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Man City vs Tottenhaam: Stats point to rather an even encounter

Man City vs Tottenhaam: Stats point to rather an even encounter

15 Mar 2019, 22:00

Manchester City drawing Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League means this is the only tie that will involve English sides in the quarter-finals.

Besides being an all-Premier League encounter, this represents their first ever meeting on the European front and that means the Citizens are facing a domestic rival for the second time as they drew Liverpool last season at this stage.

In April, City will travel to Wembley to take on Spurs on Tuesday 9th in the first leg of the quarterfinal tie before taking on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park five days later in the league. City will then host Spurs at the Etihad in the return leg of the Champions League three days after the Palace.

Match facts:

  • This is the first ever European meeting between Tottenham and Manchester City.
  • For the second consecutive season, Manchester City will face fellow English opponents in the Champions League quarter-final - they lost 5-1 on aggregate to Liverpool last season.
  • This is Spurs' first European meeting with a fellow English side since the 1972-73 UEFA Cup semi-final when they lost on aggregate on away goals to Liverpool.
  • Manchester City have lost all four of their European matches against English sides, losing both legs of the 1970-71 Cup Winners' Cup semi-final against Chelsea and both legs of last season's Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool.
  • Spurs have been eliminated in two of their three European knockout ties against English teams, losing to Man Utd in the 1963-64 Cup Winners' Cup and Liverpool in the 1972-73 UEFA Cup; however, they did win over two legs against Wolves in the 1971-72 UEFA Cup final.
  • In all competitions, Manchester City have won their last three matches against Tottenham, with all victories coming in the Premier League.

Read more: Stats talk: Man United poor against Barca, Liverpool & Chelsea enjoy impeccable record over opponents

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