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Tottenham v Manchester City: Harry Kane left out of Spurs squad for season opener

Harry Kane
Harry Kane has been at Tottenham since 2009

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is not in the squad for his side’s opening game of the Premier League season against Manchester City.

Kane has been heavily linked with a move to City, whose manager Pep Guardiola has previously declared his interest in signing the 28-year-old England captain.

Kane, who on Friday trained with the Spurs squad for the first time since returning from holiday, has made it known he wants to leave the club he joined as a schoolboy.

He returned late from his holiday and had a five-day quarantine period.

The striker was part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad who reached the final of Euro 2020 last month.

“He needs to work [on his fitness after returning late from his holiday]. He needs to keep on working until he’s ready to help the team,” Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo told Sky Sports.

“He doesn’t need too many sessions. He needs to be fit.”

Asked whether he would be at the game, Nuno added: “He worked in the morning. I don’t know what he’s going to do [now].”

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Tottenham Hotspur

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameLloris
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  2. Squad number25Player nameTanganga
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  3. Squad number6Player nameD Sánchez
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  4. Squad number15Player nameDier
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  5. Squad number3Player nameReguilón
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  6. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
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  7. Squad number29Player nameSkipp
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  8. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
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  9. Squad number20Player nameAlli
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  10. Squad number23Player nameBergwijn
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  11. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
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Manchester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number31Player nameEderson
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  2. Squad number27Player nameJoão Cancelo
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  3. Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias
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  4. Squad number6Player nameAké
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  5. Squad number22Player nameMendy
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  6. Squad number8Player nameGündogan
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  7. Squad number25Player nameFernandinho
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  8. Squad number10Player nameGrealish
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  9. Squad number26Player nameMahrez
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  10. Squad number21Player nameTorres
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  11. Squad number7Player nameSterling
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Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 25Tanganga
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 15Dier
  • 3Reguilón
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 29Skipp
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 20Alli
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 7Son Heung-Min


  • 2Doherty
  • 4Romero
  • 8Winks
  • 11Gil
  • 17Sissoko
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 22Gollini
  • 33Davies
  • 44Scarlett

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 27Cancelo
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 6Aké
  • 22Mendy
  • 8Gündogan
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 10Grealish
  • 26Mahrez
  • 21Torres
  • 7Sterling


  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 13Steffen
  • 14Laporte
  • 16Rodri
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 20Bernardo Silva

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Match Stats

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  1. Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by João Cancelo.

  2. Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

  3. Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).

  6. Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Hugo Lloris tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

  7. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Oliver Skipp.

  8. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Foul by Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur).

  10. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Foul by Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur).

  12. Attempt missed. João Cancelo (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Attempt missed. Fernandinho (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross following a corner.

  14. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Oliver Skipp.

  15. Attempt blocked. Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Foul by Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur).

  18. First Half begins.

  19. Posted at 16:31

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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