Spurs under 23’s versus Manchester City: (match preview)

After a long season which started back in September of last year, Spurs’ under 23 side will end their Premier League 2 season with a home game against champions Manchester City, at Hotspur Way on Friday (the game starts at 17:00pm). Still looking to finish as runners up to Manchester City in the league, Wayne Burnett’s side will finish in their highest ever position in the Premier League 2 regardless of what the result is tomorrow evening. Of course Spurs met Manchester City up in Manchester in their last game, last weekend. And Spurs played well in that game, even though they lost 4-1. Manchester City’s forwards were excellent last Friday, and top scorer Liam Delap (he has scored 21 league goals this season) had a very good game and his off the ball movement, as well as his skill on the ball impressed me throughout the game. Midfielder Tommy Doyle and also forwards Cole Palmer and James McAtee had very good games as well. Manchester City love to have the ball and they will look to frustrate the Spurs players with their passing game, but particularly during the second half of the reverse fixture, Spurs took the game to Manchester City more. Brooklyn Lyons-Foster scored a good goal from a set-piece, while Spurs also had a goal disallowed with the score at 3-1 to Manchester City last week. Stopping Manchester City from controlling the game will be the key to Spurs getting a result tomorrow, but on their day Spurs can beat any team at this level. This has been an excellent season for Spurs and whatever the result is tomorrow, the team can be proud of what they have achieved this season. I would like to wish them all the very best of luck for tomorrow’s game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Kurylowicz, Lavinier, Lyons-Foster, Omole, Cirkin, Thorpe, Bowden (c), Bennett, Pedder, Markanday, Etete.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Paskotsi, Devine, Richards, Scarlett.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: Josh Oluwayemi.

Previous meeting: Spurs 1-4.

My score prediction: 3-3.

My one to watch: Manchester City centre-forward Liam Delap (18), who has scored 21 goals from 19 Premier League 2 appearances this season. Delap is an excellent young centre-forward.

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