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Ipswich v Tottenham - Head-to-Head

Posted on 11 January 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Marcus Stewart Les Ferdinand
APPEARANCES
Minutes on pitch 1017 1349
GOAL ATTEMPTS
Goals 5 7
Goals/Shots ratio 20% 19%
SHOOTING
Shots On Target 15 14
Shooting Accuracy 60% 38%
PASSING
Goal Assists 1 2
Passing Accuracy 81% 71%
DISCIPLINE
Fouls 19 43
Offsides 13 23
Yellow Cards 0 4
Red Cards 0 0
OPTA INDEX SCORE 985 711
First Goalscorer Odds 5/1 6/1
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Marcus Stewart
Les Ferdinand

Marcus Stewart celebrated his return to first team action last weekend after a two-month absence with a broken jaw by netting a goal in Ipswich's commendable 4-1 win at Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Cup.

The former Huddersfield hitman survived a tough test at the non-league outfit as he received several blows to the jaw in the opening stages of the game, but like the rest of his team-mates was strong enough to cope with the early onslaught before their superior skills proved decisive in the final outcome.

And now a lot will depend on Stewart recapturing his form from last season - when he was the highest scoring Englishman in the top flight with 19 goals - to get the Tractor Boys out of the relegation mire with a good run of goalscoring form.

Stewart was on target against Tottenham in the corresponding fixture last season as early as the ninth minute and online bookmakers surreySPORTS.co.uk offer 22/1 on George Burley's team repeating their 3-0 success from that particular day.

However, the home defence will have to cope with a striker whose career appears to be undergoing something of a renaissance period under Glenn Hoddle at White Hart Lane. Thirty-five-year-old Les Ferdinand will skipper the side on Saturday in the absence of the suspended Teddy Sheringham and has performed with great maturity this season. He sets a great example to the younger players in the side and he is currently Spurs' top scorer with seven league goals.

Ferdinand was in the news before the New Year for notching the 10,000th goal in the history of the Premiership when he scored in the 4-0 win over Fulham, but the team has been in stuttering form of late on their travels. They're without a win away from home since November when the former England striker netted the only goal of the game at West Ham.

The Londoners will travel to Portman Road looking for revenge for the 2-1 home defeat Ipswich inflicted on them just before Christmas.

Ben Romaner