Spurs seek rare double over Man U

LONDON - England greats Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker were on the scoresheet the last time Tottenham Hotspur recorded a league double over Manchester United, but the north London club have the chance to end 23 years of woe on Sunday.
Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas giving instructions to his captain William Galas at Old Trafford early in the season. Net photo.
Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas giving instructions to his captain William Galas at Old Trafford early in the season. Net photo.

Saturday
Liverpool     vs     Norwich     15:00
Man City     vs     Fulham     15:00
Newcastle     vs     Reading     15:00
Swansea     vs     Stoke     15:00
West Ham     vs     QPR         15:00
Wigan     vs     Sunderland     15:00
West Brom     vs     Aston Villa     17:30
Sunday
Chelsea     vs     Arsenal     15:30
Tottenham     vs     Man Utd     18:00
Monday
Southampton vs     Everton     22:00

LONDON - England greats Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker were on the scoresheet the last time Tottenham Hotspur recorded a league double over Manchester United, but the north London club have the chance to end 23 years of woe on Sunday.

After coming out on top in an end-to-end tussle at Old Trafford in September, Tottenham can reinforce their own Champions League ambitions with a second successive win over the Premier League leaders who beat West Ham United 1-0 on Wednesday to reach the FA Cup fourth round.

That would be a remarkable achievement in itself given they have not won a home fixture against United, who are seven points clear at the top of the table, since 2001, 11 years after they last won both the home and away league matches.

It would be an indication of the direction in which the club is heading under Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas who has begun to win around sceptical supporters after replacing the enormously popular Harry Redknapp in the close season.

After a short-lived and underwhelming spell at Chelsea, Villas-Boas was hired to bring modern European thinking to the Tottenham helm where Redknapp’s more traditional methods had led them to a fourth-place finish the previous season.

They sold Luka Modric, arguably their most influential player, but Villas-Boas has kept them in top-four contention and was rewarded with the manager of the month award in December.

 

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