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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City: match thread & how to watch

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The gauntlet begins for Tottenham Hotspur.

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It was not necessarily the most impressive display over a three-match stretch, but Tottenham Hotspur responded as necessary after the West Ham collapse, taking all nine points from the run against bottom table competition. As a result, Spurs sit just one point off of first-place Liverpool heading into a crucial stretch to finish out a crazy 2020.

Saturday’s match against Manchester City is the first of 12 fixtures to close out the year. This includes the final three Europa League Group Stage matches, dates against Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Leicester in the league, and the League Cup Quarterfinals. Spurs are looking good both on the pitch (for the most part) and within their various competitions, but the next five weeks will be very telling.

Last year’s contests between these sides were two of the more memorable ones for Spurs. First was a wild 2-2 draw at the Etihad with VAR ruling out a last-minute winner for City (again!!) after goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, who scored within seconds of being subbed on. The return fixture was a satisfying 2-0 win with Steven Bergwijn scoring on his debut and Heung-Min Son finishing off the game against the 10-men visitors.

City has not been good this season, notching just three wins through the first seven matches. The squad is still plenty dangerous, but scoring goals has been an issue, with just one tally in each of the past five league matches. The defense has held up with only three goals conceded over that stretch, but clearly this is not Pep Guardiola’s desired game plan. This will be a good litmus test for both teams, as well as a key match for Tottenham’s position in the table, with Liverpool hosting Leicester on Sunday.

Lineups

To be added once announced.

How to Watch

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBC (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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