Tottenham and Manchester City reach agreement on October fixture date – report

Tottenham and Manchester City have agreed to move their October clash back by 24 hours, allowing it to be played at Wembley Stadium on Monday 29 October.

The fixture had been in limbo with Wembley already booked up on its original date, Sunday 28 October, for an NFL game, while Tottenham’s new stadium development has been beset by delays and will not be ready in time.

This led to talk of Twickenham, the Home of Rugby, potentially being used or a rival’s ground such as West Ham’s London Stadium.

Instead, according to The Times, City and the FA have accepted the request by Tottenham request to put the game back 24 hours, with the Premier League expected to sign off on it next week and confirm the Monday night timeslot.

It will be a major inconvenience for City fans, who now have to travel down to London on a Monday night, many of whom will have already booked travel to England’s capital.

One issue that will have to be tackled is if City reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, after drawing League One side Oxford United in round three yesterday. Round four games are scheduled for the week commencing Monday 29 October 2018, so the Blues – and Tottenham – could face playing games on both Monday and Wednesday.

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