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Spurs vs. United

White Hart Lane

16/01/11

16:10

On Sky

Spurs v United Preview!

United travel to London this weekend, to take on a Tottenham Hotspur side, managed by Harry Redknapp that have title aspirations of their own. With United arriving at White Hart Lane unbeaten in the Premier League this season, many pundits are suggesting that this could be the game in which we trip up, hopefully they`ll all be mistaken as the red juggernaut rolls on towards reclaiming what we believe to be rightfully our - the Premier League title.

Vital Quotes:

Today, if Harry Redknapp is correct; could be a seminal moment in the 2010/2011 season.

Harry is quite insistent that if Spurs lose today then it will herald a United title triumph when he remarked to the red-top tabloids,

"It`s a game we need to win to close the gap on them. If they beat us they`ve run away with it really. You`re not going to claw back that lead."

"I think all of those at the top will be hoping we can pull off the result, close the gap and keep everyone involved."


We certainly don`t, we`d love to romp away with it in some style this old Premier League we`re so fond of.

Spurs Team News:

Spurs have numerous injury concerns ahead of the game. Definitely missing from the starting eleven will be Tom Huddlestone, Ledley King, Jamie O`Hara and Jonathan Woodgate.

But, Spurs expect to welcome back Gareth Bale after the current man-of-the-moment missed a few days training with a back problem. Another to return will be Younes Kaboul who returns from suspension.

Player to watch: Gareth Bale

Lightning quick and able to take sides apart with his pace and skill on the left flank.

United Team News:

Sir Alex Ferguson takes his squad to White Hart Lane without the injured Valencia, Hargreaves and O`Shea whilst Park is still absent through international commitments.

Likely to come back into the starting eleven though are Rooney and Vidic who both sat out the victory over Liverpool last weekend.

Edwin van der Sar could make a comeback after having overcome a bout of flu.

Player to watch: Ryan Giggs

Who else? Especially on his 600th Premier League appearance, an incredible achievement!

Match Facts & Stats

United have a good record over Spurs with the Londoners having not beaten us in the last 23 meetings with May 2001 being the last time they beat us.

In Premier League matches, Spurs have just three wins out of thirty-seven to their name.

Ref Watch:

Mike Dean will be the man in the middle!

Match Prediction:

Spurs are an attractive team and when they play on the counter-attack are a threat to anybody I have this premonition that Sunday could see a high-scoring encounter and that the punters, watching on Sky Sports TV, are in for a treat. But I`m confident that United will prevail by the odd goal in five.

Next Fixtures:

Next up, in the Premier League, is a home clash with Birmingham City.




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The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 15 2011

Time: 12:51PM

Your Comments

Mike Dean replaces the injured Howard Webb for Man Utd
refereesfavourbig4
Uniteds luck will have to run out sometime. Wonder if dean will take the brown envelope and give united dogdy decision.
ard vaart
What are your tactics this time? A perfect dive to get a penalty? (Ronaldo at WHL)(Carrick at OT), get BAE or Hutton a red card cause of Nani diving? I can't wait to see how the ref will **** it up this time.
NorwaySpurs
Wow, NorwaySpurs, i've just realised, we beat you quite alot. Hopefully another to the win collection against the spuds.
TheFamousNo7
Yes you have. Hopefully 2011-2020 will be our decade. Anyway, I will gladly take a point tomorrow. And since we are being honest, was it a penalty against Liverpool last sunday?
NorwaySpurs
My opinion was that it was a light penalty and very few would ever be given, but there was contact, granted very little and not enough to go down on. Contact inside the area, no matter how much, is risky.
TheFamousNo7
You see, that's where I have a problem with you United supporters. You are all like Wenger..."I didn't zee the inzident". Can't you just for once raise your hands and say: "He got the wrong decision this time, next time it will maybe be against us" and move on??? But nooooo......just look at the commentary below the film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pww8lOjAogk Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-8dOjeVC80 Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLxm5Kga9so I hope we get a "light penalty" as you call it against you tonight, and we can have the same discussion again.
NorwaySpurs
We've moved on, it appears to be the rest of the world who hasn't Norway. Decisions will swing both ways, there will always be those for and against it, it's football and ultimately the only opinion that matters in a game is the refs.
TheFamousNo7
Great, move on, but admit you got an advantage in all those videos above?Nah, you probably won't.....
NorwaySpurs
 

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