Confirmed: Tottenham v Manchester City lineups - Alli and Eriksen start

Here is how Tottenham and Manchester City will line up this afternoon.

Tottenham will be hoping to bounce back from their midweek Capital One Cup defeat to Arsenal as they take on title favourites Manchester City this afternon.

Spurs beat Crystal Palace 1-0 last weekend to make it two wins in a row, but that loss to Arsenal means that a response is needed from Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Dele Alli starts in central midfield alongside Eric Dier, with Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason still missing through injury.

Christian Eriksen starts in attacking midfield, and will be flanked by Son Heung-min and Erik Lamela, with Harry Kane - still goalless in the Premier League this term - leading the line.

City lost their first game of the Premier League season last weekend with a 2-1 home defeat to West Ham United.

Manuel Pellegrini's side did hit back in midweek though, defeating Sunderland 4-1 in the Capital One Cup to get back in form.

Today, Joe Hart drops to the bench in favour of Willy Caballero, whilst Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi start in central defence this afternoon.

Kekin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling will offer support to Sergio Aguero in attack, with young forwards Brandon barker and Patrick Roberts named on the bench alongside Vincent Kompany.

Tottenham lineup


  • Hugo Lloris
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Ben Davies
  • Eric Dier
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Dele Alli
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Son Heung-Min
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Tom Carroll, Nacer Chadli, Andros Townsend, Clinton N'Jie.

Man City lineup


  • Willy Caballero
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Fernandinho
  • Fernando
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Raheem Sterling

Substitutes: Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Samir Nasri, Jesús Navas, Patrick Roberts.

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