SPURS PREVIEW: Brazilian Robinho will be danger man at Eastlands
TWO ambitious teams with new managers clash on Sunday when in-form Spurs take on big-spending Manchester City at Eastlands. Former Manchester United legend Mark Hughes took over the managerial reins from ex-boss Sven-Goran Eriksson in June after a four-ye
TWO ambitious teams with new managers clash on Sunday when in-form Spurs take on big-spending Manchester City at Eastlands.
Former Manchester United legend Mark Hughes took over the managerial reins from ex-boss Sven-Goran Eriksson in June after a four-year stint at Blackburn.
"Sparky" was renowned for his no-nonsense attitude during his time at Old Trafford and won back-to-back Premier League titles in the early 1990s. After leaving the Red Devils he went on to play for Chelsea, Southampton, Everton and Blackburn.
Hughes has comfortably transferred his on-field attitude to the dug-out and his managerial ambitions have been matched by City's new owner, Sheik Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
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The Blues showed their ambition by snatching Real Madrid's Robinho from under the noses of Chelsea for a club record fee of £32.5million on deadline day.
The Brazilian bagged his first goal since his arrival in the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea and was also on target in the 6-0 demolition of Portsmouth, before netting a hat-trick in the 3-0 romp over Stoke.
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Former Chelsea and England forward Shaun Wright-Phillips has been in outstanding form since rejoining and has scored four times. Wright-Phillips' Chelsea team-mate Tal Ben Haim also joined City during the transfer window and has forced his way into the first team. But Hughes will be hurting from Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Bolton and will not tolerate another failure.
Make it - Sunday, 3pm, Eastlands
Watch it - Sunday, BBC2, 10pm