Manchester City Hope to Keep their Hands on the Trophy with a Trip to White Hart Lane.

Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale.

For Manchester City, the journey is technically not over. Having found themselves deep into a 13 points deficit with a game in hand, they are set to reduce the deficit on their trip to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham Hotspur are well aware of the impending danger at hand if they should spill a point at home to City, holding on to a slot in Europe is not to be bargained. Fifth on the Premier League table with 58 points from 32 games they trail Chelsea (4th) by 3 points, a win at home against a fired up City will see them level on point with Chelsea (at least before the late afternoon kick- off of the other clash of the day.)
Manchester City come into the Super Sunday fixture looking forward to putting more pressure on a Manchester United side that drew at Upton Park to cut down their lead to 13 points. However the blue half of Manchester believe anything could happen at this point of the season and are willing to trigger more drama as they hope to defend the title they won last season on the last day.
“The title is not over yet. It’s United’s to lose but make no mistake, there will be more jittery moments,” said Brian Kidd City’s assistant manager.
The return of Tottenham’s prolific winger, Gareth Bale looks to spur the London Club on as they strive to keep Europe dream alive. Villas- Boas is confident Gareth Bale will overcome his ankle injury after training with the team for the last two days, while striker Jermaine Defoe also looks set to return after a pelvis injury lay- off. Aaron Lennon has not trained with the squad yet due to a knee injury, but Villas- Boas still thinks the winger has a chance of playing. Sandro and centre- back Younes Kaboul are unavailable as a result of a knee and thigh injury respectively.
But the manager thinks today game have come at the right time when the team has had a poor run of form prior to the match.
“Sometimes in football you need these moments of pressure and tension to excel yourself and maybe that can be a decisive factor for us. Plus the fact that we play against the champions, it always inspires and motivates players to do well,” Andre Villas- Boas speaking before the Sunday cracker.
David Silva and Sergio Aguero are both doubtful due to hamstring problems. Defendert Micah Richards, right- back Maicon and midfielder Jack Rodwell are all up in contention.
The last time the two clubs met at White Hart Lane City emerged victorious by 5- 1 margin in front of the 36,150 crowd in August 2011. Four goals from Edin Dzeko and a goal from Sergio Aguero won the match for Manchester City. Younes Kaboul got the consolatory goal for Spurs. The referee for today’s game is Lee Mason.



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