Spurs under 23’s versus Manchester City: (match preview)
Our under 23’s take on the PL2’s basement club Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. Wayne Burnett’s side have won their last two league games against both Everton and Liverpool respectively. Spurs are only six points of top place Chelsea in division one and their hopes of winning the PL2 are still very much alive. Manchester City on the other hand have very much struggled for form this season, picking up only nine points from 12 league games. Paul Harsley’s side who sit in 12th place in division one, still have a number of very talented young players in their development side. Skilful Dutch winger Jayden Braaf is one, and another two are attacking players Ben Knight and Ian Poveda. Another player worth mentioning is Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu (17) and midfielder and Man City captain Tommy Doyle.
Spurs defeated Manchester City very comfortably in the reverse fixture back in August and their passing game proved to be too much for the Lancashire based club on the day. On Sunday afternoon Spurs will be looking for a repeat of that excellent early season performance, and if our last two games are anything to go by then you would have to fancy our chances of making it three wins in a row. This promises to be a really interesting game of football that’s why it’s extremely disappointing that the ‘ Sky Blues ‘ have decided to make this game behind closed doors, with no exception being made to even the parents of the players. Hence I shall not be reporting on the game however, I would like to wish the lads all the very best of luck!
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) De Bie, Eyoma (c), Lyons-Foster, Binks, Hinds, White, Oakley-Boothe, Markanday, Shashoua, Patterson, Richards.
Subs from: Oluwayemi, Okedina, Dinzeyi, Robson, Bennett.
Injured/unavailable: Malachi Fagan-Walcott.
Doubtful: Kion Etete, Jamie Bowden, Jeremie Mukendi.
Previous meeting: Spurs 3-1.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.
My one to watch: The ‘ Sky Blues ‘ 17 year old Dutch winger Jayden Braaf who has netted five goals from ten appearances in the PL2 so far this season.