Martin Keown predicts Tottenham v Manchester City

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The pundit has been previewing Tottenham's crunch clash with City.

Martin Keown believes Manchester City could come unstuck again v Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, according to his regular 'Tackle Keown' column in the Daily Mail.

The former Arsenal defender told the Mail: "Do you know what, I’ve got a funny feeling that City could come unstuck again. Leicester tore them to shreds last week and I really like the look of this Tottenham team.

"If I was Man City, I wouldn’t want to be playing Tottenham this weekend. We always talked in the past about Spurs having a soft centres but that’s not the case this season. They have a real steel in that team. If anything it’s Man City who seem to be soft now. There’s no doubting the quality of their players but when things go wrong they don’t respond well."

Manchester City's form against the top six so far this season has been woeful. In seven games, City have won none, drawn three and lost four.

When you think about it, a couple of myths about Manuel Pellegrini can in fact be dispelled. He has been lauded for his performance at the Etihad but, since winning the title, City were poor last season and, actually, just as poor if not worse this time around.

And when the Chilean is praised for his class and conduct, is that the same man who negotiated getting Roberto Mancini's job while the Italian was still in charge?

As for Spurs, this weekend really is the perfect opportunity to kick City when they are down. After all, the Manchester side do still have plenty of quality within their ranks and a good result could kick the players into life once again.

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