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Manchester City Vs Tottenham

After Wednesday’s incredible Champions League meeting at the Etihad, Manchester City and Tottenham square off once more.

An incredible seven-goal thriller has thrown up a number of sub-plots for this Saturday and the big question is whether or not, Pep Guardiola can pick up his players to bounce back and pick up all-important league points.

Although City will no doubt feel aggrieved after seeing their progress to the Champions League Quarter-finals denied by two VAR decisions, they have absolutely no time in which to feel sorry for themselves and especially as they still have to hunt down Liverpool in the race for the title.

Of course, it must also not be forgotten that Tottenham did actually lose on Wednesday night and although the North London outfit will be celebrating, there will be lessons to be learned from that special night in Manchester.

Lessons that come in the shape of being slightly more disciplined in defence and not leaving them overexposed at times. However, for all their defensive faults and there were plenty, they still showed plenty of spark in attack.

That spark came primarily from South Korean international Hueng min-Son and although he was rested against Huddersfield last weekend, he will be certain to spearhead Tottenham’s attack once again come Saturday.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino may well have to opt for a different shape in terms of starting eleven, as midfielder Moussa Sissoko looks set to miss out through the injury that he suffered on Wednesday night.

That will be a huge blow to Tottenham, a sentence that you could not have imagined being written last season and it just goes to show just how vitally important he has been to the club in these last few weeks.

It might well be that Tottenham’s relative heroics, means that they have nothing to offer on Saturday and City can take full advantage. The hosts quadruple hopes may well have ended, but a Premier League win will be a likely comeback.



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