Man City vs Tottenham: 3 players who could change the game on their own in the Premier League match between the English Champions and European Runner ups.
About a decade ago, there were only 3 teams who were considered title contenders. Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. Liverpool were expected to finish in the top 4 every season but a title challenge was never expected of them. Much worse were Tottenham and Manchester City, who were considered no more than mid-table sides.
Come 2019, a lot has changed. City have won the Premier League 4 times in total, and two times on the trot. Tottenham on the other hand have become a solid top 4 side who even made the Champions League final last season. The two have had some of the most exciting encounters in recent times and will renew their rivalry this weekend in the Premier League.
Head to Head
Historically, the two sides have fared very evenly against each other with Man City vs Tottenham affairs swinging in the Citizens favour 63 times and 61 to Spurs. Off late, it has been City all the way though with 4 victories in the last 5 matches. However, Tottenham’s sole victory took them to the Champions League semi-final and eventually the final.
Both sides won their first games in contrasting fashion. City pulverized West Ham 5-0 and never looked in discomfort at any stage. Tottenham on the other hand fought back from 1-0 to win the match 3-1. Both of these sides will look to continue their winning run and all eyes will be at Man City vs Tottenham match tomorrow. Let us now take a look at the 3 players who can swing the match in their sides favour at any point in the game.
The England Captain was instrumental in the turn around against Aston Villa. If not for his brace, Tottenham would have walked away from that match with just a point in the bag. With the absence of several key players such as Dele Ali and Juan Foyth to injury and Son Heung-Min to suspension, the star striker will have to take more responsibility.
Earlier in the week Harry Kane had urged his side to match the standards of Manchester City this season. Now would be the perfect time to back those words and lead the lilywhites by example. His performance in the last game is encouraging though and suggests there is more to come from the English skipper.
Last weekend, Kane managed to attempt 8 shots. This is twice of what the other 8 players at the 2nd spot managed. Apart from that, he also posted 9 box involvements in the match. This was also the most in the Premier League last weekend. If he manages to replicate those numbers tomorrow, Spurs may leave Manchester victorious.