Man City vs Tottenham live stream online: follow all the action from the Etihad stadium (Manchester) as Pep Guardiola's side welcome Spurs with a 13:30 CEST kick-off.
Manchester City-Tottenham: as it happened
It was far from pretty at times and as the clock ticked down at the end of the 90 minutes it was a sheer backs to the wall effort from the home side as Spurs ended the game with three strikers (Llorente, Moura and Son) on the pitch.
Ultimately, City withheld and Pep Guardiola's men secured three valuable points that see the Manchester side leap back to the summit of the Premier League table a point ahead of Liverpool who travel to relegation threatened Cardiff City tomorrow.
Any early tension at the Etihad soon evaporated as Phil Froden headed home in the fifth minute and for the first period City were the stronger side with Tottenham's chances coming through breakaways from Son.
The match lacked the tension and passion so apparent on Wednesday's Champions League epic encounter and Spurs clearly had future appointments in mind with their UCL semi-final looming.
City top the table, Liverpool face Cardiff (away) tomorow and then City face United on April 24th. Still twists and turns in store no doubt in this interesting title race.
It was far from ellagant at times from the home side but the stat. that counts is the scoreline and the three valuable points that go the way of City.
FT: Man City 1-0 Spurs
90'+4' Spurs punting balls into the mixer but too little to late as the whistle blows.
Vertonghen carded too
90'+2' Card for Sterling
90' Sterling wins a valuable free for his side with the clock ticking. Spurs have failed to offer that much in the second half in attacking terms despite a disciplined defensive performance.
90' 4 mins of time to be added
88' Rose tries his luck from outside the area but fails to connect and the ball trundles out for a goal kick. Respite for City as we head into the final minute.
First card of the game Wanyama carded for a rash challenge
Foden off / Silva on...final change from City
84' Foyth has been solid for Spurs this afternoon too
82' Sterling squares up to Gazzaniga as nerves are starting to fray in both teams. Still no cards from ref. Oliver.
80' Moura rifles a breaking ball but drills it high and wide. City rattled with the defenders giving the ball away cheaply.
80' Ten to go and the nerves are palpable ! Spurs playing with three forwards !
Llorente about to take to the pitch with Toby Alderweireld the man making way. 3 forwards for Spurs now !
76' Moura opts to head the ball down when it appeared easier to control....poor from the former PSG man
75' 15' left ... Nerves starting to emerge as City fail to find their way through ther well drilled Spurs back line and the danger poised by Son in attack for the Lillywhites.
70' Spurs go close as Moura breaks into the box, takes the ball wide but lofts his delivery into the keepers hands.
70' 20' to go in Manchester ...Can City retain their lead? Can Spurs find a leveller? Just as Sterling goes close for the home side.
Dele Alli off with Rose his replacement
68' Spurs launch a long range ball looking for Son who is outmuscled by Stones
Sane on for Aguero (MCFC change)
63' Decent delivery from Silva but a little too much on the ball as Aguero is unable to control
63' Sane ready to enter the fray
63' Poch opting for the tracksuit as opposed to suit today
62' No yellow cards yet today which is something of an oddity in what should be a title decider.
61' Wanyama on for Dier (Spurs)
60' Possession after an hour: City 65-35 Spurs (%)
58' Call for handball from Dele Alli as Walker hands the ball out for a corner. The ball did striker the players arm but a spot kick would have been harsh.
56' City forge and probe but there is no way through the wall of green shirts. A dangerous free-kick awarded to the home side with Gundogan delivering. Easily dealt with by the men from North London.
52' One feels another City goal will end the contest with Spurs conserving their energy levels for future battles
The Argentine is on his feet and despite limping seems to be okay to continue
Aguero is down and seems to be in trouble
48' Great play from Walker as he steams into the box, pulls the ball back to Aguero who fails to get his effort off. A half hearted call for a penalty which is waved away by the ref.
One of the key images from the first half as Belgian international Kevin De Bryune is forced to leave the action after suffering a knee injury.
45' Spurs get us underway
The sides are back on the pitch at the Etihad stadium, today bathed in Spring sunshine as City look to take a step closer to the 2018/19 Premier Lerague title.
The table as of Saturday at 14:25 (CET) 1 Man City P34, 86 points 2 Liverpool P34, 85 points
Guardiola will be the happier of the managers at the break as his side lead through the early Foden header. The only issue for the Catalan coach will be De Bryune being forced off with what appears to be a knee problem. Spurs are by no means out of this and could have been level had Son been able to avail of the two chances that fell to the attacker. An interesting 45' awaits !
HT: Man City 1-0 Spurs
That's all for Micheal Oliver as he calls time on the half.
45' One minute of time to be added.
44' Son breaks free again and the South Korean international sees Ederson block his effort.
44' "Come on City, Come on City" roar the home fans as we enter the last minute of the half.
41' Ball falls to Walker on the edge of the box but the England international blazes over.
40' 5' of the half remain. A game without the crazy intensity that we saw mid-week but still very delicately poised at 1-0.
De Bruyne off-Fernandinho on (MCFC)
Fernandinho poised to replace the Belgian.
36' Bad news for City as De Bruyne falls to the ground and will need to be replaced. What a blow for the Belgian.
35' Another chance falls City's way with De Bruyne firing over.
32' Bernardo Silva fires at goal but hits effort straight at Gazzaniga.
28' Poor from Eric Dier after a nice passage of play from Spurs. City looking good for their lead as we hit the 30' minute mark.
27' City win another corner with great work from Aguero.
25' City win a corner as former Rayo Vallecano keeper Gazzaniga fluffs his lines and awards City a cheap corner.
Guardiola celebrates City's opener
18' Half hearted appeal from City as Silva weaves through the green shirts but is cleanly challenged in the box by Vertonghen
Spurs are finidng space with relative ease at the back with the North Londoners now carving open two decent chances.
16' Fine ball as Spurs cut through the City defence again and Son is one on one with Ederson but over-elaborates and the ball is cleared via Laporte.
15' Possession stats after 15': City 65%-35% Spurs
13' Eriksen goes close for Spurs cutting through the City rearguard with relative ease. Decent stop from Ederson as the ball goes for a corner.
12' Spurs yet to get back into the swing of things after the City goal. Sterling looking as busy today as he did mid-week.
Michael Oliver is your referee for today's action from Manchester.
Manchester City's Phil Foden celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates
9' Great noise being generated by the home fans as they attempt to rally their side.
7' Premier League table as it stands:
Delightful assist from Aguero heading to Foden with the goal gaping and City taking an early lead.
Goooooooooooooooooooooooool. Foden nods City ahead
4' Bright start from the visitors as Son goes close
With all the focus on the home side and their title aspirations, today's game is also big for Spurs with the North London based side third and looking to secure a 4th place finish in the table as Chelsea, Arsenal and United snap at their heels.
1' Surely we can't have another emotional roller coaster as we witnessed mid-week in the Champions League?
All set in Manchester at a packed Etihad stadium as City start the action.
Teams emerge form the tunnel, City in their traditional sky blue shirt, white shorts and black socks. Spurs in their away mint green away shorts and shirts.
Wonderful weather in the North of England today with a balmy 22C at kick-off.
How is the run-in for both teams I hear you ask..... City still have five games to play with Klopp's four. Today and the midweek trip to Old Trafford certainly City's tricky tests. The Reds trip to South Wales potentially the toughest test with the Bluebirds fighting for survival.
Changes too for City with Guardiola electing to start Phil Foden in midfield ahead of David Silva. Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy drop out of defence, replaced by John Stones & Oleksandr Zinchenko. A must win game for the home side.
So a very differnt look to the Spurs side to that of Wednesday night with Pochettino electing to rest players with a busy spell imminent for the North London side with the Champions League semi-final games mixed in with key domestic games.
The cover of today's City match day programme features Belgian international Vincent Kompany.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage from Manchester as another chapter in the 2018/19 Premier League race is set to unfold as Man. City face Spurs with a 13:30 CEST start.
Manchester City-Tottenham: preview
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said his players will not forget their painful Champions League loss to Tottenham Hotspur but expects them to show the same intensity as they face the north London club again today.
City's quadruple bid ended when they went out of Europe on the away goals rule on Wednesday, despite winning 4-3 win at the Etihad Stadium, after the two-legged quarter-final tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.
Guardiola's side thought a late goal from Raheem Sterling had earned them a place in the semi-finals but the effort was ruled out after a video assistant referee (VAR) review confirmed that Sergio Aguero was offside in the build-up.
"You believe it doesn't hurt or I've forgotten it? I would say no," Guardiola told reporters on Friday. "I don't want the players to forget what they live. I don't want to see my players saying it doesn't matter. I want to see them react to the hurt. What we lived last Wednesday in terms of emotion, or just simple life, was incredible. We are fortunate, lucky to live it. More than 65,000 people enjoying the most exciting moment, and then in one second everybody is devastated."
City are returning to domestic league action where they are two points behind leaders Liverpool, although Guardiola's men have a game in hand and can seal back-to-back titles if they win their remaining five matches.
"I think the game against Spurs will be just as intense as the other day," the Spanish coach added.
"We are going to attack in a more positional game but attacking against Spurs is not easy. They are an incredible, top team as you've seen in the last games, but we are going to try".
Guardiola also dismissed the suggestion that missing out on the European semi-final with Ajax Amsterdam will help City in their bid to become the first team in a decade to defend the Premier League title.
"I would prefer to be in the semi-final of the Champions League," Guardiola said. In November and December like Liverpool went out in the Carabao (League) Cup and FA Cup early that's an advantage for rest, not now."