Man City vs Tottenham

Man City vs Tottenham Live : Premier League 2019 Soccer match Man City vs Tottenham (20 Apr 2019). Preview and stats followed. Read about Man City v Spurs in the Premier League 2018/19 season, including lineups, stats Manchester City v Tottenham HotspurMatch preview Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola cannot afford any more stupid mistakes or missed opportunities from his side against Tottenham

Wednesday’s seven-goal thriller may have drawn the curtains on the Citizens’ bid for a quadruple but they can exact immediate revenge on the visitors
After playing out not only one of the games of the season but one of the European ties of the century in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday, Manchester City and Tottenham will lock horns again at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League.

With Pep Guardiola’s Citizens denied of a historic quadruple in a manic seven-goal thriller that saw Spurs progress to the semi-finals on the away goal rule, the hosts have a chance to exact immediate revenge in the race to defend their domestic crown.

With the Carabao Cup already secured and an FA Cup final date on the horizon, City can still complete a treble at home, but the evisceration of their continental dreams once more is a bitter pill to swallow.

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Game Manchester City vs Tottenham
Date Saturday, April 20
Time 12:30pm BST / 7:30pm EST
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.This is a defining week for them. Tottenham are back at Etihad Stadium on Saturday (12:30 BST kick-off), before Pep Guardiola’s side go to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby on Wednesday (20:00).

The Champions League is gone but the Premier League title is on the line now, and nothing less than two wins will do. City cannot rely on Liverpool dropping points in their remaining matches.

Snapshot of the top of the Premier League table – 1st Liverpool, 2nd Man City, 3rd Tottenham, 4th Arsenal, 5th Chelsea & 6th Man Utd
Guardiola’s problem is that he has to find a way of picking his players up off the floor after the incredible drama of their European exit to Spurs.

He looked shattered and devastated himself at the final whistle, and understandably so. Right from the start, the action was absolutely relentless – and that continued for the entire 96 minutes.

Race for the Premier League title
Date Liverpool fixtures Date Man City fixtures
21 April Cardiff (A) 20 April Tottenham (H)
24 April Manchester United (A)
26 April Huddersfield (H) 28 April Burnley (A)
5 May Newcastle (A) 4 May Leicester (H)
12 May Wolves (H) 12 May Brighton (A)
I was there for BBC Radio 5 Live and it was that good to watch that there was no time to breathe. It is difficult to think of a better game I have seen, and as a spectacle it was just staggering.

City put so much energy into trying to get through – and to lose when you think you have won, in the way they did when their injury-time goal was wiped out by VAR, is especially cruel. It will be hard for everyone at the club to come to terms with.

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They gave everything, but they have no time to feel sorry for themselves because there is still so much to play for.

City have still got six games left this season, and if they win them all, finishing against Watford at Wembley, they will win the Premier League and FA Cup and complete a domestic treble.

That would be an unbelievable achievement and I am sure Guardiola’s message to his players will be along those lines. One trophy has gone but there are still two more to go – let’s go for the hat-trick.

Spurs will be running on pure adrenaline

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I have a gut feeling City will beat Spurs on Saturday, but everything about the game is going to feel very different.

There was a sensational atmosphere at the Etihad on Wednesday night. Guardiola asked for the fans to show him they cared about the Champions League, and they certainly did that.

It will just not be possible for their supporters to create the same sort of intensity inside the stadium on a Saturday lunchtime, but the City fans still have a big part to play.

They did their bit to help City go after Spurs in midweek, and they can lift the players again. They have to try because, if things feel flat at all, that will only help the visitors.

Manchester City fans at Wednesday’s Champions League tie
The Manchester City fans created a magnificent atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium for Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Tottenham – can they lift their team again on Saturday?
The Tottenham team will also have some tired bodies in it, but the difference is they are returning to the scene of a famous victory.

They lost on the night but still got the result they wanted and put in a brilliant performance to get it. As a player you just don’t feel tired after results like that, and they will be full of confidence and running on pure adrenaline.

Of course Spurs had a little bit of luck along the way, but they withstood all the City pressure on Wednesday and thoroughly deserved their victory. Over the two legs, they were the better side.

City will have regrets from first leg too

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City can take some positives from the way they played on Wednesday into the weekend, but they cannot afford any more stupid mistakes or missed opportunities if they are going to get the result they want this time.

When City look back on how the Champions League tie was lost, then defensively they clearly could have done a lot better at the Etihad.

Aymeric Laporte has hardly put a foot wrong all season but his mistakes cost City two goals, and Ederson should have done better with the first of them too.

When you have conceded three goals at home you probably don’t deserve to go through – but they will have regrets from the first leg too.

I was surprised Pep did not pick a more attack-minded side but really the reason that night went wrong for them boils down to Sergio Aguero’s missed penalty after 11 minutes.

Things would have been very different if he had put that away. City would have been ahead in the tie, and had an away goal too.

Instead they had to wait until Aguero scored in the 59th minute of the second leg to lead on aggregate, and there were more twists and turns to come.

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