Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side take on Tottenham in the Pre-season friendly tournament called International Champions Cup on US Soil this Saturday night. The game is suppose to kickoff at around 11:00 pm uk time and premier sport will have live coverage in the UK while ESPN to broadcast the game live in USA. We will have match highlights of the game right here on this page.
Its a massive game as far as the title race is concerned because if Manchester City wins this game they will go pretty much out of sight at top of the table with 7 points lead after only 7 games into the season. Pressure is on Tottenham and other teams such as Liverpool, United, Arsenal will be hoping for a Spurs win here. Since the international break falls next weekend its mighty important for Spurs to get something out of this game.
Spurs has enjoyed impressive results over Manchester City in last couple of season and their recent meeting ended in Spurs winning 2-1 back in February 2016. However Pep Guardiola has transformed City into a free flowing team who are scoring goals for fun at the moment.
Man City vs Spurs Team News: Pep Guardiola is expected to keep the same lineup which took the field against Swansea last weekend. Only absentee will be Kevin De Bruyne and it will be a big one as he has been the main architecture on City’s incredible run of results. First game without him against Celtic and City dropped points and that might be the case this weekend as well. Both teams will be happy with a draw but its Spurs and other teams who need the win more than City do.
Match Predictions: After incredible run of 10 consecutive wins, Manchester City finally dropped points in midweek game against Celtic where they drew 3-3 in one of the best games this season. With Kevin De Bruyne City lacks that cutting edge and thats where Tottenham can exploit specially playing at home. I sitting on the fence in this one and going with another high scoring 2-2 draw in this important premier league match.
Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 Manchester City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Season ]
09′ 1 – 0 Aleksandar Kolarov failed to put the ball away as it deflected off him in the back of the net for own goal.
37′ 2 – 0 Dele Alli scored just before the break to put Spurs in commanding position.
65′ 2 – 0 [ Missed penalty ] Erik Lamela