A few days ago, Manchester City were still on course to win all four available trophies this season, as they bid to complete the incredible quadruple of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup.
City already have the League Cup in the bag, and face a final against Watford to claim the FA Cup, but Tottenham ended their hopes of collecting all four on Wednesday.
The Lilywhites scored three away goals at the Etihad in the Champions League quarter final second leg, clinching the overall tie on away goals too.
Man City thought they’d won it in the dying seconds, but Raheem Sterling’s 92nd minute winner was rules out for offside in the build up, handing qualification to Tottenham.
Spurs now have the unique experience of playing Man City at the Etihad again this weekend, but this time in the Premier League.
Ex-City defender Danny Mills says Man City’s Premier League pursuit is over unless they beat Spurs again.
He said (talkSPORT): “If Manchester City don’t win this game, the title is gone for them.
“Within the space of four days, out of the Champions League and Premier League…
“They’ve still got the FA Cup to go for, but they could end up with one trophy and is that failure?
“It’s such a fine line Manchester City tread.
“It’s not going to be an easy game for Tottenham, either. I think it will be very difficult for Spurs to raise themselves, there will be a hangover and I’m not sure they can play with the same intensity.
“They picked up one or two injuries in the game as well and we know Man City have an incredibly deep squad of talent to pull on.
“This is another huge game. To raise yourself again, it’s not going to be easy. The emotions from the other night would have been so, so draining.
“It was an incredible, end-to-end game, goals from all over the place. This has almost got 0-0 written all over it now, it could be the most boring game ever.
“I think this match means a little more to City, even though it’s not going to be easy for Tottenham to get in the top four.
“Chelsea and Arsenal have suddenly got a bit of confidence and Man United have a game in hand. It’s going to be so tight.”
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