Sunday sees Premier League champions Manchester City come to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Jose Mourinho and his Lilywhites with a rare opportunity to prove they have what it takes to still mix it with the big boys and contend for a top spot.
There is reason though for Spurs fans to be optimistic too as we look at the need to know stats ahead of this crunch Premier League clash.
Head to head
The pair met early on in the season at the Etihad and the signs were promising. Goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura cancelled out Sterling and Aguero strikes for the citizens for a very useful 2-2 draw.
That was the first meeting since Tottenham dumped Guardiola’s men out of the Champions League on away goals back in April.
However, prior to that, Tottenham’s last Premier League win over the Citizen’s came October 2016 in a comfortable 2-0 win.
Overall, Tottenham have claimed 61 wins over Manchester City with the Citizens winning 63 and a total of 36 draws.
Unsurprisingly, Manchester City come into the game on a far better run of form than Spurs. The Citizens have won four of their last five Premier League games drawing the other.
By contrast, Tottenham have won only one of their last five in the league although that win did come in Mourinho’s last outing against Norwich City.
- Manchester City have conceded more goals on the road this season than Liverpool, Leicester, Sheffield United, and Southampton.
- Tottenham have the fourth-best home record in the Premier League
- City have only lost one of their last eight league games
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their last four games in all competitions
- Spurs beat City 4-3 in the pairs first-ever meeting in a 1909 FA Cup game
- Tottenham have only beaten City once in their last eight meetings.
Enjoy the game!