How can Tottenham stop Manchester City? Stuart Pearce says Spurs can ‘hurt’ Premier League champions at the Etihad Stadium

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Tottenham have the talent to ‘hurt’ Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League showdown at the Etihad Stadium, claims Stuart Pearce.

Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and we will bring you LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Man City and Spurs’ 5:30pm clash.

talkSPORT will bring you LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Man City vs Tottenham

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talkSPORT will bring you LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Man City vs Tottenham

After a thrilling opening day, we’ve got more cracking top-flight action in store this weekend including this mouth-watering game between the defending champions and last season’s Champions League finalists.

Both sides got their campaigns off to winning starts, with City absolutely blowing away West Ham 5-0 and Spurs leaving it late to beat Aston Villa 3-1.

Tottenham looked out of sorts until Christian Eriksen came off the bench to change the game, and Pearce says the Dane will be key to their success against his former team.

Joining Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to look ahead to the game, the talkSPORT pundit and ex-City boss said: “I think Tottenham will be expected to do more than to just ‘be patient’.

“They’ll be going there with more than just an expectation of a mid-table team just to shut up shop.

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen changed the game for Spurs when he came off the bench against Aston Villa

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Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen changed the game for Spurs when he came off the bench against Aston Villa

“Listen, they got to the Champions League final last year! So there ‘s no reason why they can’t rival them.

“They are expected to rival Man City and Liverpool this season and improve on what they did last year.

“And they’ve got enough talent – Eriksen is immense – in their ranks to hurt Man City, there’s no doubt about that.”


GameDay on talkSPORT, Saturday August 17 line-up:

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