Tottenham vs Man City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Tottenham vs Man City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Manchester City took a massive step towards the Premier League title as they battled to a 2-0 win over Tottenham.

Arsenal were relying on a significant favour from their big rivals, but Erling Haaland finished from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross early in the second-half in north London, and then added a second from the penalty spot as the much moved into stoppage-time. Pep Guardiola’s side sit two points clear at the top of the table heading into the final day.

It was very nearly all so different, as Heung-min Son raced through on goal after a Manuel Akanji error in the closing stages of normal time, when City’s lead was still only one, but Stefan Ortega produced what could prove to be a title-winning save. Victory at home to West Ham on Sunday will seal a fourth title on the bounce for City, with Arsenal, hosting Everton, left to rely on an unlikely slip-up from the relentless City machine.

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23:05 , Matt Verri

Rarely can a 2-0 win have left both sets of supporters so completely satisfied but for Arsenal fans, Manchester City’s victory over Tottenham must have been agony.

If Mikel Arteta’s side miss out on the title to City on the final day, as now seems probable, they will replay Heung-min Son’s late miss as frequently as any moment from their own season.

The Spurs captain shot straight at substitute goalkeeper Stefan Ortega after racing clear in the 85th-minute, and within moments Erling Haaland scored his second of the game from the penalty spot to leave City one win from a record-breaking fourth consecutive championship.

For the majority of the 60,000 Spurs fans in the ground, however, the match played out in the best way possible after so much discourse in the build-up about what they really wanted from the occasion.

Read our full analysis here!


Tottenham ratings

22:11 , Matt Verri

Heung-min Son 5

Son needs to offer more too. Was Tottenham’s main outlet down the left flank in an inventive system that caused City problems. Simply had to score his late chance one-on-one with substitute goalkeeper Stefan Ortega but missed, surely breaking the hearts of Arsenal supporters.

James Maddison 6

Jinked and jived, sending City players this way and that. His influence waned as the game wore on, but his work-rate did not.

Read our full ratings here!

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It's in City's hands!

22:07 , Matt Verri

Man City at home to West Ham on the final day. Victory and the title is staying in Manchester.

A draw would see Arsenal win the title, if the Gunners beat Everton at home.

City still need to keep winning, but they are almost, almost there.

The title-winning moment?

22:01 , Matt Verri

How did he not score?!

Heung-min Son clean through, couldn’t find the finish. Stefan Ortega with a HUGE save.

That was at 1-0 - what a moment.

FT: Tottenham 0-2 Man City

21:58 , Matt Verri

It’s all over in north London... and in the title race?

Erling Haaland’s brace earns Man City a massive win, and they are now two points clear at the top heading into the final day of the season.

On the verge of a fourth title on the bounce.

Tottenham 0-2 Man City

21:55 , Matt Verri

90+7 mins: Doku skips away from Skipp, and Romero, and Skipp again.

Low ball into the middle, Spurs hack it away. Both sides ready for the final whistle now.

Tottenham 0-2 Man City

21:52 , Matt Verri

90+5 mins: No Haaland hat-trick, but he has a massive smile on his face as he marches off the pitch.

Alvarez on for the final few minutes.

Tottenham 0-2 Man City

21:50 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Wild celebrations in the away end and from Guardiola. Home fans not particularly devastated either.

Ten minutes added on, as Moore comes on for Maddison.

GOAL! Tottenham 0-2 Man City | Erling Haaland 90+1'

21:48 , Matt Verri

And Haaland makes no mistake.

That’s the win and that, surely, is the title.


21:47 , Matt Verri

90 mins: And that could be that.

Doku in the box, shifts onto his right foot and he’s brought down by Porro. Definite foul.

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21:46 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Yellow card for Foden, who lunges in to stop Maddison on the counter.

Not long until we found out how much added-time there will be. Could be touching double figures.

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21:45 , Matt Verri

87 mins: There were two Spurs changes just before that chance.

Skipp and Lo Celso on for the hosts, replacing Sarr and Hojbjerg.

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21:44 , Matt Verri


Was that the title? He’s clean through, but Ortega stretches out a right leg and denies him.

A massive moment. Potentially a decisive one.

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21:41 , Matt Verri

83 mins: Spurs leaving themselves even more exposed at the back as they push for an equaliser.

City, for now, not rushing to take advantage. Still just want to keep the ball.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:38 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Kulusevski again gets in behind, this time Dias making a mess of things.

On his left foot, tight angle and once more Ortega is there to smother. City just about doing enough.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:36 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Long spell of Spurs possession in the City half, leads to Porro’s cross being charged down by Doku. Corner.

Taken short, Kulusevski allowed to work the ball onto his left foot. Whips an effort well over the bar, as he tried to pick out the top corner.

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21:33 , Matt Verri

75 mins: There’s 15 minutes of normal time left, but we’re going to get near enough ten more added on you’d imagine.

City just trying to keep the ball and slow things down, ticking the seconds away.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

21:32 , Matt Verri

It still feels tense here, and you wonder if a second City goal would relieve the pressure and lead to a more relaxed atmosphere.

Most Spurs fans remain torn by appreciating the effort of their players and not wanting them to score an equaliser.

A draw, remember, would not be enough to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

21:30 , Matt Verri

Huge chance for Spurs, and Kulusevski will know it.

To be fair, Ortega closed down well from a tight angle.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:29 , Matt Verri

71 mins: And it’s a crucial save from Ortega straight away!

Kulusevski bundles his way through the challenges, gets the shot away from a tight angle and the goalkeeper just about stops it squeezing through him at the near post.

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21:27 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Ederson following Bentancur’s example, booting everything in his way as he sits down.

Pulls his shirt over his face - devastated to be brought off. Guardiola’s words of explanation very much ignored.

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21:26 , Matt Verri

68 mins: City fairly happy to let Spurs have the ball. Hosts have played decently enough, but don’t really look like scoring.

Ederson’s night will be coming to a premature end, Ortega on to replace him. Doku also introduced, in place of De Bruyne.

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21:23 , Matt Verri

65 mins: City’s goalkeeping coach is booked, for his very forceful appeals that it should have been a red card. Guardiola pushes him back to his seat.

Ederson is going to continue, despite looking fairly groggy. And he then slips over as he clears the ball up the pitch from the free-kick.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:21 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Physios are on, as is the stretcher. Good to see Ederson sitting up.

Just a yellow card for Romero, confirmed after a VAR check.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:20 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Maddison and Kulusevski combine well, before the Englishman’s ball into the middle is charged behind for a corner.

Decent set-piece, but Dias does well to flick it away to safety.

Kulusevski whips it back in to the near post, Romero flying in and absolutely clatters into Ederson. Heavy collision.

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21:17 , Matt Verri

59 mins: De Bruyne looks absolutely furious as he limps to the touchline. Far from impressed with that challenge.

He’s going to come back though, at least for now.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:15 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Booking for Sarr, he brings a swift halt to City’s counter.

Stood on the back of De Bruyne’s heel, the Belgian is in a lot of pain as the physios come on to treat him.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:14 , Matt Verri

56 mins: First Spurs change of the night.

Kulusevski is on, replacing Bentancur. The midfielder absolutely batters his seat in the dugout, stud marks all over it. Furious that he’s off.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

21:13 , Matt Verri

Lots of football left to play but I'd say this is going to script for many Spurs fans.

Their team have played very well, stuck to their manager's principles and offered a glimpse of a more balanced and compact version of Ange-ball next season.

But they are losing, leaving City going ahead of Arsenal as it stands.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:12 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Do Spurs have anything in response? Feels a lot like the title race could well be coming to an end here.

City already knocking the ball around with more confidence, Spurs need to stay in this.

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

21:10 , Matt Verri

That goal all came from Phil Foden being positive with an aerial ball, nodding it into his path and sprinting onto it rather than simply heading to a team-mate. Form breeds confidence. Such positivity.

Could be a pivotal moment in what could prove a title-winning campaign.

GOAL! Tottenham 0-1 Man City | Erling Haaland 51'

21:09 , Matt Verri

City in front!

Familiar combination. De Bruyne down the side on the right, plays the ball across the face of goal and Haaland has a tap-in.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

21:07 , Matt Verri

49 mins: And now Ederson forced into action.

Johnson on the right for Spurs, low ball into the middle and Son gets there at the near post. Tries to flick it over Ederson, but the goalkeeper smothers the shot.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

21:05 , Matt Verri

47 mins: De Bruyne with a big chance a minute after the restart - Vicario saves!

Spurs make a mess of playing out from the back, City pounce and it falls for De Bruyne in the box. Catches the strike well, Vicario at full stretch parries it away.

Back underway!

21:03 , Matt Verri

Here we go. An absolutely massive 45 minutes ahead.

Rushing through it!

21:00 , Matt Verri

Makes a change...

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

20:55 , Matt Verri

This is either going very well or extremely badly for Spurs, depending on your viewpoint.

The hosts have been disciplined, brave and look lively when they beat the press.

First-half stats

20:51 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have had more of the ball in the first-half, not sure many expected that. City with only 45% possession so far.

Three shots each, both having one on target.

Little in the way of clear cut chances, but City did have one. Foden played in by an awful Hojbjerg clearance, should have scored but Vicario denied him.


Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

20:47 , Matt Verri

The half-time whistle in a game where Spurs have been the better side, much to the frustration of some of their supporters. Goalless it remains.

City yet to reach fourth gear.

HT: Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:46 , Matt Verri

Sensational defending!

Wow. Foden picks out Haaland, his volley is blocked by Van de Ven. Falls for Silva, Dragusin somehow heads wide on the line.

Offside flag up, wouldn’t have counted.

And there’s the half-time whistle. No added time. 0-0.

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20:44 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Huge chance for Spurs to break, the space had completely opened up.

Bentancur has Porro and Johnson to his right, both waiting to be played in on goal. Neither get it.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:43 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Five minutes or so to go until half-time.

It’s all very quiet in north London, as though the Spurs fans aren’t really sure what to think.

This wakes them up, Foden winning a free-kick after a challenge from Porro. Certainly was a foul, for all the complaints.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:40 , Matt Verri

38 mins: First dangerous City attack in a while.

Walker clips the ball to Gvardiol at the back post, he’s completely free. Haaland waiting for it to be squared, but Gvardiol volleys an effort well over the bar.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

20:37 , Matt Verri

There's no doubt Spurs are much more competitive than in the first halves of the recent defeats to Arsenal and Liverpool.

Perhaps the rhythm of playing more regularly is starting to prove beneficial or maybe they have found a set up that suits.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:37 , Matt Verri

35 mins: City on the break, Bentancur basically snaps Foden in half in an attempt to halt it.

Advantage played, attack comes to nothing. Have to imagine a yellow card is not far away - that looked a really poor challenge.

And here it is. Bentancur booked.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:35 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Johnson can run at Gvardiol, into the box and onto his right foot. Ball into the middle takes a slight deflection, Ederson spills it and it trickles out for a corner.

Deep again, drops for Son and he slices it miles wide. Maddison very nearly got on the end of it, he’s screaming for another corner. Should have been.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:33 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Dias lets the ball run straight under his foot, as Son rushes after him. Guardiola looking fairly frustrated with his side, plenty of arm waving.

Spurs are getting chances to play that ball over the City defence - reluctant to do so though.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:31 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Van de Ven charges up, Walker skips away from him and City are away down the left.

That is until Bentancur gets across, slams the door shut on De Bruyne. Spurs midfield working very hard, covering lots of ground.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:28 , Matt Verri

27 mins: More good work from Spurs out wide. Porro through to Johnson, decent ball into the middle and Dias turns it behind for a corner.

Taken short, all the way back to the halfway line. That particular routine needs a bit more work.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:26 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Speaking of...

Bentancur makes the run into that space and gets the pass from Van de Ven.

Tries to play the ball across to Johnson at the back post, but Gvardiol sees it coming and flicks the ball away.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:24 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Sarr, Maddison, Romero, now Porro. Everyone having a go at playing up front for Spurs.

Romero went flying forward from centre-back, should really have been played through but Son slowed things down. Plenty of space in behind that City defence.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

20:23 , Matt Verri

It's not what many Spurs fans want to hear but there's a nice balance to the side tonight. Van de Ven is helping out in the middle of defence and there's plenty of willing runners in midfield.

Spurs are looking compact and showing glimpses of menace on the break.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:22 , Matt Verri

21 mins: Late from Bentancur on Foden, stood on his ankle as he tries to close the Man City man down. Painful one for Foden, but he’s back up and fine to continue.

Strange game so far. Both sides look pretty dangerous in attack, but City very obviously have that quality up front.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:19 , Matt Verri

18 mins: More like it from the hosts.

Sarr pokes the ball to Johnson, chance in the box but he tries to square it instead. Spurs have to settle for a corner, he probably should have shot.

Maddison to take, Romero wins the header and it comes to Son at the back post. Looks to swing it back in, but he’s crowded out.

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

20:18 , Matt Verri

Vicario to the rescue for Spurs and Hojbjerg there, who was fortunate not to be punished for such a sliced clearance.

City most definitely growing.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:17 , Matt Verri

16 mins: All City now - Spurs a bit of a shambles all of a sudden.

Hojbjerg in his own box, tries to hack the ball away and instead slices it behind him.

Foden is in, just Vicario to beat but it’s a superb save.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:16 , Matt Verri

15 mins: It is crazy how much space Walker is getting out on the right. About half the pitch every time.

Strolls into the box, cut back is a poor one though and Hojbjerg turns it behind for a corner.

Foden swings it in, Dias heads... just wide. Actually Van de Ven who got the touch. Spurs once more not looking particularly convincing from set pieces. Vicario flaps at the second one, Kovacic fires wide.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:13 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Romero clatters Foden, advantage played as the ball falls for De Bruyne and he very nearly sends Haaland clean through.

Ball is intercepted though and pulled back for that foul. Spurs, as ever, living dangerously.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:11 , Matt Verri

10 mins: City are being pressed aggressively by Spurs, but there is a lot of space there when they do play through it.

Haven’t quite done so yet - get the feeling it won’t be long, for all Spurs have started fairly well.

Dom Smith at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

20:08 , Matt Verri

Really strange atmosphere here. There were very subdued cheers from the Spurs fans as Bentancur forced Ederson into that save.

There is noise; just not half as much as if Arsenal’s title ramifications didn’t hang in the balance of this match quite so much.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:08 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Corner cleared out to Hojbjerg, he finds Son but he can’t find space to put the cross back in.

Hosts are keen to keep looking for that ball over Gvardiol for Johnson to run onto. There is space out there.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:07 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Great save!

Lovely move from Spurs, as Hojbjerg switches it out to Johnson.

He can drive at Gvardiol, lays it off for Bentancur and he forces Ederson to tip the rising strike over the bar.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:04 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Spurs leave Romero one-on-one with Haaland at the back.

The centre-back gets bullied off the ball, topples to the floor and Haaland is clean through... but the whistle goes for a foul. That was generous.

Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:03 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Confident start on the ball from Spurs. They’re going to play their football, regardless of the City pressure.

Sarr and Maddison are pressing up centrally, with Son and Johnson both very wide.


20:01 , Matt Verri

Underway in north London!

19:59 , Matt Verri

Tough start to James Maddison’s night - his mascot is taller than him. At best a draw.

Handshakes done. Time to get up and running.

Here we go!

19:57 , Matt Verri

Teams are in the tunnel in north London.

Camera panning to a lot of Spurs fans who have opted for a sky blue shirt tonight. We’re about to find out what the atmosphere is going to be like!

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

19:55 , Matt Verri

It will be interesting to see how van de Ven and Maddison operate in unusual positions tonight. Van de Ven, who is deputising at left-back, will presumably use his pace to sweep up behind the back line but will he invert into midfield when Spurs are in possession?

Maddison looks likely to start on the left of the front three, a role he has played for England but not for his club this season.

Ten minutes to go!

19:50 , Matt Verri

Kick-off is not far away now.

There’s one very obvious storyline tonight, and Jamie Carragher has had his say!

Postecoglou: No red carpet from Spurs

19:45 , Matt Verri

Man City are aiming to be the first club to win a fourth consecutive English title and there is a grim sense of inevitability about their form under Pep Guardiola.

But asked his view of their dominance, Ange Postecoglou said: "Well they haven't [won four in a row] yet. That's an important point.

"They haven't done it yet but if they think you have, then it does become an issue because everyone is putting down the red carpet for them. I'm not going to do that. I don't think other managers would do that.

“I'm certainly not going to sit down and watch them win again. That doesn't sit comfortably with me."

Guardiola wants 'tense' Man City

19:38 , Matt Verri

Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City to stay tense in order to move within touching distance of Premier League history at Tottenham.

City are two wins away from a record fourth straight Premier League title, and will reach that unprecedented quartet with wins over Spurs and West Ham.

City have fired 15 goals and leaked just one in their last four victories, and they can leapfrog leaders Arsenal to return to the top of the table with a win at Spurs.

Guardiola’s team are winless in league action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium though, failing even to score a goal in four top-flight losses, with one solitary victory coming in the FA Cup.

“If you play these games relaxed, it’s a big problem,” warned Guardiola.

“The right tension, and the right focus has to be there. We need to demand the best. Maybe they are going to play for Champions League qualification and have a huge target for them too.

“We have a huge target at the same time as well.”

 (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
(Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)

Saliba backs Tottenham to deliver

19:32 , Matt Verri

Arsenal defender William Saliba is confident Tottenham will not surrender against Manchester City.

The Gunners are relying on a favour from their north London rivals after beating Manchester United on Sunday to go back top of the Premier League and take the title race to the final day.

Arsenal are a point clear of second-placed Man City, but Pep Guardiola’s side have this game in hand.

And Saliba believes Spurs will fight to get a result against City, even if taking points off them would hand Arsenal the chance to win their first title since 2004.

“They will try to win,” he said. “Their fans don’t want them to win against City, but they are good competitors, so they will try their best to win.

“I don’t think [it changes anything for the Tottenham players], because they want to play in the Champions League next season.

“Tottenham is a very good team. Our games with them were not easy. I hope they will be at their best. All the [Arsenal] team will be Tottenham fans on Tuesday. Let’s pray for Tuesday.”

 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

19:26 , Matt Verri

Going to be a pretty unique atmosphere!

Will history repeat itself?

19:20 , Matt Verri

Man City have hated coming to this ground in recent seasons, even if they did win in the FA Cup earlier this season.

They are yet to score a Premier League goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - it’s a crazy record.

Those defeats did come against Spurs sides sitting deep, waiting to counter. That won’t be the case tonight.

View from a Tottenham fan

19:14 , Matt Verri

“For some inexplicable reason, swathes of pundits and football fans have forgotten the force that drives football fandom: petty tribalism.

“This has led to some ludicrous suggestions that Tottenham should move heaven and earth to beat, or at least draw with, Manchester City tonight. The upshot of this would be Spurs effectively delivering the Premier League crown to their most detested rivals.

“I want to stroll into the office and give a little wink to my Gooner colleagues, even though we finished more than 20 points behind them, because we meekly lay down to let City stroll to another title, and that means I win.

“City may be causing irreparable damage to English football — but it's cheap at twice the price if it means Arsenal don't win the league

“I would rather we finish bottom on zero points if it meant stopping that lot winning the league.”

Read the full piece here!

 (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
(Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)

Changes for both

19:07 , Matt Verri

It’s an interesting Spurs lineup.

Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg come into the midfield, with Yves Bissouma out with injury, and Dejan Kulusevski drops to the bench, meaning James Maddison starts in the front three.

Micky van de Ven gets the nod at left-back, so it’s Radu Dragusin alongside Cristian Romero.

Just the one change for Man City. Kyle Walker starts at right-back, with Nathan Ake dropping to the bench and Manuel Akanji moving inside to centre-back.

Man City team news

19:04 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodri, Kovacic, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, Haaland

Subs: Ortega, Stones, Ake, Grealish, Doku, Alvarez, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis

Tottenham team news

19:02 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Vicario, Porro, Romero, Dragusin, Van de Ven, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sarr, Johnson, Son, Maddison.

Subs: Skipp, Gil, Emerson, Lo Celso, Kulusevski, Austin, Scarlett, Moore, Hall.

Stage is set!

18:51 , Matt Verri

Not long to go.

All the team news from north London coming up in the next ten minutes or so.

Will Maddison find form?

18:44 , Matt Verri

If Spurs are to exploit City’s high line with the pace of Heung-min Son and Brennan Johnson, they need quality on the ball, which is where James Maddison comes in.

The England player has been short of rhythm and confidence since returning from injury in January, but looked closer to his best in the win over Burnley at the weekend, suggesting two games on the bench might have been beneficial.

Unlocking this City team will require high-risk, incisive passing — and Maddison is capable of providing it.

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(Getty Images)

Postecoglou: Don't understand Spurs fans wanting to lose

18:37 , Matt Verri

Despite the implications of a Tottenham win, Ange Postecoglou is confident his side will have the backing of the home supporters and says he struggles to comprehend why any fan would want their side to lose.

"To me, I don't understand it, I never will," said the Australian. "I understand rivalry. I was part of one of the biggest ones in the world in the last couple of years with Celtic and Rangers and I understand the rivalry, but I've never and will never understand if someone wants their own team to lose.

"That's not what sport is about. It's not what I love about the game. What I love more than anything in the game is the competitiveness, challenging yourself to beat someone and coming out successful. Anything outside of that, it's got nothing to do with sport, it's got nothing to do with me.

"If other people want to treat it that way, that they get pleasure from other people's misery, that's not how I've lived my life and how I perceive my role.”

 (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
(Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Key battle of the night?

18:29 , Matt Verri

Tottenham are usually happy to leave Micky van de Ven one-on-one with his centre-forward, and the game’s most intriguing individual duel will surely be the Dutchman’s attempts to stop Erling Haaland.

They are both freakish physical specimens — towering, strong and quick — and are likely to have more than one foot race in the final third. Van de Ven is a master at sweeping up behind Spurs’ high line, although there is a chance he could be asked to deputise at left-back.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fans fail in firework plans

18:22 , Matt Verri

Arsenal supporters failed in their attempts to disrupt Manchester City’s preparations for their showdown with Tottenham.

Videos posted on social media show Gunners fans setting off fireworks outside a hotel they thought the City squad were staying in ahead of tonight’s game.

But it is understood the City players stayed in Manchester on Monday night and were travelling down to London only this morning.

That had always been the club’s plan and, as a result, Arsenal fans’ attempts to disrupt City players’ sleep failed.

Arsenal fan group Ashburton Army were thought to be behind the fireworks, which were let off outside the Marriott Hotel in Waltham Abbey at around 2am.

Spurs must lock down City's left wing

18:13 , Matt Verri

Man City left-back Josko Gvardiol has five goals in seven games, including a brace in the weekend’s 4-0 win at Fulham, while Phil Foden remains in sparkling form, leaving City’s left flank looking ominous.

The hard-working Dejan Kulusevski and right-back Pedro Porro will have a huge job to do defensively, particularly with holding midfielder Yves Bissouma missing with a knee injury.

But locking down City’s left flank would go some way to subduing their attacking threat.

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(Getty Images)

Arsenal will be watching...

18:05 , Matt Verri

It’s a massive night in north London.

If Man City win, they will be two points clear at the top heading into the final day of the season, when they play West Ham at home.

A draw here, though, and it will be Arsenal top on goal difference - the Gunners’ advantage is currently three.

Defeat for City and Arsenal will hold a one-point advantage, ahead of welcoming Everton to the Emirates on Sunday.

It’s pretty clear - Arsenal need a favour from their biggest rivals tonight.

Spurs have arrived!

17:58 , Matt Verri

The hosts are in the building in north London...

Standard Sport prediction

17:51 , Matt Verri

All the talk of Spurs wanting to lose to City, and in turn not do Arsenal a favour in the title race, has dominated the build-up, but there is no doubt that the players - and certainly the manager - will want to win. Postecoglou made that very clear in his press conference.

Spurs even have had something of a hoodoo over City at home in recent years - winning every league encounter without conceding since moving to their new stadium - but this is still a side who have repeatedly flattered to deceive in recent weeks, against a team who are scoring for fun.

City should have few problems tonight.

Man City to win, 3-1.

Man City team news

17:44 , Matt Verri

Nathan Ake is the sole injury doubt for Manchester City.

The defender lasted only 22 minutes during Saturday’s big 4-0 victory over Fulham.

Jack Grealish missed the trip to Craven Cottage through illness but Guardiola has confirmed the England international is “fine”, so the winger is expected to return to the squad tonight.

“Jack has recovered from illness and Nathan was much better yesterday,” Guardiola told reporters on Monday. “Now we are going to train and we will see if he can train later today.”

Predicted Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic, Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland

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Tottenham team news

17:38 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have another injury concern to contend with, after Yves Bissouma was ruled out with a knee injury picked up in the weekend win over Burnley.

Rodrigo Bentancur is the likeliest player to replace Bissouma at the base of midfield, although Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could also come in.

Oliver Skipp is likely to be needed at left-back again but Micky van de Ven could play there after a late goal-scoring cameo from full-back against the Clarets. Radu Dragusin would come in at centre-half if Van de Ven starts on the left.

Postecoglou has also said Richarlison will miss the rest of the season and the Copa America with Brazil due to a calf injury, so Dejan Kulusevski, Brennan Johnson and Heung-min Son will surely continue up front, with James Maddison at No10.

Predicted Spurs XI (4-3-3): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Skipp; Bentancur, Sarr, Maddison; Kulusevski, Johnson, Son

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How to watch Tottenham vs Man City

17:31 , Matt Verri

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR. Coverage starts at 7pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go App.

LIVE coverage: Follow all the action right here, featuring expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick and Dom Smith at the ground!

Good evening!

17:25 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tottenham vs Man City!

Will there be a twist in the Premier League title race? City are two wins away, but any dropped points tonight will hand control to Arsenal.

Spurs, then, could end up playing a big role in the Gunners ending their 20-year wait to win the Premier League title. Strange night ahead!

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm BST from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.