Three things Manchester City simply must do against Spurs

Our Fixture In Focus this weekend is, unsurprisingly, Manchester City hosting Tottenham on Saturday evening. Fifth meet second as a modern rivalry continues to bubble away. Tottenham have had the better of their Premier League rivals of late, but memories of several thrashings are still raw for Spurs fans.

Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola are two of the world’s most fascinating managers. Excellent tacticians, the pairing met in a battle of the minds earlier this season and Pochettino was the undoubted victor. It was a turning point in the seasons of both clubs, in fact, and Manchester City have seldom looked quite the same since.

As Spurs look to build on their recent strong form, this match is about Manchester City finding a way to keep pace with the top four. Defensive disasters have haunted their season and they face a Spurs attack who have been clinical.

There is plenty for Guardiola to ponder. Here are THREE things his City side simply must do on Saturday to claim a win…