Sunday, 22 January 2017
With Toby Alderweireld coming off injured with a tight hamstring it is fortunate that next week is FA Cup week and he can have a rest.
Cameron Carter-Vickers will be in line for a game in which we may well revert to a back four and play Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies. Hopefully coming off as a precaution he'll be available for the next Premier League game which isn't until 31 January when we play Sunderland away.
At 2-1 down, with Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier at centre-back we did well to grab a 2-2 draw with a neat move and fine finish.
Manchester City seemed to have targeted Danny Rose and each time he tried to come forward they seemed to foul him, certainly Kyle Walker didn't have the same trouble on the opposite side leaving him free to play in a lovely cross for Dele Alli to pounce with another header.
More game time for Harry Winks who will no doubt start next week. He continues to look calm and assured on the ball and has been a real plus this season.
Given we were outplayed, a point is a good result for us with our rivals dropping points when you wouldn't have expected them to. That is another of the major teams out of the way, having played Chelsea twice already.It may have been a battle for us but there were plenty of positives to take from the game.
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