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When Manchester City travel to White Hart Lane tonight, they could take the lead in the Premier League and win their eighth successive league game.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are unbeaten in 19 games across all competitions and have recently sailed past 100 goals for the season.

Tottenham Hotspurs, meanwhile, are also undefeated in their six league games since Tim Sherwood has taken over from Andre Villas-Boas, and will be keen to take revenge for the 6-0 humiliation at the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs could welcome back Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Sandro, who are all back in training, but the game will come one week too early for Andros Townsend.

Pellegrini is likely to have his in-form striker, Alvaro Negredo, and David Silva back in contention. If Negredo won’t make the starting XI, Pellegrini is likely to include Edin Dzeko, who scored five goals in five games against Tottenham.  

The Citizens will also be hoping Sergio Aguero can continue his brilliant form with five goals in three games since returning from injury. The Argentine has scored 14 Premier League goals already, and his recent FA Cup hat-trick indicated that he is back to full fitness.

In City’s midfield, the ever-present Yaya Toure, has also shaken off his slight injury problems and will be keen to add his 12th goal of the season to an outstanding campaign so far.

On the other side, former City player, Emmanual Adebayor, has shown what he is capable of since Tim Sherwood has called him back into action. His six goals and a flourished Christian Eriksen helped Spurs to climb to fifth place on the log.

Both of them could trouble a, at times, shacking City defence, which particularly struggles to keep clean sheets away from home.

City’s last trip to Tottenham ended in a 3-1 defeat and the title contenders have just won one of their last 10 Premier League games at White Hart Lane. However, the Citizens have won five of their last six matches against the Lily Whites.

And particularly after Arsenal’s slip up last night, Pellegrini’s side will be hoping to get the three points and regain the log lead.

Can the Citizens continue their great run in form or will Tottenham gain some important points tonight? Have your say in the comment section below.

By David Kappel

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