Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City: Preview and TV Schedule

Richard Heathcote

Tottenham face a hugely important battle in the race for the Champions League places as they face second-placed Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur face a crucial battle against Manchester City as they chase Champions League qualification, but will still be without key players as they go into the clash.

Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon's absences have made life difficult for Spurs in recent games, and they will have to rely without them once again against a City side that appears to be ending the season in strong form.

Tottenham have fallen two points behind rivals Arsenal in the Premier League and dropped out of the top four, although they have a game in hand on their rivals, so victory will be of the utmost importance. With Chelsea appearing to pick up form too, and Everton ending the season strongly, Spurs' margin for error is rapidly slipping away. They cannot afford to wait for their returning absentees, so this game will be huge.

Tottenham Hotspur injuries and suspensions

Out: Sandro (knee), Aaron Lennon (knee), Gareth Bale (ankle), William Gallas (hamstring). In doubt: Jermain Defoe (muscle)

Manchester City injuries and suspensions

In doubt: Sergio Aguero (hamstring), Maicon (illness), David Silva (hamstring)

Tottenham Hotspur are still not ready to welcome back Gareth Bale or Aaron Lennon, but Jermain Defoe has a chance of being able to play a part.

Manchester City will probably welcome back David Silva to the side after he sat out their clash with Wigan Athletic, but Sergio Aguero picked up a problem during the game and may not be fit to play.

Match Date\Time: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. local, 8:30 p.m. ET

Venue: White Hart Lane, London, England

TV: FOX Soccer Channel (U.S. English), FOX Deportes (U.S. Spanish), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

Online: Sky Go (U.K.)

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