Spurs face Manchester City in bid for European Football
The Citizens are in 2nd place on 32 points after 14 matches – they are also the top scoring team in the league by a distance with 40. This is 7 more than the next best, Arsenal (33).
Their last meeting saw Tottenham secure a memorable 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium in February 2022.
Dejan Kulusevski gave the Lilywhites the lead very early on (4’). However, Guardiola’s team found their equaliser through Ilkay Gundogan (33’).
Early in the second half, Harry Kane was able to restore his team’s lead (59’)
Drama arrived in second half stoppage time in what is one of the most dramatic conclusions to a match in Premier League history.
City equalised through a Riyad Mahrez penalty (90+2’) before Kane scored the most dramatic of late winners just seconds before the full time whistle was blown (90+5’).
Antonio Conte’s team went up to 7th place with 39 points after 23 games. As for City, they remained top of the league on 63 points after 26 matches and they were 6 clear of 2nd place Liverpool.
Head to Head
Tottenham have met Manchester City a total of 50 times in the Premier League, and have the superior record with 27 wins compared to 16 for the Citizens.
They have met 166 times overall. The Lilywhites have won 65 of these matches, but curiously, they have also lost 65 times against The Citizens. There have only been 36 draws between the two over the years.
This will be the fifth time overall that Conte has faced Pep Guardiola. The Italian has the superior record, winning 3 of these matches compared to 2 for the Barcelona legend.
Summer Transfer Window Activity
In the Summer Transfer window Spurs signed 8 players. Richarlison joined the club for £50m, with Cristian Romero signing from Italian club Atalanta.
Ivan Perisic (free transfer) and Yves Bissouma (£25m) also signed for the North London club from Inter Milan and Brighton respectively.
Clement Llenglet signed on a season long loan from Spanish giants FC Barcelona whilst Destiny Udogie and Djed Spence both signed from Udinese and Middlesbrough respectively.
Fraser Forster also signed on a free transfer from Southampton following the expiry of his contract.
Manchester City signed 5 players. Stefan Ortega joined on a free from Armenia Bielefeld with Sergio Gomez signing from Anderlecht.
Kalvin Phillips also signed from fellow Premier League club Leeds United for £42m.
Manuel Akanji and Erling Haaland both joined from Borussia Dortmund with the latter signing for £50m.
Top Goal scorers (2022/23)
For Spurs, Harry Kane is the top goal scorer in the league so far this season with 12 goals. Rodrigo Bentancur is 2nd with 4, whilst Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Son Heung-Min are 3rd with 3 goals each.
Erling Haaland is the top scorer in the Premier League so far this season, with 18 goals in just 14 matches. Academy product Phil Foden is 2nd with 7 goals. Julian Alvarez and Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne are 3rd with 3 goals each.
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