Tottenham Hotspur welcome champions Manchester City to White Hart Lane on Sunday 21 April, with the north Londoners desperate to keep pace with Arsenal and Chelsea in pursuit of a berth in next season's Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 1.30pm BST, with Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD, Sky Sports 3D and Sky Go providing live coverage in the UK. Watch highlights on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm.


Spurs have struggled in recent weeks, managing just one win in their last seven matches in all competitions. The slump has taken Andre Villas-Boas' men from third position to fifth in the Premier League table, and they have also been knocked out of the Europa League at the quarter-final stage.

City, on the other hand, are seven points clear of fourth-placed Chelsea and will surely seal a spot in next season's Champions League. Roberto Mancini's side may have given up hope of defending the league title but are still keen to finish the campaign strongly. The Citizens enter this game on the back of a four-match winning streak, which include 2-1 wins over Manchester United at Old Trafford and Chelsea at Wembley.

Tottenham had a 10-day break to prepare for this fixture, while City played fellow FA Cup finalists Wigan in midweek and Chelsea last weekend. The champions beat Spurs in the reverse fixture at the Etihad 2-1 in November, courtesy of a late winner from Spurs' nemesis Edin Dzeko, who scored four goals against Spurs at White Hart Lane last year.

Form Guide

Tottenham Hotspur

    • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): D D D W L
    • Last Match: Basel 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City

    • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W L
    • Last Match: Manchester City 1 - 0 Wigan Athletic
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

Team News

Tottenham Hotspur: Villas-Boas has confirmed that talisman Gareth Bale (ankle) has been training with the squad for the last two days and is fit to start this game. On the other hand, Aaron Lennon (knee) has not had a full training session yet but the manager thinks the winger also has a chance of playing, while Jermain Defoe (pelvis) is back in contention.

Long-term absentee Younes Kaboul (thigh) was nearing a first-term return but was forced off midway through an U-21 game recently and is definitely out for this tie. Fellow centre-back William Gallas (calf) is also struggling, while anchorman Sandro (knee) remains sidelined.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto; Parker, Dembele; Dempsey, Bale, Sigurdsson; Adebayor

Manchester City: Sergio Aguero and David Silva (both hamstring) are doubtful for the champions as they visit north London but the latter could start after missing the club's last two matches. Maicon (knee) is almost certain to miss out but Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is back in contention.

Mancini will make a few changes to the rotated side that faced Wigan in midweek, with Pablo Zabaleta, Matija Nastasic, Gael Clichy and James Milner set to come in to the XI, with Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott, Aleksandar Kolarov and Javi Garcia making way.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy; Y Toure, Barry; Silva, Tevez, Milner; Dzeko