Date: 14th April 2018 at 10:58am
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Pep Guardiola’s had a rough week time of it. Without taking away too much from Jose Mourinho’s men, City looked to be carrying baggage from getting thumped by Liverpool.

The loss against Manchester Unired hit a low point when Pep Guardiola was sent to the stands for snarling and getting himself generally overwrought with the officials.

With that result trimming their advantage to 13 points, Guardiola’s side now need to find another two victories from their remaining six games to put top spot beyond United.

Should they fail to get one of them against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, United would then have the chance to eat further into their lead as they play on Sunday and Wednesday.

The City boss speaking to PA Sport wasn’t completely ruling out further disaster: “In football it can happen, of course it can, I assure you,” said Guardiola when asked if City could yet feel the pressure of a challenge from United.

“Real Madrid, years ago (in 2004), lost six games (from seven) and didn’t win the league. Never before in the NBA had one team in the finals recovered from 3-1 down, and two years ago (Cleveland) Cavaliers beat Golden State Warriors 4-3. They won three games in a row.

“My feeling is now that United will win a lot of points because they are in a good shape and have top players. They are able to win their games, all six.”

Unbeaten in 14 Premier League games now, Spurs have only lost one of their last five league meetings with Manchester City, and have won the last two home matches. The Lilywhite’s form appears excellent from every angle.

The focus this evening is upon Spurs to inflict further damage. Fingers crossed Harry Kane has his best pair of goal theft boots on.

 
Comments
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  • Ronwol1960-61 April 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    About the Syria situation. Theres not going to be a regime change. The original policy I think was to diminish these countries ability to hurt the west,I think we are back to that. The attack on 9/11 and the faceless enemy in Al Queda and Isis took away the uniforms so they had to go in but now I think they are hitting the type of targets that can attack other countries.
    With saying that,the situation with Putin is bigger,much bigger. The Russians and the Chinese I think are looking to at least be on par with the US and it hasnt been since the last cold war. Putin brought Russia back from the economic brink and is backed by the majority is Russia and they are now challenging US dominance around the world. While Trump plays poker,Putin and the Chinese play chess. And then there is the unkown and that is whatever is going on behind the scenes.

    • Mad Carew April 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Russia is trying to come back from years in the doldrums, in the shadow of the US as a Superpower, if they were serious about their strength would they even have a 24/7 direct line ? They need the naval port in Syria but stand alone with only the Chinese veto at the UN. If they had Superpower clout the US/UK alliance would never have been able to carry out this mornings attack.

      • Aussie in Switzerland April 14, 2018 at 12:38 pm

        Can’t have a future ground war if Assad has chemical weapons…. Maybe…..and to reduce risk for Israel etc…… Unfortunately, Trump has done exactly what any other President would have done. Iran is also a worry…

  • Harry Hotspur April 14, 2018 at 12:03 pm
  • Ronwol1960-61 April 14, 2018 at 11:44 am

    It could be Deles game this one. He has gotten more into it lately and his feistyness will come though I think with energy and his talent today. He could be up for this one and we need it. Eriksen has been really great lately and if Dele shines and Kane is ready to go,I think Eriksen will also make it happen
    Dembele has to help neutralize KDB. Without Aguero this is key.

  • Ronwol1960-61 April 14, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Hopefully the boys are ready and by that I mean they have confidence from the off.
    They will have a great crowd with them today and have nothing to be negative about.
    I think its about us,not them. When we are on,we are on.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π April 14, 2018 at 11:33 am

    This is the perfect time to play them. Confidence low, Aguero missing, Pep under pressure. Getting back to winning ways isn’t like turning a tap on it usually takes time to work the gremlins out of the system. Think a draw is probably and hopefully the worse we can expect but reckon a nice win by one goal is more than likely.

  • AntSpurs April 14, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Good day Yids, Sids, Kids and Skids.

    Tonight we have a game on our hands however a definite winnable one. As much as I love Lamela, I am going for Son as they are vulnerable from the off (I reckon). Quick 2 goals and then stick on Coco and Wanyama to sure things and break it up a bit.

    Kane to get right up Salahs arse after this one. 3 or 4-2.

    BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM
    YIDZ

  • TyredMan 🚯 April 14, 2018 at 11:11 am

    I have 8 players playing doubles this week, with HK as El Capitan. So a hatrick or two would go down a treat.

  • DAVID April 14, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Aguero supposed to be injured and they have not been on top of their game in last few matches,maybe tiredness and pressure catching up with them, either way,it looks like a good time to play them.

  • TyredMan 🚯 April 14, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Soooo quik
    Evening y’all

  • Caveman April 14, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Spurs need to be 100% focused.

  • Caveman April 14, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Morning all.