Manchester City are unbeaten and undrawn under new manager Pep Guardiola, but enter this match without Kevin De Bruyne, who is out injured, and the suspended Nolito. Spurs are also unbeaten and are second in the table, just four points behind the Citizens. It’s hard not to think that this might be an early match-up against two of the teams that could compete for the Premier League title.
That said, even though City’s schedule has been a bit on the easy side, they’re still scary good. Under Guardiola they are dominating their opponents and scoring at will — Sergio Aguero is joint scoring leader already and they boast a +13 goal differential after six matches.
But Tottenham has the best defense in the league thus far, and are set to welcome Danny Rose and Kyle Walker back to the starting lineup today. Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele are questionable, but it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they both start. And then there’s the red-hot Son Heung-Min, scorer of five goals in his last five matches.
This match could tell us quite a bit about both of these teams’ potential here in the early goings.
Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Dier, Winks, Nkoudou, Janssen #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 2, 2016
How to Watch
Date/time: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, 2:15.p.m. (UK), 9:15 a.m. ET (USA)
Venue: White Hart Lane, London, UK
Official: Andre Marriner
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports 1/HD (UK), Sportsnet (Canada), Optus Sport (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also often at BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport
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