City Clings To Title Hopes

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Edin Dzeko netted four on City's last visit to White Hart Lane. Image courtesy of Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
By Tuesday morning (AEST), Manchester City may have relinquished its English Premier League title to great foe Manchester United. With the Red Devils taking on relegation-threatened Aston Villa, there’s no doubt City has the tougher contest away to Tottenham . The good news for City fans is their team has an excellent recent record against Spurs, and last time they visited White Hart Lane the Sky Blues inflicted Tottenham’s heaviest home defeat in the EPL with a 5-1 belting. Edin Dzeko was the main man that day finishing with four goals.

The Citizens have kept a clean sheet the last four times they have played in London, but finding the back of the net at the other end has been a problem. Apart from a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium over Arsenal, the other three matches against West Ham United, Chelsea and struggling QPR have all finished in 0-0 draws . One man who could fix that problem is Carlos Tevez. He scored the winner in the 1-0 victory over Wigan Athletic last weekend. The diminutive Argentine goes in to this game with 84 in 196 Premier League appearances. Remarkably, those are the exact same numbers as former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo compiled in his six seasons in the EPL.

Spurs have been a little leaky at the back of late. They’ve conceded at least one goal in each of their last seven matches, and they’ve taken just four points from their past four starts. The injury to star Gareth Bale couldn’t have come at a worse time with the Lilywhites clinging to fifth spot, just two points clear of Everton, albeit with a game in hand.  The Welsh star is expected to return this weekend, though. 

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