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Manchester City have re-established their three-point cushion at the top thanks to back-to-back wins against Liverpool and Wigan. Successive defeats in the FA and Carling Cup in recent weeks might have broken their unbeaten home record but City have been imperious on their own patch in the league, winning all ten games. Tottenham dropped points at home for only the third time this season after Wolves left White Hart Lane with a share of the spoils. Harry Redknapp’s side are unbeaten in their previous seven games, winning four having kept a clean sheet in each. Spurs have tasted victory just once in their last three on their travels.
Man City: W W D L W W
Tottenham: D W D W W D
• Tottenham have won 11 of the last 15 league games between the two sides, but Manchester City won the last two (1-0 in May and 5-1 in August).
• Man City have lost their last two home matches; they haven't lost three on the trot at home in all competitions since March 2007.
• Spurs have scored in each of their last 20 Premier League matches, their best run in the top flight since November 1986-April 1987 (26 matches).