By Chineze Ogugua
UEFA is set to inspect the Wembley pitch after the damaged caused to it by the NFL game before Tottenham’s next Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven to go ahead on Tuesday.
The national stadium’s playing surface was left in a poor condition after the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars played the latest in a series of NFL games on it on Sunday.
Damage and the gridiron markings were visible when Spurs lost to City just 24 hours later, with the Londoners going down 1-0.
Erik Lamela had a good chance to equalise after Riyad Mahrez’s opener but was hampered by the uneven surface.
The pitch will be inspected on Monday, though it is understood it will not be relaid.
Tottenham had aimed to move into their new stadium for the Premier League game with Liverpool in September but the stadium construction’s delay means Spurs remain at their temporary Wembley home.
The clash against Manchester United on January 13 has now been targeted as the opening for their refurbished stadium.
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