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Apr 15 2018 by Dustin Murphy
It was in the 64th minute of Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Tottenham that Pep Guardiola showed how much he had been stung by his side's three-game losing streak.
Granit Xhaka missed the trip to Moscow through illness while Aaron Ramsey played the whole 90 minutes despite requiring staples in a nasty cut to his leg in the first half. Tottenham are unbeaten in the league since December when they incidentally lost to Manchester City at the Etihad 4-1.
It truly was a heartbreaking result for Manchester City, though the cardiovascular damage was hardly irreparable.
As they're 13 points ahead with six games remaining, they can not seal the title this weekend, and face a tricky trip to Wembley against Tottenham, the league's in-form side having won their last six matches.
Should Manchester City slip up with another loss, Manchester United would be in prime position to gain more ground in its improbable quest to overtake its cross-town rival.
Danny Rose is out for Tottenham with a calf injury.
Alderweireld hasn't played since the FA Cup tie against Rochdale on February 18
Chelsea, Burnley, Spurs and Brighton will also be playing two matches this game-week.
Beyond the inevitable title win though, it has been a season of records broken by the Shark Team, and more may still follow before the campaign ends.
Pochettino has hinted that Toby Alderweireld will continue on the sidelines despite being fully fit so Davinson Sanchez should start alongside Vertonghen in the middle of the back four.
"I have a golf game tomorrow", he said.
"I think we are going to play the best team in England", he said.
We need five points from six games. There is a fierce battle for the other two play-off places with just four points separating Middlesbrough, Millwall, Derby, Preston, Sheffield United, Bristol City and Brentford.
The South Korea global has now reverted to a wide role and is likely to line up directly against Walker, who left Tottenham previous year, in the Premier League on Saturday. Our guide reveals all you need to know to watch Tottenham vs Man City online, including full live stream details and the kick-off time. Palace sit in 17th, three points ahead of Southampton. Mauricio Pochettino brought Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura to try an unlikely comeback, but it was just too late and the Blues just ran out the clock.