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Man City team news: Defensive pairing will be assessed ahead of Spurs game

Manchester City are due to play against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side are pretty much out of the title race at this point but will be looking for a win in order to maintain a high level of confidence as well as to consolidate second place on the league standings.

Whilst the Citizens will not win the league this season, they will still be aiming to win the cup competitions on offer, especially the Champions League given that Europe’s premier club competition is the one major trophy which has eluded them since their Arab takeover in 2008.

City will monitor the fitness of Fernandinho after the veteran missed his teams last two games due to injury, according to BBC.

The report added that defender Aymeric Laporte who recently returned from a lengthy layoff will also be monitored.

Leroy Sane will play no part in the game and Benjamin Mendy will also sit out the game.

City have a good recent record against Spurs and have not tasted defeat during their last six Premier League games against the Lilywhites.

The last time that the North Londoners beat Guardiola’s side was at White Heart Lane in October 2016.

Spurs will however have good memories after beating City during a quarter-final tie of the Champions League last season.

Jose Mourinho’s side will no doubt be looking to draw inspiration from that achievement ahead of Sunday’s game.

It should be a tough encounter but Guardiola’s side will be favourites.

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