Tottenham vs Man Utd Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on January 19, 2013

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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester United to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon looking to complete a rare double over the league leaders.

Spurs inflicted a 3-2 defeat over United in the reverse fixture back in September so Sir Alex Ferguson will be out for revenge this weekend.

United’s lead at the top was cut to just four points after second-placed Man City beat Fulham 2-0 on Saturday so Ferguson will be keen to restore their seven point advantage by making it five wins on the bounce on Sunday.

However, Tottenham head into the game in fine form themselves and are currently on a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions, but were left disappointed by last weekends 0-0 draw at Queens Park Rangers.

Despite the stalemate at Loftus Road, Spurs remain three points clear in fourth-place and can move into third with a win if Chelsea drop points at home to Arsenal in Sunday’s earlier kick off.

Team News

Tottenham will be without influential midfielder Sandro after the Brazilian was ruled out for the season with a knee injury. Fit again Scott Parker is expected to come straight back in to the starting eleven in his place.

Emmanuel Adebayor is away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations so Clint Dempsey is likely to support Jermaine Defoe up top. Youness Kaboul and Willian Gallas remain on the sidelines.

Manchester United will be without Jonny Evans for the game after he was ruled out with a hamstring problem, so Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are expected to start at the back.

Wayne Rooney made a goal-scoring return in midweek and is likely to retain his place alongside Robin Van Persie up front. Ashley Young is set to miss the game after picking up a knee injury during last weekends 2-1 win over Liverpool.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Tottenhams win earlier in the season was their first in 22 attempts against United and the Red Devils have an excellent recent record at the Lane, winning eight and losing none of their last 11 league matches their.

However, the Londoners are proving to be tough opposition at home this season and have lost just one of their ten league matches at the Lane this season, so we can see AVB’s men taking something from the game on Sunday. Tottenham 1-1 Man Utd

What would your line up be and what’s your score prediction for the game? Get involved in the comments section below.

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22 Comments

  1. Jeancy liene

    January 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Tottenham can beat man utd by 2 goals to 1

  2. Lee

    January 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Would love too see the mighty yids do em again but unfortunatly I can’t see it happening, ime going for 2-2 with Defoe and bale on the score sheet.. COYS

  3. John

    January 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Spurs to win, they will be well up for it as sandro will be getting at them im sure!

  4. Samuel

    January 19, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Man u wins no doubts

  5. Samuel

    January 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Man u wins no doubts at all GLORY GLORY UNITED!

  6. Peter Ori

    January 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I am sure dat man. Unt will wing dat match wit 2-1 over toth. And they will clear 7point ahead of man city and they is nothing they will do about it. MANCHESTER UNITED 4 LIFE If every of u no wat is good come to man united and see.

  7. Anthony

    January 20, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Clint Dempsey brace and a goal from Defoe. 2 assists from Bale. Spurs win 3-2 again! Mark my digital words.

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  9. Robins

    January 20, 2013 at 1:07 am

    I have loved watching Spurs on many occasions; however You know that RVP is going to score 2 or 3 goals in this one. Hope for a cracking game from 2 of England’s best supported clubs. Score…1-3.

  10. Oludare

    January 20, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Glory Glory Manutd!!!

  11. Roony

    January 20, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Manu :Ron-1,Rvp-1,and vida-1’mmm. Spurs:bale-1???final 1-3

  12. Getoch

    January 20, 2013 at 5:22 am

    United 4-0 spurs
    Nothing less

  13. Isah Haliru

    January 20, 2013 at 6:08 am

    utd go win d match 1-4 goal from rvp, wazza, kagawa & chica, after balr scores for d opening. another come back 4 utd.

  14. yusuf alani

    January 20, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Man utd wil win by 3;1,goals 4rm wassa,rvp,shingi.at white hart lane 2da.

  15. Keith

    January 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Did Ekotto go to play for Cameroon in Africa Cup of nations?

  16. Spurs4life

    January 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Spurs win 3-1, bale scores and defoe gets 2 but RVP scores in extra time. Tottenham in great form this season and will want (and need) to win against united. COYS

  17. salis muh'd gusau

    January 20, 2013 at 9:32 am

    chelsea will win 3-1 against arsenal

  18. kosixko

    January 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

    7 zero is my prediction in favour of Man U!

  19. will

    January 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

    kosixko u gay

  20. Tom lindegaard

    January 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Man u are goona win they have stronger side with David de gea on goal.

    • Jackford

      January 21, 2013 at 7:46 am

      Thank god David de Gea was in goal

  21. Jackford

    January 21, 2013 at 9:59 am

    At last, we are seeing Spurs playing with a self believe that has been sadly lacking for too many years. Coys.

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