Tottenham vs Man City LIVE: Premier League result, score and reaction as Haaland goals send City top

Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester City in a fascinating clash that could decide where the Premier League title ends up this season.

Man City, aiming to win the league for a fourth year in a row, come into the match second in the table just one point behind Arsenal. This match is their game in hand and should they triumph they will take a two-point lead into the final weekend of the season. A draw tonight would mean City need to make up a three-goal difference and match Arsenal’s result on Sunday while a defeat would leave the Gunners in control of the title race.

For Spurs, their target is the top four. Aston Villa failed to defeat Liverpool last night meaning their is still a chance that Tottenham can leapfrog them into the final qualifying spot for the Champions League. Spurs are four/five points behind Villa so must beat Man City to have any hope of finishing fourth.

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Tottenham host Manchester City in the Premier League with kick off at 8pm BST

TOT XI – Vicario, Porro, Romero, Dragusin, Van de Ven, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sarr, Maddison, Son, Johnson

MCI XI – Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodri, Kovacic, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Haaland

GOAL 52’ – Haaland taps in the close-range opener soon after the restart (0-1)

Ederson subbed off minutes after a heavy collision with Romero

GOAL 90’ – Haaland buries a penalty as the match heads into stoppage time to seal win (0-2)

Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 – 2 Manchester City FC

Inevitability of Haaland means title finale has a very familiar feel

22:17 , Karl Matchett

A formality in the strangest of settings. In the seconds after Erling Haaland scored the goal that won this match and probably the Premier League title, you could feel the tension just evaporate. And that wasn’t from the away end. It was the whole stadium, as the Tottenham Hotspur fans immediately began to sing about marching in.

That was followed by a corner of the stadium doing the Manchester City fan dance of “the Poznan” and many more than standing up because they “hated Arsenal”. Finally, there was “are you watching, Arsenal?”

Up until then, there’d be a nervous energy about the occasion. Spurs supporters had almost been anxiously going through the motions of supporting their team. There was anticipation when they broke, and jeers when Ruben Dias mis-controlled the ball out of play, but it didn’t feel full voice.

That changed in the instant of the goal. It changed again when Son Heung-Min went through on goal at 1-0. Somehow, a player who is statistically the best finisher in the Premier League failed to take the chance. Sub keeper Stefan Ortega claimed his own place in City folklore. Arsenal might quip similar about Tottenham. It was all that odd. So the Premier League has one more type of storyline to add to its archive of stories, although this different type of occasion is almost certainly going to lead to the same champions. This 2-0 win means that City have it in their hands going into the final day, and that any victory over West Ham United will be enough.

Arsenal need a miracle, although they would have said similar about this match. You could definitely say it about Son missing.

Miguel Delaney’s match report:

Inevitability of Haaland means the title finale has a very familiar feel

FT – Tottenham 0-2 Man City

22:04 , Karl Matchett

“We know it’s not done, it’s going to be tough but if we do it we can change history,” says Rodri after that victory. He also had praise for Ortega and Haaland for impacts at either end.

FT – Tottenham 0-2 Man City

22:00 , Karl Matchett

There’s the whistle and so much is sorted immediately – Aston Villa will finish fourth, Tottenham Hotspur will not.

Above them, Manchester City will start the final weekend of the season two points clear of Arsenal in the Premier League title chase.

Win at home to West Ham and they have four titles in a row.

90+10’ – Tottenham 0-2 Man City

21:59 , Karl Matchett

Silva booked for a foul on Kulusevski. City replaced Haaland with Alvarez a moment ago. Walker walks over and gives Ortega a massive high-five. Well into stoppage time now and it’s all over.

90+7’ – Tottenham 0-2 Man City

21:57 , Karl Matchett

City quickly looking a lot more confident and a lot more relaxed after that second goal, passing it around and not letting Spurs get anywhere near the ball.

All could have been very different had Son buried that one on one against Ortega just before the penalty.

90+3’ – Tottenham 0-2 Man City

21:51 , Karl Matchett

Mikey Moore on for a debut at 16 years of age for Spurs, replacing Maddison.

Spurs fans finally start singing for their own team – they’ve been quiet all night except when chanting against Arsenal. Bit late for it now in truth.

GOAL! 90’ – Tottenham 0-2 Man City

21:49 , Karl Matchett

Absolutely belted in Erling Haaland! Left foot, rocketed into the corner, Vicario goes the other way and it’s two on the night, three points, first place.

City will be top tonight and heading into the final day of the season.

Ten minutes added on but it probably doesn’t matter any more.

PENALTY – 89’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:48 , Karl Matchett

Foden booked for a really poor tackle getting nowhere near the ball on Maddison.

The 90 minutes are almost up but the added time might be irrelevant – Doku skips past Porro into the area, the right-back sticks out a leg and it’s a penalty to Man City!

86’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:45 , Karl Matchett

Sarr and Hojbjerg off, Lo Celso and Skipp on in a late double sub for Spurs.

More about midfield energy and a little more creativity than actual all-out attack it seems for Ange Postecoglou. His team don’t have too long to score – but Son now has a magnificent chance as Akanji is caught, the Spurs skipper suddenly races through…and his one-on-one shot is really poor! Scuffed along the ground and saved by the outstretched leg of Ortega!

What a chance – what a moment in the title race. Arsenal would have been praying for that Spurs goal for once.

82’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:42 , Karl Matchett

Another sighter for Kulusevski as he races into the box, holds off the defender and gets a shot away – it’s blocked easily though and perhaps after doing well, the Swede should have pulled it back instead of taking it from a narrow angle. Foden then tries to release Haaland into space but can’t find the right angle either.

Sarr sees a shot blocked as the tempo of the game finally rises and starts to be a bit end to end but Spurs are still lacking a penalty box presence.

78’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:37 , Karl Matchett

Kulusevski turns away from Doku and curls in another shot from the edge of the box but it’s two yards too high and comfortably clears the bar.

We’re heading towards the final ten minutes but there will certainly be five or six minutes added on you’d imagine. Spurs fans start to whistle as City take their time on dead balls.

75’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:33 , Karl Matchett

Son and Johnson almost combine again, but there’s Akanji speeding back to knock the ball to Ortega. That’s the story of Spurs’ night: almost enough, almost a chance, almost the opening they seek. But never quite getting there. Into the final 15 minutes we go.

A hurt and displeased Ederson in four pictures:

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72’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:29 , Karl Matchett

Kovacic fouls Johnson then blocks the free-kick from being taken and he’s into the book too. Not a concussion sub for Ederson, we’re told, which is as expected otherwise they couldn’t have let him play on.

Kulusevski bursts into the penalty box and bundles past Akanji – his fierce shot is saved by Ortega and almost sat on by the sub keeper.

70’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:27 , Karl Matchett

Looks like Guardiola or someone else has taken the decision to override the medical team, or Ederson himself. Or perhaps just not taking any risks while they lead 1-0.

Ortega is coming on for Ederson and the Brazilian isn’t too happy. De Bruyne is also coming off and Doku is on. Ederson follows Bentancur’s suit by kicking a few things as he takes his seat.

66’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:24 , Karl Matchett

Bit of a head check on Ederson from the medical team after the initial treatment but they’ve cleared him to play on.

Xavi Mancisidor, the City goalkeeper coach, is booked for protestations. Guardiola has a word and tells him to calm down too. We are back underway but that’s a couple of lengthy stoppages in this half.

62’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:21 , Karl Matchett

City players furious as Romero goes in on Ederson as a Kulusevski cross reaches the back post. The keeper saves and holds, the defender certainly collides with him – no replays being shown at present as Ederson gets medical treatment. Presumably there was a head impact there, VAR did take a check but the initial yellow card decision from the ref stands.

Seems that it was a hip rather than boot or leg which hit the Brazilian.

58’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:19 , Karl Matchett

Lengthy treatment for De Bruyne but he’s fine to continue after a bit. Perhaps the heel tightened up a bit after that contact.

Anyway, Spurs have half an hour to score twice or they won’t be in the Champions League next season.

Some fans are certainly trying to make light of that, chanting about Arsenal again, but it’s their own team who has thrown the chance away this term.

54’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:15 , Karl Matchett

Kulusevski on for Bentancur in an immediate switch for Spurs. Postecoglou not hanging around with his reaction. The Uruguayan reacts in furious manner, booting his chair several times and throwing a bottle down. Not clear if it’s with the sub, the goal or something else.

That’s the tactical response, can they have a reaction on the pitch too?

Sarr chasing back clips De Bruyne on the heel and it’s a booking for the midfielder. The Belgian looks in a lot of pain – he was stood on a little.

GOAL! 51’ – Tottenham 0-1 Man City

21:09 , Karl Matchett

Opening goal! A spell of Spurs pressure doesn’t lead to a clear sight of goal, Foden streaks away down the left and suddenly it’s City who have an overload, De Bruyne fires it low across the face of goal and Haaland is there to tap into an empty net from a yard.

1-0 City and as it stands, they are top.

48’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

21:06 , Karl Matchett

Tottenham play themselves into trouble and the ball comes to De Bruyne – he spins and fires in a strike which is on-target but Vicario flings himself left and tips the ball around the post. Good save again.

46′ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

21:03 , Karl Matchett

Second half time – here we go.

HT – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:54 , Karl Matchett

Three shots apiece so far, just one on target each team. Spurs bossing possession on 55%, 4-2 in corners too.

And yet City have had the best chance with that Foden effort – but neither have clicked into gear just yet.

Guardiola will be demanding his side produce more in the middle third in particular, while for Spurs it’s about being more incisive with that final pass, especially from the right channel.

We’ve reached half-time, and we’re still goalless at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ⚖️

That’s not to say there haven’t been opportunities to score. Big chances have been met by big saves, and we’re no doubt in for more after the break…#TOTMCI pic.twitter.com/6Yi1Vzmt71 — Premier League (@premierleague) May 14, 2024

HT – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:47 , Karl Matchett

And there’s the half-time whistle – not an awful lot has happened, weirdly. Both teams tense and tame, much more required to snatch the three points.

44’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:47 , Karl Matchett

Two counters which momentarily lead to overloads, one for each team – Bentancur spurns Spurs’ chance when they were three on two, then Silva gives the ball away outside the Spurs box as City look to pounce before the break. Aside from that earlier Foden chance, there hasn’t really been anything clear-cut at all.

Rodri sums up the first half by lofting a pass 25 yards to the left straight out of play for a throw-in.

Then Silva has a chance which falls his way about 12 yards from goal after Haaland’s initial effort is blocked – Dragusin diverts it over with a header before the flag goes up anyway.

40’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:43 , Karl Matchett

Half an opening as Walker lofts a ball over the defence and Gvardiol has a shooting chance – it’s well over the bar, but Haaland wanted it laid across instead.

De Bruyne then chases a ball into the right corner but Dragusin is across to see it out well – City just haven’t really got going with their front three or four combining in this half.

36’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:37 , Karl Matchett

Johnson fires in a shot on the angle and Ederson’s save is spilled behind for a corner.

Son swipes a shot back toward the corner flag after the set piece bounces his way and Maddison plays it off De Bruyne for another corner…except in the eyes of the assistant, all of a metre away, who gives a goal kick. A four-man attack gets Spurs back on the front foot straight away but Son overhits his pass and Foden is completely taken out as City break forward.

Play on for a bit with an advantage, but that’s eventually a yellow card for Bentancur. Textbook scything down.

32’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:34 , Karl Matchett

Both managers a little animated on the touchline as we get past the first third of the match; the fans are not in the same bracket – it’s eerily quiet inside the TH Stadium. A few choruses of “stand up if you hate Arsenal” ring out but it’s a bit contrived.

Not much on the pitch to fire them up one way or the other as yet.

28’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:30 , Karl Matchett

Spurs working hard off the ball to stop City passing through from deep and stopping Haaland getting too much service.

We’re told Spurs are the only team in the top seven tiers of English football to not have drawn a single home league game this season; this is their last one of course – draw this and they can’t get into the top four, but they also let Arsenal stay top of the table. Worst of both worlds as far as the home team are concerned.

They simply need to win.

24’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:25 , Karl Matchett

Spurs had a real chance to break there, Johnson racing behind the City defence and onside as he was in his own half, but Maddison opts against the pass from deep and the opening is quickly gone.

Needs to be a bit sharper does the No10, who lost his place in the side recently.

Spurs moving it nicely in general, but a bit safe and slow to really hurt Man City.

20’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:21 , Karl Matchett

Bentancur and Son combine now in the Spurs attack and Sarr finds Johnson to the right – but he’s torn between shooting and passing, in the end does half of each and only wins a corner. Romero flicks on the corner but Son is held up and City clear. Haaland is almost played through then by De Bruyne but Van de Ven is alert and covers well to make the challenge.

16’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:18 , Karl Matchett

That’s a huge chance – and a magnificent save by Vicario. Hojbjerg’s attempted clearance is wild and dreadful, Foden watches it down and side-foots a volley at goal from eight yards – the Italian goalkeeper has balanced himself perfectly to stick a big paw up and deflect the ball away. Fine stop.

12’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:16 , Karl Matchett

Foden frees Walker down the right but his cut-back is poor, three were waiting and he only found Hojbjerg.

From the corner, Dias nods across goal – just wide via Van de Ven’s back.

8’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:10 , Karl Matchett

Man City haven’t scored in the last four away to Spurs in the league – the four since Tottenham moved to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Haven’t even managed a draw either, but they did win in the cup this term.

They very nearly do score here though as Walker tees up De Bruyne and his deflected shot curls just a yard past the top corner.

4’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:07 , Karl Matchett

Low-key start, both looking to get a feel of the ball and spread play around. Spurs’ back three is leaving all their midfield options free to surge forward from time to time – Bentancur is first to try his luck after a big switch, with Ederson tipping over the bar.

1’ – Tottenham 0-0 Man City

20:01 , Karl Matchett

We have kick-off! Underway in north London. A huge 90 minutes awaits.

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19:55 , Karl Matchett

Almost go-time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. So much on the line for both sets of players – but the home team are perhaps, to an extent at least, playing for their futures in the team. And certainly playing for their careers, which they want to be in the Champions League!

“Every player out there has a point to prove tonight” 😤

Sturridge and Redknapp on Tottenham’s desire to beat City ⬇ pic.twitter.com/0XZksJ56dB — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 14, 2024

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19:50 , Karl Matchett

Ten minutes to kick-off.

This should be an excellent encounter – both teams know they need a win and nothing else will do, it’s that simple. Arsenal have the odd sensation of cheering on their rivals Spurs, hoping they can get something tonight.

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19:44 , Karl Matchett

The Man City boss, meanwhile, is looking to take three points tonight to take him a step closer to No33. There’s also the FA Cup to follow which could be 34, against Man United.

Who can stop City?

The most successful managers in Europe’s major Leagues since 2008-09 ⚡

Take a bow, Pep Guardiola! 👏 pic.twitter.com/Y6v97XaeCr — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 14, 2024

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19:38 , Karl Matchett

“I fully believe both teams want to win – it doesn’t matter what you’re doing. I’m bemused by the discussion, it’s the biggest game in the world today.”

No mixing his words from the Spurs boss, his team are going out to win.

“It’s the biggest game in the world today” 🗣

“Why we as a football club wouldn’t want to win it, I don’t understand” 🗣

Ange Postecoglou isn’t holding anything back 👇 pic.twitter.com/gAmv91WUft — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 14, 2024

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19:27 , Karl Matchett

There has been some suggestion – definitely not by Ange Postecoglou – that Spurs fans might want their team to help out Arsenal in the title race. Bet a few of them have Son in their FPL teams though!

Will Son continue his excellent form against Man City for @SpursOfficial once again? 🥰#FPL #TOTMCI pic.twitter.com/SLHwYA8jAq — Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) May 14, 2024

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19:21 , Karl Matchett

A little under 45 minutes to kick-off and the ground is beginning to fill.

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History says Manchester City will win the title – but one statistic gives Arsenal hope

19:10 , Karl Matchett

Ahead of kick-off, time to read Miguel Delaney’s big preview of Spurs vs City:

For a game that literally has the title on the line, Tuesday at Tottenham Hotspur might be one of those where the stands are more interesting than the pitch. Demand for tickets at the stadium has been huge all season, but not for this one. There are a lot of available seats on the official website’s exchange. Many fans evidently don’t want to be in the position where they’re supporting their team to help Arsenal – that’s especially to help Arsenal do something historic.

The view from many Spurs supporters – as articulated to the Independent by match-goer Aaron Sutton – is “we can’t be the reason they win the league”. That’s what it may come down to. With Manchester City and Arsenal both facing winnable home games on Sunday, Tuesday is likely to be the winning of the league.

Spurs fans, no matter the sentiment about always supporting your own team no matter what, can’t escape that reality. It’s an invidious position to be in, that ensures it’s going to be a very strange night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

History says Man City will win the title – but one statistic gives Arsenal hope

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19:07 , Karl Matchett

Confirmed lineups are in!

TOT XI – Vicario, Porro, Romero, Dragusin, Van de Ven, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sarr, Maddison, Son, Johnson

MCI XI – Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodri, Kovacic, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Haaland

Team news is in! 🤍 pic.twitter.com/lnomLeCdm0 — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 14, 2024

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18:55 , Karl Matchett

Almost time for the confirmed lineups from tonight’s game – here’s a reminder of the earlier team news and Harry Latham-Coyle’s predicted lineups:

Richarlison and Yves Bissouma will miss the rest of the season due to injury. Micky van de Ven performed well after being pressed into emergency left-back duties during that game and may start in the role.

Nathan Ake was substituted with an apparent problem after just 22 minutes against Fulham, though Pep Guardiola has suggested it is not serious and the Dutchman could feature. Jack Grealish was absent due to illness at the weekend but is back amongst things.

Predicted line-ups

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Dragusin, Van de Ven; Sarr, Hojbjerg; Kulsevski, Maddison, Johnson; Son.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri; Foden, De Bruyne, Silva, Grealish; Haaland.

Guardiola says Arsenal ready to take advantage in title race: ‘They are waiting’

18:45 , Karl Matchett

Pep Guardiola is wavy that Arsenal are waiting to take advantage in the Premier League title race.

The Manchester City manager insists winning is their only option at Tottenham on Tuesday night (14 May) as they seek to reclaim the top spot ahead of the final day.

If City win against Spurs they will move two points above Arsenal with one game left to play, but a draw or defeat will leave them playing catch-up due to inferior goal difference.

“They are not demoralised, still, they are there,” Guardiola said of the Gunners.

“It is really unbelievable… they are there, they are waiting.”

Harry Kane’s hunt for trophies has hit a catastrophic new low at Bayern Munich

18:35 , Karl Matchett

Some jokes just write themselves: Harry Kane moved to Bayern Munich to win his first trophy, only for Bayern Munich to have their first trophyless season in 12 years. Perhaps it is irrefutable proof of a curse, that after leaving Tottenham without ending the club’s long wait for silverware, Kane’s arrival in Germany suddenly caused a title-winning machine like Bayern to malfunction beyond recognition.

This, of course, is neither fair or true, but while Kane’s debut campaign at Bayern end with a handful of individual awards and a new personal record for his most goals in a season, the wait for a first major honour of the 30-year-old’s professional career will continue. It may have been unthinkable last summer, but the trophy cabinet remains empty after Real Madrid put an end to Bayern’s Champions League hopes in the semi-finals.

A failed season, then? Kane was asked about the prospect of a trophyless year before facing Arsenal in the quarter-finals and his response was unequivocal. “Of course,” he replied. “We’re expected to win.”

But, for the first time since 2011-12, Bayern have not done that.

Harry Kane’s hunt for trophies has hit a catastrophic new low at Bayern Munich

Tottenham vs Man City LIVE

18:25 , Karl Matchett

State of play at the top of the table ahead of this fixture:

1. Arsenal – P37, 86pts, +61 GD

2. Man City – P36, 85pts, +58

3. Liverpool – P37, 79pts, +43

4. Aston Villa – P37, 68pts, +20

5. Tottenham – P36, 63pts, +12

As such, it’s pretty clear both teams need nothing less than a win tonight. A City draw leaves Arsenal top on goal difference going into the final game; a Spurs draw means they can no longer catch Villa and a Champions League place. They need to win both their remaining matches and hope Villa lose at Palace on the final day.

Tottenham preparing to give it ‘a crack’ against Man City – Ange Postecoglou

18:15 , Karl Matchett

Ange Postecoglou insisted Tottenham would give it “a crack” when champions Manchester City visit on Tuesday.

Micky Van De Ven’s 82nd-minute winner helped Spurs beat Burnley 2-1 on Saturday to snap a run of four consecutive defeats and close the gap on fourth-placed Aston Villa to four points.

Villa could secure Champions League football with victory over Liverpool on Monday, but a defeat would leave the door slightly ajar for Tottenham.

Tottenham preparing to give it ‘a crack’ against Man City – Ange Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou puzzled by Tottenham fans wanting loss to Manchester City

18:05 , Karl Matchett

Ange Postecoglou says he would not be able to understand Tottenham fans wanting their side to lose at home to Manchester City on Tuesday.

Spurs host Premier League champions City in a match that may leave the home supporters with mixed emotions given a positive result against Pep Guardiola’s men would put arch-rivals Arsenal in the driving seat to win the title.

The Gunners currently hold a two-point advantage at the summit, but have played a game more than City, who could return to top spot with victory in north London.

Arsenal forward Kai Havertz claimed after their 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday that he would support Tottenham this week, but Postecoglou rejected suggestions his own fanbase would be happy to lose to City.

Ange Postecoglou puzzled by Tottenham fans wanting loss to Manchester City

Pep Guardiola adamant Manchester United ‘should have won all the titles’ for one clear reason

17:55 , Karl Matchett

Pep Guardiola has claimed that Manchester United should have won all the Premier League titles in recent years if money was the determining factor.

While United are languishing in eighth place in the table, Manchester City are two wins away from securing a record fourth consecutive English title and Guardiola hit back at suggestions their dominance is boring and rejected accusations his side have bought success.

Guardiola argued it is tough to win as much as City are as he drew upon net-spend statistics showing that Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are the biggest buyers in recent years.

Over the last five seasons, according to transfermarkt, City’s net spend of £259m is only the seventh highest among English clubs, even if they did have the largest wage bill last year and they began that period already owning players of the class of Kevin de Bruyne, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ederson and Bernardo Silva.

However, while City have bought footballers of the calibre of Erling Haaland, Ruben Dias and Rodri since the summer of 2019 and made Jack Grealish the first £100m signing in Premier League history, they have also sold for profits and made fewer failed signings than some other clubs.

Pep Guardiola adamant Man Utd ‘should’ve won all the titles’ for one reason

Pep Guardiola’s latest feat would make history – not even Sir Alex Ferguson won four in a row

17:40 , Karl Matchett

Pep Guardiola can spend much of his season deflecting talk of potential achievements. The outside world discussed a potential treble last year long before the Manchester City manager did, and then his team turned it into a reality. Guardiola did not spend his time musing about a double treble this year. He has a tendency instead to talk up his rivals: one of them, Real Madrid, eliminated City from the Champions League. Another, Arsenal, still lead the Premier League in the final week of the season.

Yet now Guardiola has his eyes on a prize. Not merely the Premier League trophy, either, or the prospect of back-to-back domestic doubles. A manager who has won more in 15 seasons in the dugout than many a storied club has done in well over a century has certain standout feats. Ones that have eluded great teams and managers, ones he is confident will stand the test of time.

Last season’s treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League was only the second ever recorded, following Manchester United in 1999. City’s triple-figure campaign in 2017/18 – England’s first, and so far only, centurions in terms of top-flight points – was another rare accomplishment. A third could beckon.

Pep Guardiola can make history – not even Sir Alex won four in a row

John McGinn ready to cheer on Man City as Aston Villa close in on top-four spot

17:25 , Karl Matchett

Aston Villa captain John McGinn joked his side will “have our Man City tops on” on Tuesday after closing in on Champions League qualification with a 3-3 draw with Liverpool.

Jhon Duran scored twice in the final 10 minutes as Villa came from 3-1 down to earn a vital point, which means they will be guaranteed a top-four spot if Tottenham fail to beat Manchester City on Tuesday night.

If Spurs win, their fate will go down to the final day where Villa travel to an in-form Crystal Palace while the London club visit already-relegated Sheffield United.

And McGinn was hoping City can do the job for them in north London.

John McGinn ready to cheer on Man City as Aston Villa close in on top-four spot

Is Tottenham v Man City on TV? Time, channel and how to watch

17:10 , Karl Matchett

Tottenham could do rivals Arsenal a huge favour if they derail Manchester City’s title hopes in a crucial Premier League fixture.

Pep Guardiola’s side know that a fourth successive league crown will be theirs if they win their final two games.

But Arsenal negotiated a nervy afternoon against Manchester United to keep the pressure on, and will now hope that Ange Postecoglou’s hosts can help them out.

Spurs secured a much-needed win against Burnley on Saturday after a run of four straight defeats had disrupted their push for a European place.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Is Tottenham v Manchester City on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch

History says Manchester City will win the title – but one statistic gives Arsenal hope

16:55 , Karl Matchett

For a game that literally has the title on the line, Tuesday at Tottenham Hotspur might be one of those where the stands are more interesting than the pitch. Demand for tickets at the stadium has been huge all season, but not for this one. There are a lot of available seats on the official website’s exchange. Many fans evidently don’t want to be in the position where they’re supporting their team to help Arsenal – that’s especially to help Arsenal do something historic.

The view from many Spurs supporters – as articulated to the Independent by match-goer Aaron Sutton – is “we can’t be the reason they win the league”. That’s what it may come down to. With Manchester City and Arsenal both facing winnable home games on Sunday, Tuesday is likely to be the winning of the league.

Miguel Delaney’s big match preview:

History says Man City will win the title – but one statistic gives Arsenal hope

Tottenham vs Man City LIVE

16:35 , Karl Matchett

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Tottenham vs Man City LIVE

14:57 , Karl Matchett

Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of Tottenham vs Manchester City right here on the Independent. We’ll be bringing you all the latest news around the title race and the top four fight across the coming hours, along with team news and every kick of the action once the game starts at 8pm.

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