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Premier League game of the week: can Spurs stop Man City?

City average more than three goals a game against Tottenham, while Harry Kane has not scored this season

With the Premier League season starting to take shape there are several intriguing matches in store this weekend.

Under pressure managers Dick Advocaat of Sunderland and Newcastle's Steve McClaren both face tough tasks. The Black Cats must travel to Old Trafford and the Magpies welcome Chelsea to St James' Park.

Brendan Rodgers is also drinking in the last chance saloon and knows that his faltering Liverpool side, with only four goals so far this season, cannot afford to slip up against Aston Villa at Anfield.

Arsenal's visit to Leicester sees fourth take on fifth in the league, although few would have thought it would be the Foxes riding high in fourth. Defeat against Claudio Ranieri's men could have ramifications for Arsene Wenger.

Third placed West Ham will be hoping to carry on where they left off against Man City as they welcome Norwich to the Boleyn Ground.

But the game of the week sees league leaders Manchester City travel to the recently vandalised White Hart Lane on Saturday.

City looked unstoppable for the first few weeks of the season but defeat to Juventus in the Champions League was swiftly followed by another loss against the Hammers, and they are now only two points clear of Man United at the top of the table.

Spurs lost to Arsenal in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday but that setback was only their second loss of the season, and Mauricio Pochettino's men have been improving in recent weeks after a slow start to the campaign.

Key to the clash could be the form of the two main strikers. Neither Sergio Aguero nor Harry Kane have been firing this season, indeed Kane has yet to score for his club this season, prompting fears that he could prove to be a one season wonder. However, the England man has two in two games for his country and has not stopped hunting.

Aguero, who is fit again after a knock against Crystal Palace, has only two goals this campaign, but he boasts a fearsome record against Tottenham. The Argentine has ten goals in seven league matches against Spurs, while Manchester City have scored 27 goals in their last eight Premier League games against Tottenham.

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris will not be looking forward to the game.

However, with defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, who missed the Arsenal match, back in the line-up the Londoners will be hopeful of stifling the visitors. Up front Son Heung-min has had an instant impact and has taken some of the heat of the misfiring Kane, who seems certain to find the net soon.

A draw might be the most likely outcome, but it is unlikely to be of the 0-0 variety and with Christian Eriksen back in the side, Kane could break his duck, although Son is a better bet at 15-2 to open the scoring.

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