Full-time - 90'
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13:30 +00:00, November 11, 2012
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So job done for City in the end there. After a lacklustre first-half display they came fighting back and ultimately deserved the three points. Spurs tried to hang on but just failed to do so. Performances from Aguero, Silva and Toure proved to be the difference.
Bale sends a ball into the box but Hart is first to it. He clears it and there goes the full-time whistle.
Time is ticking for Spurs...
City keeping the ball to the frustration of Spurs.
Vertonghen is out of position but Bale does well to fend off Toure.
Dempsey picks up the ball in a dangerous position but his pass to Vertonghen is some way short.
Five minutes of injury time to be played...
Aguero makes way for Garcia.
Penalty shout for Spurs as Defoe is played through on goal. Clichy does well to close him down but appears to bring him down in the box. I have seen them given.
You have to say that goal was coming. In the run-up to that goal Vertonghen was caught out of position again. He has been poor in these closing stages of the game.
Silva spots Dzeko with a fantastic dinked pass into the box and the striker does brilliantly to smash home his effort past the helpless Friedel. Fine goal.
GOAL FOR CITY. DZEKO.
Spurs are shutting up shop.
Lennon comes off for Naughton.
Maicon is causing Vertonghen huge problems. He gets past the left back but just overhits his cross.
Dawson does well to head clear a dangerous Maicon cross.
Vertonghen tries to pick out Defoe in the middle but Clichy just manages to get it clear despite a heavy touch.
Spurs are hanging on big time here.
Friedel makes a great save to deny Tevez before getting up once again to smother it. Superb goalkeeping.
Spurs are under pressure big time at the moment.
Aguero tees up Silva who does brilliantly to beat Dawson before firing an effort just inches wide of the post.
Aguero goes on a mazy run and finally sets up Kolarov who brings out a good save from Friedel.
Maicon dispossesses Bale. He has impressed since coming on.
Defoe comes on for Adebayor. He has put in a good shift today.
Dzeko rises above Dawson to head the resulting corner just wide. Unlucky.
Maicon plays an early ball into Silva but Friedel and Dawson are there to block his effort.
Huddlestone searches for the run of Dempsey but just fails to find him.
Dawson comes on for Walker. Gallas is moving over to right back.
Barry tries to force something down the right but Sandro is there to stop him. Sandro has been everywhere in this second half.
Aguero slots home the equaliser.
Adebayor is booked for the challenge on Zabaleta.
This match is finely poised for the final 15 minutes...
Zabaleta and Adebayor tangle once again. The ref waves play on as Toure looks to send a ball over the top but just overhits it.
Bale does brilliantly to dispossess Toure before managing to fire in a shot at Hart's goal. The keeper does well to tip it away.
Dzeko comes on for Tevez. He has made a big impact off the bench recently for City.
Silva tees up Tevez on the edge of the box who makes some space before firing a shot just wide of Friedel's right-hand post.
Huddlestone tries to pick out the run of Dempsey from a free-kick but Zabaleta does well to intercept the pass.
Dzeko is getting ready to come on for City...
Toure is receiving treatment at the moment.
A strong challenge from Sandro leaves Toure riding in pain on the floor. Ouch.
This game has really come to life since that equaliser. Both teams showing a lot more attacking intent.
Maicon picks up the ball on the right and Vertonghen allows the right back to send a dangerous ball across the face of the goal but nobody is there to meet it.
Spurs instantly break down the other end of the pitch as Lennon cuts infield and picks out Bale. The Welshman wastes the chance and decides to shoot when he should have played in Adebayor. The shot was blazed over.
City break and get a little luck as the ball bounces off Toure and falls into the path of Aguero. The striker turns Caulker in the box before calmly slotting past Friedel.
GOAL FOR CITY. AGUERO.
Kolarov tries to swing in a ball from the left but Gallas gets it clear.
Dempsey sets up Bale on the edge of the box but he can only drag his effort wide of the post.
Lennon tries to get on the end of a pass but it is just overhit. Lennon and Bale should really be brought into this game a little bit more, especially with City only having three at the back now.
Friedel called into action as he denies Toure at his near post from close-range.
Adebayor does well to win a throw. He has worked hard today.
It will be interesting to see how the three at the back fairs this time out. Mancini obviously feeling that with Spurs only playing on the counter-attack this system will be to their advantage.
Toure again playing the long ball from deep, searching for Tevez. This time Spurs get the offside trap right.
City have changed to three at the back with Zabaleta, Kompany and Clichy.
Maicon comes on for Nastasic.
Spurs tried to play offside there but got it all wrong.
Toure plays a wonderful ball over the top to pick out Aguero but the striker is unable to bring the ball down when he would have been through on goal.
Kolarov sends it in towards Kompany but the City skipper can only head it over.
A poor Gallas header nearly lets in Aguero but it goes out for the corner.
Silva tries to play in Tevez but the striker is offside.
You do feel that if City are to find a goal then Silva will be involved.
Silva and Aguero play a lovely one-two but the Spaniard's touch lets him down at the just the wrong time.
Spurs pressing really well today. City are forced to send the ball all the way back to Hart.
This half has been quite stop and start already, just the like the first, which plays into Tottenham's hands.
The City crowd get behind there team for what feels like the first proper time during this match.
Adebayor starting to get booed now.
A nice move from City sees Tevez play in Zabaleta whose cross is deflected off for a corner.
City start from where they left off by conceding a free-kick. Kolarov the culprit this time.
And we're off...
Steven Caulker heads home Tottenham's opener.
City have not lost at home in the league for almost two years. Could that run be coming to an end this afternoon?
Tottenham will be absolutely delighted with how that first half has gone. They have stuck to their game plan of hitting City on the break and it has worked. The home side have been giving away plenty of cheap free-kicks and that was what led to Caulker's goal. While City have seen a lot of possession they have been fairly wasteful in the final third. They will need to improve in the second half. And stop giving away free-kicks.
There goes the half-time whistle. A few boos ringing around the Etihad...
City go close through Zabaleta as Silva does brilliantly to slot a ball through to find the run of the full back in the box. It gets stuck under Zabaleta's foot a little and he can't connect with the shot properly. Friedel is able to get down low and make a decent save.
City are losing their own rhythm every time they give away a free-kick to Spurs. The away team will be more than happy with that.
Lennon tries to pick out Adebayor in a dangerous position but he just overhits the pass.
Huddlestone sends in another inch-perfect free-kick from deep but City do well to head it clear.
An even better chance for City as they break through Toure's ball over the top of the Spurs defence to Silva. The Spaniard could have gone for the shot himself but he squares it to Tevez. The striker's effort is weak and Friedel gets down low to make the save.
A chance for City as Kolarov gets a nice touch on Zabaleta's ball into the box. It fall to Aguero but he can only blaze his effort wide.
Nice nice defending from Walker who stops Kolarov in his tracks. The left back responds by conceding the foul.
Tevez tries to whip in a ball into the box but Friedel deals with it comfortably.
Huddlestone sends in a free-kick from the exact same position as the goal but this time City head it clear.
City are giving away plenty of cheap free-kicks here which will not please Mancini.
Huddlestone sends in another free-kick from deep for Spurs but it is headed clear.
Kolarov inches away as Aguero tees up the left back on the edge of the area. He tries to dink it towards the corner of the goal but it just sails wide. Friedel appeared to have it covered.
Another penalty shout turned down for City. Silva plays in Zabaleta in the area. Huddlestone appears to obstruct him as the full back falls to the ground. Lucky to get away with it.
Kolarov misplaces a pass after some good pressing from Tottenham. Things are not going the way City want it at the moment.
City have seen a lot of the ball but their final delivery has been frustrating. Spurs are sticking to their game plan and it has been very effective so far.
Huddlestone sends in the free-kick. Spurs knock it around the area before Bale eventually gets a header in on goal but it was never troubling Hart.
Zabaleta gets booked after bringing down Adebayor once again.
Adebayor does well to help bring an end to a City move before being brought down by Zabaleta. Nice hold-up play from the striker.
Walker goes into the book for a late tackle on Clichy.
Adebayor is leading the line well so far. AVB will be pleased.
A fantastic counter from Spurs as Adebayor breaks into City's half. He runs into the box before teeing up Huddlestone on the edge of the box who smashes an effort just wide of the post.
I've seen them given before but it would have been harsh on Gallas there.
Penalty shout for City turned down. Silva dinks in a lovely ball to Aguero in the box. The striker tries to turn past Gallas and it looks suspiciously like the defender stopped him with his hand.
Spurs will be delighted. That was probably their best spell of the half so far, leading up to that goal.
Mancini won't be pleased with the marking there. Once again their defending at set-pieces lets them down.
Huddlestone sends in a peach of a cross from the resulting free-kick and Caulker rises highest to head home. Hart gets a touch to it but not enough to keep it out. Should have done better.
GOAL FOR TOTTENHAM. CAULKER.
Aguero brings down Lennon in a dangerous position for Spurs.
Tottenham go close as Adebayor flicks a header on for Lennon but the winger is just unable to get the required contact. Adebayor tries to follow it up but Hart smothers the ball.
Sandro puts in a strong challenge on Silva but the referee tells the City player to get up.
Caulker challenges for the corner but his header takes a deflection for another corner.
Zabaleta brings down Bale for the free-kick. The first time the winger has had a chance to run at the full back.
Kolarov is forced to head the resulting free-kick off for the corner.
Some nice link-up play between Aguero and Tevez. Aguero takes a tumble in the box under pressure from Walker but the referee waves play on.
Kolarov fires a free-kick into the box but it is wasteful and easy for Friedel to deal with.
The weight of their passing has just been a little too much to play in Aguero as another another long ball runs out for a goal kick.
City will be pleased with this start. They have had to make Spurs work in this opening 12 minutes.
Tottenham manage to clear the corner at the near post.
Barry tries to slot a pass into the area but it deflects off for the corner.
Spurs will have to watch that.
Aguero again breaks clear down the middle, following the ball from Clichy, but the weight of the pass is just too much for the striker.
Spurs have been pretty wasteful in possession when they have had it.
Clichy tries to send a ball in from the left but Gallas does well to intercept.
City happy to knock it around patiently, waiting for a gap to open up.
That could be a key battle today...
Clichy brings down Lennon after the winger showed some quick feet to knock the ball past him.
Toure wins the ball well and Silva tries to slot in Zabaleta but the pass is just overhit.
Adebayor is dropping deep at times to get on the ball.
Tottenham getting ten men behind the ball early on and will be looking to counter. That is perhaps why Adebayor has got the nod ahead of Defoe as AVB will be looking at him to hold the ball up.
It's a little bit scrappy at the minute with plenty of challenges flying in.
Aguero is onside as the ball is played over the top but Friedel does well to get to it first.
Walker tries to force his way down the right but is dispossessed by Clichy.
City getting on the ball and playing it around nicely. Caulker just manages to get the ball off Tevez.
Adebayor is having to change the colour of the tape around his socks as it is not the same colour.
No boos for Adebayor as he gets his first touch of the ball.
A minute's silence has just been observed in the Etihad Stadium in honour of Remembrance Day.
The teams are out onto the pitch. We are moments away from kick-off...
Adebayor is saying hello to his former City team-mates in the tunnel. Today is a huge day for him. If he scores, will he celebrate in front of the City fans, a la Arsenal?
City will be desperate for a win today following back-to-back draws, while Spurs will be hoping for a repeat of the last time they were in Manchester, seeing off United 3-2.
Let's hope today's game lives up to last season's cracker. City were 3-2 victors on that day but Spurs ran them close. Defoe was inches away from putting his side into the lead in injury time before Balotelli slotted home the winner from the penalty spot just moments later.
Michael Oliver will be today's man in charge. It is just his second top-flight game since September, when Chelsea's win over Stoke erupted into a diving row.
Tottenham subs: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Livermore, Carroll, Sigurdsson and Defoe.
Manchester City subs: Pantilimon, Kolo Toure, Sinclair, Garcia, Dzeko, Razak and Maicon.
Jermain Defoe is dropped from the Spurs team. Emmanuel Adebayor and Clint Dempsey start.
Tottenham team to face Man City: Friedel, Walker, Caulker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Sandro, Huddlestone, Lennon, Dempsey, Bale, Adebayor.
David Silva returns to the Man City team and starts alongside Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez.
Man City team to face Tottenham: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Kolarov, Tevez, Silva, Aguero.
Ok, we have the team news and there are interesting selections on both sides...
Man City can go within two points of Premier League leaders Man United with a win, while Tottenham would need to win by three goals to improve their league standing of sixth.
We will bring you all the latest team news as it breaks.
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