Last season's fourth and fifth place teams in England play Saturday's early match, opening the 2010-11 English Premier League Season. Manchester City is in London to visit Tottenham Hotspur, the 7:45 a.m. Eastern start.
Roberto Mancini made headlines before the first kick-off with the news that Joe Hart would start in goal over Shay Given. The Manchester City manager also mildly surprised by starting Emmanuel Adebayor, Adam Johnson and Joleon Lescott on the bench.
Harry Redknapp's surprise was starting Wilson Palacios on the bench, a lineup choice he had been making at the end of last season, electing to play Luka Modric in the middle with Gareth Bale on the left.