•  Manager Roberto Mancini continues to come under pressure for the Champion’s stuttering start to the season. Man City sit in 3rd position and could be 5 points off city rivals Manchester United by the time they kick off against Tottenham on Sunday.
  • Samir Nasri completed 62 passes in his opponent’s half in the game against West Ham, the most by a player in a single game this season.
  •  As well as being one of City’s main attacking threats, the Frenchman has been showing greater work rate and has covered the most miles out of any City player in 4 of his 8 appearances.
  • Carlos Tevez has consistently been producing some fine performances this season for Roberto Mancini’s side. He ranks second on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 6.
  •  Yaya Toure continues to be City’s driving force in midfield. The Ivorian has made 444 passes in the opponents half this season, second only to Arsenal’s Santi Carzorla (465).
  • Despite only playing 465 minutes this season, Mario Balotelli has racked up a disappointing 13 shots off target, the second highest in the City squad.
  • Sixth placed Tottenham could move to within 2 points of City with a win at the Etihad. A poor home loss to Wigan last week will need to be forgotten if Spurs are to contain with City’s dangerous attacking line. Former City player Emmanuel Adebayor will be hoping to upset his former employees, however he may have to make do with bench duty once again after Jermain Defoe’s mid-week performance and Villas-Boas’ preference for playing with just one striker.
  • Clint Dempsey put in a strong performance last week against Wigan despite the loss, covering 6.58miles.
  • Sandro has been Tottenham’s defensive rock this season, successfully completing 23 tackles, the most of any Spurs’ player.
  • Gareth Bale continues to be the primary outlet for most of Tottenham’s attacking play this season. The destructive Welshman has delivered 35 crosses this season, placing him 3rd on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
  • Whilst currently being deservedly lauded for his potent finishing this season, Jermain Defoe has also provided the most assists of any Spurs player this season with 3.


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  2. Dempsey had a terrible game last week not a strong one, running around doesn’t constitute a good performance, doing something with the ball does.

  3. AVB has done it again got the lead then goes on the defencive, we as spurs do not defend well, never have never will , i make that 5 games now that points have been thrown away due to the negative tactics we were lucky to escape old trafford with 3 points.
    Today with a bit of attack in the 2nd half we might have got something from man city.
    Never wanted AVB at the lane but though ok give the man support and a chance, but the more i see the less i like it.
    Even taking the injuries into cosideration we lack ideas and attacking know how, something a good manager can sort out.
    Only defence of AVB is that Levy let him down with not bringing in another top creative midfeild player and striker, so Levy if you want to keep this season alive and prove AVB is the man get your wallet out from up your backside and buy the players needed, as if the faithful decide we don’t like the football style at the lane it will start to hit your pocket, with fans in this economic climate thinking it just ain’t worth it.
    Plus point was Sandro and Ade both had good games.

  4. AVB is a moron! We have two very good snipers and he refuses to play them together. He does it in the Europa League and we score 3 goals. It is so frustrating to watch the Spurs play defense only for 90 minutes as you know the other team will eventually score and we aren’t going to score.

    Both teams play like their managers’ personality. Tottenham will have many mental lapses and Man City are a bunch of crybabies

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