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Preview Pack - Spurs v Man City - 12.04.04

This season's away game - 0-0
THAT Cup game - 4-3 to City
Last Year's Game - 2-0 to City
This week - last year
What happened in the Premiership in Match 33 2002-3

Full Record of Spurs -v- Manchester City

Prem          Pl  W  D  L   For-Ag  Pts
Home           6  4  1  1    7 - 4  13
Away           7  4  2  1   10 - 8  14
Total(Prem)   13  8  3  2   17 -12  27
Football Lge
Home(Div 1)   46 21 13 12   84 -59  58
Away(Div 1)   46  7 11 28   39 -90  24
Total(Div 1)  92 28 24 40  123 -149 82
Football Lge
Home(Div 2)    2  0  1  1    2 - 3   1
Away(Div 2)    2  0  0  2    0 - 3   0
Total(Div 2)   4  0  1  3    2 - 6   1
Total(Prem)   13  8  3  2   17 -12  27
Total(Div 1)  92 28 24 40  123 -149 82
Total(Div 2)   4  0  1  3    2 - 6   1
Grand Total) 109 36 28 45  142-167 110
Last Six Premiership results:-


M'brough    1-0   Spurs
Spurs       1-0   Newcastle
Man Utd     3-0   Spurs
S'hampton   1-0   Spurs
Spurs       0-1   Chelsea
Everton     3-1   Spurs

Man City

Man City    0-1   Chelsea
Man City    4-1   Man Utd
Leeds       2-1   Man City
Man City    0-0   Fulham
A. Villa    1-1   Man City
Man City    3-3   Wolves

Pos           P   W  D  L  F -A  GD  Pts
14  Spurs     32 11  4 17  41-51 -10 37
15  Man City  32  7 12 13  45-46 -1  33

There is an easy analogy to be drawn this week-end, when Spurs were well and truly beaten on Good Friday, but now have a chance to demonstrate new life when we meet Manchester City on Easter Monday.

Spurs are on another pathetic run, and stand a chance of losing 5 games on the trot, which would make their previous worse record of 7 consecutive defeats early in 1994 a little closer. Of course, if we do match that record, there is no doubt we will have been drawn into the relegation mire, which is a situation that City do have to face. Whilst City are just one place below us, they are four points behind and only two above the drop zone, thanks to Leeds' great win at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Whilst City have only won two games in their last 21 league fixtures, losing has not been as much of a problem as drawing too many games. Spurs have to be thankful that they have not had many draws.

Tension will be high on both sides, but surely, Spurs will be fired up for this match, won't they? Their fans certainly will. We want revenge for that bitter pill of a 4-3 defeat in the FA Cup in February, and the players need to be reminded of the dismal Easter show they gave us last year on Good Friday, when City ran out 2-0 winners.

Let there be no doubt about it, City will give us a hard game, and Sean Wright-Phillips is likely to be their star turn, so it is a good job that Taricco will be back in action for this encounter, although maybe Kelly's pace would be a better foil against the City right winger. Darren Anderton will be available, as will Ledley King. Maybe Spurs ought to field a side as close to that which won 4-2 at Charlton on a magnificent night in February:-

Spurs (4-4-2):- Keller; Carr (Capt.), Doherty, Richards, Taricco; Davies, Brown, King, Jackson; Keane, Defoe (sub Poyet, 86)

One man who did not feature in the above side, but who ought to get a chance on Monday is Rohan Ricketts, who did show the sort of enthusiasm and ability that creates chances, passes players, and wins matches! David Pleat is becoming more of a "tinker-man" than Ranieri himself, although we fans do not always know of the injury problems that lead to some strange-looking decsions.

To be honest, I'm praying for victory, and am not as convinced as many Spurs fans seem to be. On that basis I'll predict 2-1 to Spurs - PLEASE!

Tottenham (from): Keller, Carr, King, Gardner, Doherty, Keane, Dalmat, Ziege, Brown, Redknapp, Kanoute, Defoe, Davies, Jackson, Marney, Anderton, Bunjevcevic, Kelly, Postiga, Poyet, Ricketts, Taricco, Hirschfeld.

Man City (from): James, Arason, Distin, Dunne, Jihai, McManaman, Sinclair, Bosvelt, Barton, Reyna, Wright-Phillips, Tarnat, Sibierski, Anelka, Fowler, Macken, Wanchope.

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