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Ex-Tottenham boss Venables: Pressure getting to Mancini and Man City

Former Tottenham and England coach Terry Venables says Premier League leaders Manchester City are wobbling. City host Tottenham tomorrow.

Venables told The Sun: "There is no doubt the pressure is getting to them. You only have to look at Roberto Mancini uncharacteristically waving imaginary red cards all over the place to see that.

"His team are not converting the chances they are making like they were earlier in the season when there was no weight upon their shoulders.

"But things are a bit more tense now and the manager will be thinking of their iffy results as they prepare to face Tottenham tomorrow. He is arguably under more pressure to win this game than the Manchester derby.

"The absence of both Toures has been a huge blow for City but they particularly miss Yaya. He is the driving force of the team and without him they are not the same.

"Likewise, Vincent Kompany's suspension has hit them hard.

"And if things were not bad enough, they know United are breathing down their necks having been through this scenario so many times before."

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