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Tottenham stadium update: Spurs could be forced to play Manchester City clash at Twickenham… as Wembley is unavailable

Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium crisis has deepened with reports Spurs could be forced to stage their Premier League clash against champions Manchester City at Twickenham.

The north London side are due to host Pep Guardiola’s side on October 28, but a huge delay to the opening of their new £1billion ground means they are currently homeless.

Could Spurs play against Manchester City at the home of England rugby?

Tottenham have agreed a deal with the Football Association to continue using Wembley Stadium – their home for all of last season – until at least the end of 2018.

It means their upcoming game against Liverpool on September 15, which was meant to be the opening game at their not-yet-finished stadium, will be played at the home of football instead.

However, Wembley is already booked on October 28, for an NFL game between Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars which CANNOT be moved, which means Spurs are having to look for alternative venues for the City clash.

And, according to The Sun, Twickenham – the home of England rugby – is a big contender to host the Premier League showdown.

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Spurs have already had the suggestion of moving the game to the Etihad Stadium BLOCKED – with Premier League chiefs saying it would jeopardise the integrity of the competition as it would mean the champions playing three consecutive games at home.

But playing the game at Twickenham would also break Premier League rules by using a third home stadium in the same campaign.

Should the national rugby stadium reject Tottenham’s request, the north London club could ask permission to move the game at Wembley to Friday October 26 – which could work as stadium officials insists on having at least one day between major sporting events.

Spurs could be set to play at Wembley for the remainder of 2018 – but not against Manchester City

But those plans could be ruined too, as Sky Sports, who are due to broadcast the game on Sunday, only have a limited number of Friday Night Football games.

The reports in The Sun suggests the shambles surrounding the Tottenham v Man City game means Spurs could even resort to playing at one of their London rivals’ grounds – which would surely not please supporters.

Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham are all playing away that weekend, meaning three London stadiums would be empty as Spurs search for a solution.

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