MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert — Starting lineups, team news and live coverage for today’s English Premier League battle between Manchester City and Tottenham at Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola makes three changes to his Manchester City team that thumped Swansea 4-0 in the last outing in midweek.
Guardiola has opted to leave out David Silva altogether, while Danilo and Bernardo Silva have been dropped to the bench.
Team News | How we line-up against Spurs this evening!
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 16, 2017
The trio have been replaced by Kyle Walker, Leroy Sane and IIkay Gundogan.
Sergio Aguero will lead the attack ahead of Gabriel Jesus, who is on the bench. Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne also start for the English Premier League leaders.
Fernandinho captains the team with Vincent Kompany out injured, while Yaya Toure and Phil Foden are among the substitutes.
Meanwhile, Tottenham also made three changes for today’s game.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 16, 2017
Kieran Trippier, Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli come in for Serge Aurier, Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko, who are all on the bench.
Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane have been impressive in recent outings and duo start in the attack for Spurs, who are hoping to halt Manchester City’s record-breaking run of 15 successive Premier League wins.
The Citizens are 11 points clear of Manchester United and Chelsea in the title race.
Tottenham are sixth in the standings, but could move into the top four with a win.
However, a defeat for Mauricio Pochettino’s side will see them drifting 21 points off the leaders.
Tottenham are undefeated against Manchester City in the last four games (3W, 1D).
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TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
Tottenham Team: Lloris, Trippier, Vertonghen, Dier, Rose, Dembele, Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Lamela, Sissoko, Llorente, Foyth, Aurier, Davies
MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Mangala, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sterling, De Bruyne, Sane, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Bernardo Silva, Jesus, Zinchenko, Toure, Foden