Saturday 16th December 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day is the Premier League game between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Manchester City have dominated the league campaign so far and have 49 out of a possible 51 points, 11 more than second-placed Manchester United. That’s a record on its own as the best ever start in the English top-flight, but City set another record with their 4-0 away victory over Swansea on Wednesday – they are the first Premier League side with 15 consecutive wins. Tottenham are currently fourth with 31 points after 17 games in the Premiership. They were having a bad spell of four matches without a win, but have bounced back with two home triumphs against Stoke City (5-1) and Brighton (2-0), following a 3-0 Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia. Both teams will continue their Champions League campaigns in February, when Manchester City take on Basel and Tottenham face Juventus, in the round of 16.
Ahead of their clash tonight, both sides have players missing at the back – City will be without defenders Captain Vincent Kompany, John Stones and Benjamin Mendy, while at Spurs Toby Alderweireld misses out due to injury and Davinson Sanchez is suspended. In attack, Sergio Aguero is one shy of 100 goals for Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in all competitions - he has 99 goals in 133 home games. For Spurs, Harry Kane has scored seven goals in seven away Premier League games this season. It is set to be a highly entertaining game at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.
Honourable mentions around the globe go to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. European champions Real Madrid defend the trophy against South American Copa Libertadores champions Grêmio. The PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace in London continues. It’s Day 3 of the 3rd Test the 2017-18 Ashes series between Australia and England at the WACA ground in Perth, where Australia trail by 200 runs with seven wickets remaining. In the NBA, the Houston Rockets welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to the Toyota Center in Houston. The St. Louis Blues host the Winnipeg Jets at the Scottrade center in St. Louis, in the NHL. It’s Day 5 of the Olympia Horse Show at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. The semi-finals are on the programme at the 2017 PSA World Championships in squash at the National Squash Centre in Manchester. In the NFL, there’s a duel between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears at Ford Field in Detroit.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
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