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Adebayor back in the reckoning for Spurs as Lamela starts

ESPN staff
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Manchester City make four changes to their starting line-up for their clash with Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon, but the visitors have been even more zealous with six alterations from their last outing, including a Premier League debut for Erik Lamela.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini recalls Pablo Zabaleta, Matija Nastasic and Gael Clichy as well as bringing Jesus Navas back into the starting line-up for the first time since a 2-0 victory at Newcastle in October.

Costel Panilimon continues in goal, despite Joe Hart's performance for England against Germany at Wembley last Tuesday.

Tottenham bring in Hugo Lloris, Younes Kaboul, Sandro, Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon and Lamela compared to the line-up that lost 1-0 to Newcastle in their last Premier League match over a fortnight ago. Andros Townsend is among those to drop to the bench, while Emmanuel Adebayor also features in reserve for Andre Villas-Boas.

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Negredo, Aguero

Substitutes: Hart, Lescott, Richards, Guidetti, Garcia, Milner, Dzeko

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Paulinho, Sandro, Lennon, Holtby, Lamela, Soldado

Substitutes: Friedel, Chiriches, Dembele, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Adebayor, Defoe

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