Pep Guardiola’s side to London to challenge a Spurs team under new management – and amid the ongoing Harry Kane transfer saga between the two
Manchester City will launch their Premier League title defense when they take on the fight Tottenham in their opening clash of the 2021-22 campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s side to London to meet a Spurs team under the new management of Nuno Espirito Santo – and Harry Kane to the opponent amid talks over an exchange at the Etihad Stadium.
Before the match, Purpose has the details on how to watch TV, stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live streaming and how to watch
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Tension news and timetables
|Goalkeepers||Lloris, Gollini, Whiteman|
|Defenders||Doherty, Reguilon, Sanchez, Rodon, Dier, Sessegnon, Aurier, Tanganga, Davies|
|Midfielders||Hojbjerg, Winks, Gil, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Dele, Moura, Ndombele, Skipp|
|Forwards||Son, Kane, Mountain Wine|
It was a turbulent off-season for the Spurs as he struggled to replace both Jose Mourinho as head coach and keep English captain Kane happy amid another fruitless season.
That the Three Lions’ striker can meet the team that chased him the hardest over the transfer window will not be lost on either side – but it could be a well-known Spurs team appearing in their openings, with new recruits Bryan Gil who has just recently returned from Olympic service and Cristian Romero is still injured.
Predicted start of Tottenham XI: Lloris; Doherty, Sanchez, Aurier, Reguilon; Knipoog, Hojbjerg; Bergwijn, Son, Moura; Kane.
|Man City Lights|
|Goalkeepers||Steffen, Ederson, Carson|
|Defenders||Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Sandler|
|Midfielders||Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Roberts, Foden, Palmer, Knight|
|Forwards||Sterling, Jesus, Torres, Mahrez, Edozie|
With a Community Shield deficit against Leicester thanks to a final Kelechi Iheanacho penalty kick, Pep Guardiola’s team missed an early chance to pick up silverware – but they will still be one of the favorites to retain their crown.
Their purchase of Jack Grealish with big money compensated for the loss of Sergio Aguero in the attack, although the need for a talismanic number nine probably still exists after the exit of the Argentine.
Predicted Man City start XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Towers, Grealish.
Last five results
|Tottenham results||Man City results|
|Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal (August 8)||Leicester City 1-0 Man City (7 Aug.)|
|Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham (4 August)||Man City 4-1 Blackpool (3 Aug.)|
|MK Dons 1-3 Tottenham (28 July)||Man City 4-0 Barnsley (July 31)|
|Colchester 0-3 Tottenham (21 July)||Man City 2-0 Preston North End (July 27)|
|Leyton Orient 1-1 Tottenham (July 17)||Man City 0-1 Chelsea (May 29)|
Head to head
|25/04/2021||Tottenham 0-1 Man City|
|21/02/2021||Man City 3-0 Tottenham|
|21/11/2020||Tottenham 2-0 Man City|
|2/2/2020||Tottenham 2-0 Man City|
|17/08/2019||Man City 2-2 Tottenham|