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Kyle Walker fouled by Carlos Tevez, the ref awards a free kick. Hugo Lloris takes the direct free kick.
Joleon Lescott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gael Clichy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Michael Dawson. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Aleksandar Kolarov.
Yaya Toure takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Samir Nasri by Lewis Holtby. Samir Nasri takes the free kick.
Gareth Bale concedes a free kick for a foul on Samir Nasri. Direct free kick taken by Samir Nasri.
Edin Dzeko goes off and Scott Sinclair comes on.
Gareth Bale finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 3-1 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Tom Huddlestone.
Jermain Defoe finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 Man City.Assist by Lewis Holtby.
Joe Hart is given a yellow card.
Clint Dempsey finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Gareth Bale.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Lewis Holtby. Aleksandar Kolarov crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Hugo Lloris.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Tom Huddlestone. Jermain Defoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emmanuel Adebayor. Michael Dawson takes the direct free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov is shown a yellow card.
Unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Mousa Dembele results in a free kick. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Gareth Bale goes over the bar.
The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Samir Nasri makes a clearance.
Foul by Tom Huddlestone on Yaya Toure, free kick awarded. Booking for Tom Huddlestone for unsporting behaviour. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.
Mousa Dembele concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov. Free kick taken by Gael Clichy.
Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
The referee blows for offside. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Lewis Holtby, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
Yaya Toure takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.
Tom Huddlestone is brought on as a substitute for Scott Parker.
Gylfi Sigurdsson goes off and Lewis Holtby comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Gael Clichy. Strike on goal comes in from Gareth Bale from the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Emmanuel Adebayor, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.
The referee penalises Clint Dempsey for handball. Yaya Toure restarts play with the free kick.
Handball by Emmanuel Adebayor. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Samir Nasri. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the indirect free kick.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta. Benoit Assou-Ekotto is given a yellow card. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.
Foul by Gareth Barry on Gylfi Sigurdsson, free kick awarded. Mousa Dembele takes the direct free kick.
James Milner leaves the field to be replaced by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Header from deep inside the area by Clint Dempsey goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Barry from the right by-line, Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.
Corner taken by Gareth Barry played to the near post, clearance by Jan Vertonghen.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.
Corner taken by Gareth Barry, Scott Parker makes a clearance.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Hugo Lloris makes a save.
Jan Vertonghen is caught offside. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.
Scott Parker fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale has an effort direct from the free kick, Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Clint Dempsey. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
Gareth Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Kyle Walker from right channel, Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.
Scott Parker fouled by Gareth Barry, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale takes the free kick.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto crosses the ball, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
Gareth Barry takes a short corner.
Foul by Gareth Barry on Clint Dempsey, free kick awarded. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
Shot by Samir Nasri from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Barry from the right by-line, Clint Dempsey manages to make a clearance.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Jan Vertonghen gets a block in.
Corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson to the near post, clearance by Gareth Barry.
Kyle Walker takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.
Kyle Walker crosses the ball, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.
James Milner challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Michael Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko. The referee shows Michael Dawson a yellow card. Strike on goal comes in from James Milner from the free kick.
Scott Parker takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.
Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on James Milner, free kick awarded. Yaya Toure restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Barry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker. Yaya Toure is given a yellow card. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
Centre by James Milner, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Gareth Barry is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Goal scored by Samir Nasri from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Man City.Assist by James Milner.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
Bale will put fear into City - AVB
Andre Villas-Boas admits Gareth Bale's return could spark fear in the hearts of Manchester City this weekend.
Tottenham return to action on Sunday after a 10-day break which has brought good and bad news for the north London club.
The time off has allowed Arsenal to knock Spurs out of the top four after they picked up four points against Norwich and Everton, but on the up side, Villas-Boas' injured stars have made good progress in their rehabilitation.
Tottenham have missed the services of Bale, Aaron Lennon, and Jermain Defoe, who have scored 40 goals between them season, over the last few weeks, but all three could be back for Sunday's visit of the Barclays Premier League champions.
Bale, odds-on favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award, has been outstanding this term. When asked whether the 22-goal forward would cause fear in the City camp, the Tottenham manager said: "Yes, probably. I think so.
"We recognise the impact he has had for us With the run that he is on it can have that factor.
"It is good having key players around and players who have been decisive, especially in this last part of the season is always inspirational for everyone. It's good to have him back."
Tottenham's diagnosis that Bale would only miss two games after David Degen twisted the Welshman's right ankle 15 days ago seemed optimistic, but the 23-year-old has trained with his team-mates for two days this week and looks set to be included in the match day squad.
The Welshman was hindered by injury for part of last season, and also missed part of this campaign with a hamstring complaint, but Villas-Boas denied recalling the player so soon would cause more damage to Bale's ankle.
"No I don't think so," the 35-year-old said.
"He's made good progress from the beginning of the week to be training with the team so I think he will definitely up for selection."
City pair David Silva and Sergio Aguero are doubtful with hamstring problems.
Playmaker Silva has missed the last two games after pulling up in the derby win at Manchester United while striker Aguero withdrew as a precaution at half-time of the midweek game against Wigan.
Following defender Micah Richards' successful return from injury in midweek, right-back Maicon (knee) and midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) could also be in contention.
Assistant boss Brian Kidd claims City's players can argue all they want if success continues.
Ex-City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, now at Tottenham, has claimed his former team-mates are likely to turn on each other when things are not going their way.
The comments have added extra spice to the clash at White Hart Lane.
But Kidd brushed off the remarks from a player who left the champions for Spurs - initially on loan - two years ago.
Kidd said: "You have only got to look at the manager and the squad of players, they don't like losing.
"With respect to Ade, if he has come out with that, Ade has not been around for the last couple of years and the boss has put silverware on the sideboard in that time.
"So I hope they carry on fighting and arguing. If you want a fight and a confrontation, you can have it every day in a football club."
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