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Tottenham host Man City tonight in what will prove to be a decisive match in the Premier League title race. Arsenal will be desperate for their north London rivals to please them, with any loss of points for City handing control to the Gunners heading into the final day of the season.

Spurs have their own battle to focus on, while their top four hopes are still very much alive. However, it will take two wins for Ange Postecoglou’s side to even have a chance, and the club is likely to miss out on the Champions League in the Australian’s first season in charge. Postecoglou has insisted his side will do everything they can to try and win, even though there are plenty of Spurs fans in the stands hoping their side fail to deliver for Arsenal.

As for City, they are now just a few wins away from a fourth title. Pep Guardiola’s side have not lost in the Premier League since December and have shown no signs of slipping in recent weeks. City have a miserable record in this regard, but their struggles have been against Spurs sides led by the likes of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick and Dom Smith on the pitch.

Tottenham vs Man City latest news

  • Kick-off: 8pm BST | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

  • How to watch: Sky Sports

  • Tottenham team news: Bissouma ruled out

  • Man City team news: doubt

  • Standard sports prediction

Postecoglou: I don’t understand why Spurs fans want to lose

18:37 , Matt Verri

Despite the consequences of a victory against Tottenham, Ange Postecoglou is confident his side will receive the support of the home fans. He says he struggles to understand why a fan would want his team to lose.

“For me, I don’t understand it, I never will,” said the Australian. “I understand the rivalry. I have been part of one of the biggest in the world in recent years with Celtic and Rangers and I understand the rivalry, but I have never and never will understand if anyone wants their own team to lose.” .

“That’s not what sports are about. It’s not what I love about the game. What I love more than anything about the game is the competitiveness, challenging yourself to beat someone and come out successful Everything outside of that has nothing to do with sports, it has nothing to do with me.

“If other people want to deal with it in such a way that they take pleasure in the misery of others, then that is not how I have lived my life and how I perceive my role.”

    (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

(Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Most important fight of the night?

18:29 , Matt Verri

Tottenham are usually happy to let Micky van de Ven go one-on-one with their striker, and the most intriguing individual encounter of the match will undoubtedly be the Dutchman’s attempts to deny Erling Haaland.

They are both freakish physical specimens – towering, strong and fast – and are likely to complete more than one foot race in the final third. Van de Ven is a master at moving behind Spurs’ high line, although there is a chance he will be asked to replace the left back.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fans fail in fireworks plans

18:22 , Matt Verri

Arsenal supporters failed in their attempts to disrupt Manchester City’s preparations for their clash with Tottenham.

Videos posted on social media show Gunners fans setting off fireworks outside a hotel where they thought the City side would be staying ahead of tonight’s match.

But it is understood the City players stayed in Manchester on Monday night and only traveled to London this morning.

That had always been the club’s plan and as a result, Arsenal fans’ attempts to disrupt the sleep of City players failed.

Arsenal fan group Ashburton Army are believed to be behind the fireworks, which were set off outside the Marriott Hotel in Waltham Abbey at around 2am.

Spurs need to close down City’s left wing

18:13 , Matt Verri

Man City left-back Josko Gvardiol has scored five goals in seven games, including a goal in last weekend’s 4-0 win over Fulham, while Phil Foden remains in scintillating form, leaving City’s left flank looking ominous.

The hard-working Dejan Kulusevski and right-back Pedro Porro will have a huge job to do defensively, especially with midfielder Yves Bissouma missing with a knee injury.

But closing down City’s left flank could quell the attacking threat somewhat.

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Arsenal will be watching…

18:05 , Matt Verri

It’s a huge night in North London.

If Man City win, they will move two points clear at the top heading into the final matchday of the season when they play West Ham at home.

However, in the event of a draw, Arsenal will be top on goal difference; the Gunners’ lead is currently three.

Defeats for City and Arsenal give them a one-point lead before Everton are welcomed to the Emirates on Sunday.

It’s pretty clear: Arsenal need a favor from their biggest rivals tonight.

The tracks have arrived!

17:58 , Matt Verri

The hosts are in the North London building…

Standard sports prediction

17:51 , Matt Verri

All the talk about Spurs wanting to lose to City, and in turn not wanting to do Arsenal any favors in the title race, has dominated the build-up, but there is no doubt that the players – and certainly the manager – will want to win. Postecoglou made that very clear during his press conference.

Spurs have even had something of a hoodoo over City domestically in recent years – winning every league match without conceding since moving to their new stadium – but this is still a side who have repeatedly flattered to deceive in recent weeks, against a team that is. score for fun.

City should have few problems tonight.

Manchester City wins 3-1.

Man City team news

17:44 , Matt Verri

Nathan Aké is the only injury doubt for Manchester City.

The defender only lasted 22 minutes during the big 4-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.

Jack Grealish missed the trip to Craven Cottage due to illness, but Guardiola has confirmed the England international is doing well, so the winger is expected to return to the side this evening.

“Jack has recovered from his illness and Nathan was much better yesterday,” Guardiola told reporters on Monday. “Now we will train and see if he can train later today.”

Predicted Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic, Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland

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Tottenham team news

17:38 , Matt Verri

Tottenham are once again struggling with injuries after Yves Bissouma was ruled out due to a knee injury sustained in last weekend’s win over Burnley.

Rodrigo Bentancur is the most likely player to replace Bissouma at the base of midfield, although Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could also come into the starting line-up.

Oliver Skipp will likely be needed at left-back again, but Micky van de Ven could play there after a late goal-scoring cameo from the full-back against the Clarets. Radu Dragusin would come in as central defender if Van de Ven starts on the left.

Postecoglou has also said that Richarlison will miss the rest of the season and the Copa America with Brazil due to a calf injury, so Dejan Kulusevski, Brennan Johnson and Heung-min Son will certainly remain up front, with James Maddison at number 10.

Predicted Spurs XI (4-3-3): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Skipp; Bentancur, Sarr, Madison; Kulusevski, Johnson, son

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How to watch Tottenham vs Man City

17:31 , Matt Verri

TV channel: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports main event, Sky Sports Premier League And Sky Sports Ultra HDR. Coverage starts at 7pm BST, ahead of the 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: Subscribers can watch live via the Sky Go app.

LIVE coverage: Catch all the action here, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick and Dom Smith on the ground!

Good evening!

5:25 PM , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tottenham vs Man City!

Will there be a twist in the Premier League title race? City are still two wins away, but any loss of points tonight will hand control to Arsenal.

So Spurs could play a big role if the Gunners end their two-decade wait to win the Premier League title. Strange night ahead!

We’ve got the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which takes place at 8pm BST from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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