UCL: Tottenham vs Man. City Lineups And Team News

Tottenham vs Man. City

Tottenham will be looking to secure a first-leg advantage when they welcome Manchester City to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in their Champions League quarter-final tonight.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost four of their last six league games but they did get back to winning ways with a routine 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last week.

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That victory came on the opening of Tottenham new £1billion stadium and Spurs will be hoping the excitement around the new ground tonight will give their players an edge against a formidable City side.

The Citizens remain on course to challenge for an unprecedented quadruple and they were pleased to avoid the likes of Barcelona and Juventus in the quarter-final draw.

Spurs will be without Eric Dier as the midfielder is still recovering from a hip injury while Erik Lamela is also out with a hamstring strain.

Serge Aurier is still nursing his own hamstring complaint so Kieran Trippier will continue at right-back but Fernando Llorente returns to the squad.

Harry Winks is pushing for a recall to the starting eleven after making his injury comeback off the bench against Palace.

Man City have been handed a huge boost as Sergio Aguero is back in contention after recovering from injury so the Argentinean international is expected to start up front.

Full-backs Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy are also fit and available for selection but Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabian Delph are ruled out.

Tottenham vs Man. City Pre Match Insights

  • This is the first ever European meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in what is the 157th meeting between the teams in all competitions.
  • Manchester City have won 11 of their last 16 matches against Spurs (D1 L4), with all those meetings coming in the Premier League; they’ve won their last three in a row.
  • Spurs haven’t faced an English team in a European competition since April 1973, when they faced – and were eliminated by – Liverpool in the 1972-73 UEFA Cup semi-final.
  • Manchester City have lost all four of their European matches against English opponents, losing both legs of the 1970-71 Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final against Chelsea and both legs of last season’s Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool.
  • Spurs are competing in only their second Champions League quarter-final, losing previously 0-5 on aggregate to Real Madrid in 2010-11; in all European competition, Spurs have been eliminated from their last five quarter-final ties, most recently in the 2012-13 Europa League against FC Basel.

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Tottenham vs Man. City Lineups

Tottenham (4-2-3-1) Lineup

  1. Lloris
  2. Trippier
  3. Alderweireld
  4. Vertonghen
  5. Rose
  6. Sissoko
  7. Alli
  8. Eriksen
  9. Son
  10. Winks
  11. Kane

Man. City (4-3-3) Lineup

  1. Moraes
  2. Danilo
  3. Laporte
  4. Otamendi
  5. Mendy
  6. Bruyne
  7. Fernandinho
  8. Guendogan
  9. Silva
  10. Jesus
  11. Sterling

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