FT: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham. Huge, huge win for City, who go back to the top of the Premier League table. Spurs had chances, but they could not find an equaliser as City get revenge for their Champions League exit with yet another Premier League victory here. Now, on to the Manchester derby. Thanks for joining us, goodbye.
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Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League - 20 April 2019
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Trouble flares up again between Sterling and Vertonghen, with both cautioned for their reaction in the corner.
Four minutes of added time here at the end of the match. Will feel like forever for City fans.
Rose strides forward into the space, makes space for the shot, sees the headlines lighting up, but drags his strike wide.
Could be the match winner, too...
Clever from Fernandinho to win the foul from Wanyama, who is booked for his troubles.
Final change for City with David Silva on for Foden.
Getting a little bit tetchy now this game as Sterling and Vertonghen clash. No cards.
Eriksen's shot in blocked well by Stones, it falls to Lucas, but he cannot keep his strike down.
City have really retreated here, remaining susceptible on the counter.
Change for Tottenham now, with Alderweireld replaced by Fernando Llorente. Attacking change as Spurs chase an equaliser.
Spurs cannot keep missing these chances. Next one could be the decider.
SAVE! Once again, it is Ederson to the rescue, this time as he races out to make the block to deny Lucas Moura. Another crucial save.
SAAAAAVE! Huge save from Gazzaniga. Brilliant from Sane to pick out Sterling in the middle, the England international is five yards out, surely has to score, but Gazzaniga sticks out a leg to make a crucial save.
Change for Spurs as Danny Rose replaces Alli.
They will not...
Foden loses out in the box as another City move breaks down.
Change for City this time, with Aguero replaced by Leroy Sane. False nine for City? Sterling through the middle?
Aguero darts into the middle but cannot get the shot away. Next goal so crucial here.
Change for Tottenham with Victor Wanyama on for Dier.
NO PENALTY! Alli heads the ball onto Walker, the appeals for a penalty for handball go up, but referee Michael Oliver again waves them away. No VAR, no Spurs party.
Game has slowed down a great deal here. The heat might be playing a part, but neither side are really looking threatening.
Good race between Sterling and Foyth, who is penalised for a foul. Seemed a little harsh.
A season of frustration for De Bruyne...
Foden goes down under challenge from Foyth, but the referee is having none of it. Would have been very soft indeed.
Aguero stays down under challenge from Vertonghen, but limps back to his feet,
WIDE! Walker does well to get to the byline, pulls it back for Aguero, whose effort is blocked by Alderweireld, it falls to Foden, who drags wide from a good position. Rushed at the shot.
Bernardo Silva junks his way through, pulls the ball back, but the cross is cleared.
We are back up and running here...
HT: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham. The scoreline does not tell a true reflection of the match here, with Spurs having plenty of chances, but City the only side to find the net. Son has been the threat for Spurs, but Ederson has denied him time and again. Losing De Bruyne was a huge blow for City - can they hold on?
One added minute here....
SAVE! Ederson to City's rescue again, as Son races clear once more, turns back inside to beat Laporte, has just Ederson to beat, but the Brazilian blocks well once more.
Fernandinho feeds Walker, who strikes for goal, but that is high, wide, and not so handsome...
Kyle Walker gets his cross all wrong as another move breaks down. If only De Bruyne was still on the pitch....
Great ball from Ederson to pick out Sterling, but the England international is just offside.
Huge blow for City as Kevin De Bruyne limps off. His standing foot seemed to go from underneath him as he had a shot, and that is the end of his afternoon. Fernandinho is on in the Belgian's place.
Bernardo Silva cuts onto his right foot but his effort is blocked behind for a corner.
Great skill again from Alli, who seems to be here simply to wind City fans up.
Cheeky nutmeg from Dele Alli on Bernardo Silva, but nothing comes of the move.
Tireless from Bernardo Silva to win the corner for City as the hosts keep the pressure on.
In good company...
Great cross into Aguero from Sterling but the Argentine is slightly offside.
City have exerted their influence on the match again here. Spurs have been pushed right back.
Foden does well to thrown the dummy, cuts onto his right foot, but fires straight at Gazzaniga.
NO PENALTY! Bernardo Silva does well to dance his way into the box, seems to get his legs taken away by Jan Vertonghen, but referee mIchael Oliver waves away appeals.
Spurs have had three chances but it is City who lead. Really good game once more between these two.
TACKLE! Again Spurs get in over the top as Eriksen threads a lovely ball into Son, who races clear, but Laporte recovers superbly to make a potentially goal-saving tackle. Great recovery from Spurs this.
SAVE! City again looking a little susceptible at the back as Christian Eriksen steals in behind Aymeric Laporte, gets the shot away, but Ederson is off his line well to make the block.
City totally dominant here. Spurs cannot get out of their own half at the moment. The crowd are really up for it too.
Look what it means...
Raheem Sterling shows a clean pair if heels to skin Juan Foyth, Spurs' makeshift wing-back, but the cross is cleared.
Not very often...
Some tasty tackles flying in here. Guardiola did his best to play down any talk of revenge, but his players' actions are telling a different story.
Another blistering start between these two as Foden nods home from close range after being picked out brilliantly by a superb Sergio Aguero header. What a moment for the 18-year-old local lad! Great play from Bernardo Silva is setting the chance up.
GOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham. A first Premier League goal for Phil Foden gives City the early lead.
SAVE! Heung-MIn Son dances past two City defenders to get into the box, is allowed far too much time to shoot for goal, but Ederson is equal to it down at his near post.
All the early possession, somewhat unsurprisingly is with City. Spurs have plenty behind the ball, though.
We are up and running in glorious Manchester sunshine...
So here we go! We cannot get enough of clashes between these two, with today's instalment the third meeting in 12 days. City have won 16 of their last 17 in all competitions, but will still be smarting from their Champions League exit. Spurs have done their bit to get to the last four of Europe's elite competition, now the aim is to break hearts around the Etihad once more. The teams are on their way!
The reaction to Janssen's inclusion today. The last time he featured for Spurs was the 7-1 hammering of Hull 23 months ago...
Three City players in this list...
Despite Tottenham knocking Manchester City out of the Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino said the need for Premier League points rather than revenge will be key for Pep Guardiola's side today: "We are going to play in a different competition and they are fighting for the Premier League. They are not going for revenge, they are going to fight for the three points, like us. We want to be in the next Champions League and be in the top four at the end of the season. "It's going to be another battle and we are going to fight to achieve the three points."
DOMINATING THE TOP TABLE: No side has won more points in Premier League games between the 'big six' this season than Man City (19), while only Manchester United (6) have won fewer points than Spurs (7).
Pep expecting more of the same...
Thought it always rained in Manchester?
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Manchester City have won each of their last three Premier League games against Tottenham, with City looking to equal their competition best run of four successive wins versus Spurs. Tottenham have only won one of their last eight visits to the Etihad (W1 D1 L6), conceding 23 goals in this period (2.9 per game). Tottenham are also looking to become the first team since Liverpool in 2008-09 to win away in the Premier League against both Manchester clubs in the same season.
In case you have been living under a rock, here is what you missed in midweek. A tame old affair...
GAZZANIGA IN GOAL, FODEN STARTS! Five changes from the Spurs side that progressed to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals after their 4-3 defeat at the Etihad on Wednesday, with Paulo Gazzaniga in goal and Hugo Lloris not in the squad. Eric Dier returns to the starting XI for the first time in a month, while forgotten man Vincent Janssen is on the bench and could feature for the first time this season. Pep Guardiola has made three changes, with John Stones replacing Vincent Kompany, Oleksandr Zinchenko coming in for Benjamin Mendy, while Phil Foden is given a rare start in place of David Silva.
TEAM NEWS - MAN CITY: Ederson, Zinchenko, Laporte, Stones, Walker, Gundogan, Foden, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero... Subs: Muric, Sane, David Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Otamendi, Jesus. /// TOTTENHAM: Gazzaniga, Davies, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Dier, Foyth, Eriksen, Alli, Moura, Son... Subs: Vorm, Rose, Janssen, Wanyama, Walker-Peters, Llorente, Skipp.
The teams are in...
DING DING DING! Round III of the Manchester City-Tottenham epic bout is on the way. Just half the entertainment of Round II will do this afternoon at the Etihad. This afternoon's clash between the two is very much about the title race and top four tussle, with City desperate to get over their Champions League heartache at the hands of Spurs by returning to the top of the Premier League with victory. Revenge would be sweet, but the points are priority. I'm Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action, as it happens, live!