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Monday Hoddle of Coffee, Soccer News and Links, January 16, 2017

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It was a good weekend for Spurs. Can it continue?

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Though the Arsenal and Chelsea wins on Saturday weren’t what we wanted, Sunday went as well as we could have imagined: City fell to Everton 4-0 while United and Liverpool both dropped points as they drew 1-1 at Old Trafford.

We now head in this weekend’s match at the Etihad in excellent form while City is laboring. Pep Guardiola has shifted City to a 4-2-3-1 in recent weeks in hopes of balancing the squad and patching up the team’s significant defensive holes. However, the consequence has been a less exciting attack, fewer quality chances, and minimal defensive improvement as the issues seem to be more about personnel than system. We’ll have more on the upcoming match later this week.

On to the links:

A dog and a cat invaded the pitch in a Liga MX match this weekend.

A Brief History of Paul Pogba’s Haircuts

China is changing their rule about how many foreign players can be named in a match-day squad.