard box. Haaland among those challenging for it, eventually falls into Lloris’ grateful arms.

16:33 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Bright start from Emerson too on the right, bursting down the wing and he’s too strong for Lewis.

Looks to play the ball in, Lewis does well to stick with him and block the cross. Emerson keen to put on a show with new man Porro on the bench...

16:32 , Matt Verri

2 mins: That’s more like it from Son, haven’t seen that at all this season really.

Picks the ball up deep in his own half and just runs with it, into the City half and towards the edge of the box as he strides away from the defenders. Grealish tracks the run brilliantly and pokes the ball away.


16:30 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running in north London!

16:29 , Matt Verri

Tottenham’s defence has been a huge problem in recent weeks, conceding so many goals.

Need to tighten up here and make a good start, can’t keep chasing games. If they can do both of those things... it’s game on!

Here we go!

16:25 , Matt Verri

Teams in the tunnel, they’ll be out onto the pitch very shortly.

Huge match for both sides. Tottenham looking to take advantage of Newcastle dropping points in the battle for Champions League football, while Man City can close the gap to Arsenal.

Plenty on the line!

Pep to spring a surprise?

16:19 , Matt Verri

Plenty of talk about how City will line-up at the back. On paper it’s a back four with Walker at right-back and Lewis on the opposite flank.

But that could well turn into a back three as Lewis moves into midfield, as he’s done so well in recent weeks.

Very flexible shape, but they’ve been warming up as a conventional back four.

Warm-up time!

16:12 , Matt Verri

Pre-match thoughts from Guardiola

16:08 , Matt Verri

Pep Guardiola had very little interest in discussing Arsenal’s defeat to Everton in his pre-match comments!

“We’re more focused on what we have to do here than yesterday,” the City boss said.

“Nothing has changed, we have to do our job. All day I was thinking about what we have to do today.”

He also confirmed that De Bruyne is on the bench for tactical reasons, while Foden was ill last night and misses out on the squad as a result.

Stellini: I selected the team

16:00 , Matt Verri

Tottenham assistant Cristian Stellini has been discussing how the team have prepared for this afternoon’s clash in the absence of Antonio Conte.

The Spurs boss is still recovering following surgery to remove his gallbladder.

“Antonio is well, he is recovering at home,” Stellini said.

“We are sad because we have not the [OK] from the doctor to let Antonio come here and stay with us. So he will watch the game at home. He was involved until this morning, but we do not have a special communication here today. So me, Ryan [Mason] and all the staff are in charge.”

On who picked the team, he added: “We spoke about the team but he left me the decision, because I managed training and it is very important in our methodology to look how the players are in training sessions.

“And the last two training sessions are very important. Antonio left me the decision.”

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Walker wants to improve recent record

15:54 , Matt Verri

Kyle Walker has backed Man City to put their terrible recent record away to Spurs behind them and take advantage of Arsenal’s defeat yesterday.

City will move to within two points of Arsenal with victory here, though they have lost their last three matches away to Tottenham in the Premier League.

“We have to take yesterdays result into consideration,” Walker said.

“First and foremost, it’s coming in and putting a result on that we need and haven’t got in recent years.”

Lloris: Spurs are ready

15:44 , Matt Verri

Hugo Lloris is confident Tottenham are fully prepared for this afternoon’s clash, despite the absence of Antonio Conte.

“We had a full week to prepare the game,” the Spurs captain has said ahead of the match.

“Obviously we miss our manager but the coaching staff provide the best for the players to prepare as good as we can this big game.”

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De Bruyne and Porro on the bench

15:38 , Matt Verri

Porro made to wait for his Tottenham debut, he’s named on the bench for the hosts this afternoon.

That means Emerson continues at wing-back, with Perisic on the opposite flank. Kulusevski starts in the front three with Richarlison among the substitutes.

For Man City, Alvarez partners Haaland up front with De Bruyne surprisingly on the bench. Lewis and Walker start after Cancelo’s departure, while Mahrez keeps his place after starring against Spurs last month.

Tottenham team news

15:32 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic, Kulusevski, Son, Kane

Subs: Porro, Skipp, Sanchez, Richarlison, Danjuma, Sessegnon, Forster, Lenglet, Bissouma

Man City team news

15:30 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Ederson, Lewis, Walker, Akanji, Ake, Rodri, Silva, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Dias, Phillips, Gundogan, Laporte, De Bruyne, Gomez, Perrone, Palmer

Teams coming up...

15:24 , Matt Verri

All the team news from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium coming up very shortly.

As ever it’s a tough task trying to predict what Pep Guardiola will do, while Spurs have a few big decisions to make too.

That will all be revealed in a few minutes.

Hosts in the building!

15:16 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have beaten Manchester City in the last three Premier League matches between the two sides in north London - that’s a pretty decent record!

They’re once again the underdogs today, but they have reason to be confident of making it four in a row.

Last time they met...

15:09 , Matt Verri

It was a lot of fun!

Tottenham scored twice before half-time as Manchester City were booed off by sections of the Etihad.

The hosts quickly got things together, Riyad Mahrez inspiring a second-half comeback as Spurs fell apart after the break.

14:54 , Giuseppe Muro

It’s a splendid afternoon in north London...

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14:47 , Giuseppe Muro

After Arsenal lost 1-0 at Everton yesterday, Manchester City have a chance to move to within two points of the leaders with a win today.

Pep Guardiola’s side will kick-off five points back and can turn up the pressure on the Gunners ahead of their meeting at Emirates Stadium in a few weeks’ time.

City are trying to win three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time this season.

14:36 , Giuseppe Muro

Tottenham assistant Cristian Stellini has suggested Pedro Porro will be made to wait for his debut against Manchester City by being left on the bench.

Porro completed a loan switch from Sporting during the final minutes of the January transfer window after a month of speculation and talks between the two clubs.

Asked if Porro could be in contention to start against former club City, Stellini said: “Could be. He is young but he has great experience. He plays in a similar system we play and he is available.

“We can use him in two days. We have another training session. He can improve, he is a great player, technically he is a good player and we were impressed by his performance against us. We know very well him.”

14:24 , Giuseppe Muro

A reminder that Harry Kane’s next goal will be his 267th in all competitions for Tottenham, which would mean he surpasses Jimmy Greaves as the club’s record scorer.

Kane, who has scored four times in 13 Premier League matches against City, is also one short of becoming the third player to net 200 Premier League goals, after Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.

Confirmed: Spurs boss Conte to miss game

14:14 , Giuseppe Muro

It has now been confirmed that Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte will miss today’s game following surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Conte is still recuperating in Italy and his assistant Cristian Stellini will take charge of the team today.

Tottenham announced this week that Conte recently became unwell and has been suffering from "severe abdominal pain".

Spurs have not put a timeframe on the manager’s recovery but said the Italian would return “following a period of recuperation”.

After his surgery, Conte said the operation had “gone well” and that was “already feeling better”.

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Prediction: Man City to win 3-1

14:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s difficult to know what City will turn up, though Haaland could prove decisive. Spurs are hardly proving difficult to score against at the moment and the Norway international is on course to break all manner of records in England.

Man City to win 3-1.

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Man City team news: Phil Foden near to return

14:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

For City, Joao Cancelo’s shock departure means Nathan Ake is all but certain to start at left-back, while John Stones’ injury should see Manuel Akanji pair Ruben Dias in central defence.

Phil Foden is also closing in on a return.

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Tottenham team news: Porro pushing for debut

14:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Pedro Porro is pushing to make his Spurs debut following a deadline day move to the club, coincidently against the team who let him go earlier in his career. The Spanish international may come in at right wing-back, with both Matt Doherty and Djed Spence departing, but Emerson Royal is expected to start.

Arnaut Danjuma could make his first Premier League appearance too, though perhaps Heung-min Son’s two goals against Preston will see him continue up front despite a poor season. Richarlison is also available.

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Where to watch Tottenham vs Man City

13:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

Live stream: The Sky Go app will offer subscribers a live stream on laptops, games consoles, mobile devices and tablets.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Dan Kilpatrick will be providing expert analysis from the ground.

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13:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tottenham’s huge clash with Manchester City today.

Kick-off inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is at 4.30pm GMT.

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