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How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Manchester City

Ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, Sports Mole looks at how Spurs could line up.

Tottenham Hotspur hold a slim advantage over Manchester City ahead of Wednesday evening's Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

The Lilywhites' 1-0 win in their new home last week came at a cost, though, as leading goalscorer Harry Kane suffered a season-ending injury and Dele Alli also fractured his hand.

That did not hold Tottenham back at the weekend as they cruised to a 4-0 win over the Premier League's bottom side Huddersfield Town, and they are now looking to complete the job against City to continue their European adventure.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Mauricio Pochettino could set out his side against the English champions.


Possible TOT XI vs. MCI

Out: Harry Kane (ankle)
Doubtful: Dele Alli (hand), Eric Dier (hip), Harry Winks (groin), Serge Aurier (thigh), Erik Lamela (thigh), Fernando Llorente (knock)

> Click here for Tottenham's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Pochettino is expected to go with Son Heung-min through the middle in the absence of Kane, especially now that Llorente is carrying a knock.

Lucas Moura's hat-trick against Huddersfield at the weekend may have altered Pochettino's plans slightly, though he can be used in a slightly deeper position.

That depends on what formation the visitors intend to go with at the Etihad Stadium. Spurs used a four-man backline in the reverse fixture but could easily revert to a five-man defence here, as they did against Huddersfield.

Dier, Aurier and Lamela all appear certain to miss out for the Lilywhites, who must also factor in a league trip to City three days after this European tie.

> Click here to see how Man City could line up for this fixture

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Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli suffers a wrist injury against Manchester City in the Champions League on April 9, 2019.
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City35292489226789
2Liverpool35277179205988
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal35206969462366
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd35197963501364
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves35149124443151
8Watford35148135050050
9Everton35147145044649
10Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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