TOTTENHAM fans have the chance to witness a historic night at The Etihad next Wednesday – but it comes at the cost of finding a way home.
Spurs travel north having beaten the league champions 1-0 on Tuesday in the Champions League quarter-finals first leg.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men still have it all to do as they look to defend their one goal advantage and book a place in the semi-finals for the first time in the club’s history
If Spurs fans want to witness the potential historic night it will mean missing the last train home at 9.15pm.
Tottenham fans won’t be able to catch another train back from Manchester until 5.05am in the morning.
Their night could be completely derailed if they are to be knocked out, as they could face seven hours of mourning a defeat while they wait for travel home.
Heading into the second-leg Spurs manager Pochettino hopes duo Dele Alli and Harry Winks will recover in time to play.
Alli broke his hand and Winks pulled his groin in the first leg of the clash four days ago and both missed Saturday’s Premier League 4-0 victory over Huddersfield.
Pochettino told Sky Sports: “I’m very happy. The performance was very professional.
“It’s been a difficult week but we were really focused.
“We are in the race for the top four so it was important to get the win.
“We needed to forget the Champions League because it’s easy to relax after that moment against Manchester City, but the players knew this game was important.
“We need to assess a few players. Hopefully we can recover Dele Alli or Harry Winks.
“We’ll see with Dele. It’s not clear with both, but our power is in the squad.”