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

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Spurs travel to face the hottest team in England.

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Wednesday’s defeat knocked Tottenham Hotspur out of the FA Cup, removing one main avenue for a trophy this season. The best chance of realizing that goal is through the League Cup, with a place in the final already locked up against Manchester City (who coincidentally would have been the next FA Cup opponent as well).

The cup final is not until April, but Spurs will face City in the league this Saturday. No team has been hotter lately, having won its last 15 matches and not suffering a defeat since November...against Tottenham in London. The two sides have gone in near opposite directions since that day, however.

The 2-0 win was the latest hilarious outcome between these two clubs. A quickly played free kick fed Heung-Min Son in the first five minutes, and Giovanni Lo Celso secured the three points in the second half despite ceding most of the chances and possession. While City is clearly the better team, that has not stopped Spurs — and VAR — from getting results in this fixture.

Accordingly, it may be tough to take too much from Saturday, regardless of the outcome. A loss is expected with both teams’ recent forms, but a win over a superior Manchester City side would be nothing new for Tottenham. It would certainly be welcome, though, as the top four battle is as murky as ever.

Lineups

How to Watch

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. BT
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
TV: NBC (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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