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Poll - Who will win the race for fourth
Published : 04 May 2010 12:06:52Rss feed
With the weekend's action ruling out Aston Villa and Liverpool in the race for fourth place, Sam Parker looks forward to tomorrow night's potentially decisive clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Moneybags City were always favourites to break the stranglehold of the 'Big Four' having splashed the cash on a multitude of players since the takeover by Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development.
However, Spurs have been no slouches in the transfer market either, with Chairman Daniel Levy always willing to back his managers with funds.
Both sides will no doubt feel they could have sewn up the position without resorting to a head-to-head clash, with Spurs losing home matches against Stoke and Wolves, whilst City dropped points at home to relegated pair Hull and Burnley.
In the reverse fixture, Tottenham coasted to a 3-0 win courtesy of goals from Jermain Defoe and a Niko Kranjcar double, a game that was allegedly the final nail in Mark Hughes' coffin.
Meanwhile Spurs have entertained with their trademark brand of 'beautiful football'. The impressive Luka Modric has pulled the strings in midfield, whilst Gareth Bale has been a revelation on the left flank.
With Spurs one point ahead currently, City must win in Manchester if they are to take an advantage into the final game of the season, with Spurs set to face the already-relegated and defensively inept Burnley at Turf Moor.
So, who do you think will take that coveted spot and line up in next season's Champions League?