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Leicester v Spurs - Head to Head

Posted on 4 May 2001  - 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).

<TABLE align=center border=0 cellPadding=1 cellSpacing=0 width="98%"><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE border=0 cellPadding=1 cellSpacing=1 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD class=bethead width="33%">&nbsp&#59;</TD><TD align=middle class=bethead width="33%"><B>ROWETT</B></TD><TD align=middle class=bethead width="33%"><B>CARR</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3 height=2><B>APPEARANCES</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Minutes on pitch</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">3235</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">2226</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3><B>GOAL ATTEMPTS</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Goals</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">1</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">2</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3><B>PASSING & CROSSING</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Passing </TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">1406</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">1014</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Passing Accuracy</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">71%</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">73%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Crossing</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">41</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">96</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Crossing Accuracy</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">24%</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">27%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3><B>DEFENDING</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Tackles</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">81</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">50</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Tackles Won</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">74%</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">80%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3><B>DISCIPLINE</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Fouls</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">26</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">29</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Yellow Cards</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">4</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">4</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection height=21 width="33%">Red Cards</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection height=21 width="33%">0</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection height=21 width="33%">0</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead>First Goalscorer Odds</TD><TD align=middle class=bethead><A href="https://www.surreysports.com/cbet?action=enter&aff=23&club=THFC&type=48&event=23476" target=_new DESIGNTIMEURL="https://www.surreysports.com/cbet?action=enter&aff=23&club=THFC&type=48&event=23476">40/1</A></TD><TD align=middle class=bethead><A href="https://www.surreysports.com/cbet?action=enter&aff=23&club=THFC&type=48&event=23476" target=_new DESIGNTIMEURL="https://www.surreysports.com/cbet?action=enter&aff=23&club=THFC&type=48&event=23476">33/1</A></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD class=betsection colSpan=3>Secure, tax-free online betting with <A href="https://www.surreysports.com/cbet?action=enter&aff=23&club=THFC&type=48&event=23476" target=_new DESIGNTIMEURL="https://www.surreysports.com/cbet?action=enter&aff=23&club=THFC&type=48&event=23476">www.SpursBet.co.uk</A></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#000000><TD><TABLE border=0 cellPadding=1 cellSpacing=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD class=betpara colSpan=4><TABLE align=right bgColor=#000000 border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=0 width=80><TBODY><TR><TD><IMG height=180 src="http://www.planetfootball.com/playerpics99_00/england/lei/rowett.jpg" width=125></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD height=2><B><FONT color=#ffffff face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=1>Gary Rowett v</FONT></B></TD></TR><TR><TD><IMG height=180 src="http://www.planetfootball.com/playerpics99_00/zbetting/carr.jpg" width=125></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD height=2><B><FONT color=#ffffff face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=1>Stephen Carr</FONT></B></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Although still only 24 years of age, Stephen Carr will be an old head for his youthful colleagues to turn to when Spurs visit Filbert Street to take on Leicester.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">On Saturday, Carr is likely to be joined at the back by Gary Doherty (20), Alton Thelwell (20), Anthony Gardner (20) and Luke Young (21). And while each player has shown promise since emerging into the Tottenham first team, their inexperience could prove telling against a physical Foxes outfit.</SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Compared to the Lilywhites' back line, Gary Rowett and his fellow Leicester colleagues form a far more battle-hardened defence. Although manager Peter Taylor has shown a penchant for signing young players with promise such as Trevor Benjamin, Callum Davidson, Ade Akinbiyi and Matthew Jones, the former England under-21 boss' back three is usually an experienced triumvirate. <o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Scotland international Matt Elliott (32) and Northern Ireland regular Gerry Taggart (30) join Rowett, who at just 27 is the youngest member of Leicester's rear guard. Whether Taylor's tendency to favour veteran players in defence has been a success is somewhat open to question. During the opening eight games of the season, the Foxes shipped just two goals, kept six clean sheets and their position at the top of the table led many to earmark Taylor as a future England manager.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">However, Leicester's form has dipped alarmingly since then and they are currently down in 13<SUP>th</SUP> position. Indeed, over the last eight matches, the Foxes have conceded a staggering total of 17 goals, they have failed to record a single shut-out, and many fans have been calling for Taylor's resignation as a result.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Despite the Foxes' slump in form, Rowett has managed to produce some great individual displays throughout his first campaign back in the Premiership. He has made a total of 81 tackles this term - more than any other Leicester defender - and avoided much of the criticism that has been heaped upon the side in recent weeks.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">By comparison, Carr has managed to go in for just 50 challenges this term. However, he has emerged with the ball in 80% of those&nbsp&#59;- six percentage points better than Rowett - indicating that he could fare better in any 50/50 balls contested between the two on Saturday.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">There is little but pride for these two sides to play for at this stage of the 2000-01 campaign. But with Leicester and Tottenham likely to make wholesale changes in the summer, both Carr and Rowett will want to put in a solid performance to ensure their place in their respective manager's plans for in the new season. SpursBet are offering&nbsp&#59;<A href="https://www.surreysports.com/cbet?action=enter&aff=23&club=THFC&type=48&event=23476" target=_new DESIGNTIMEURL="https://www.surreysports.com/cbet?action=enter&aff=23&club=THFC&type=48&event=23476">150/1</A>&nbsp&#59;on a 2-1 win for Spurs, with Carr scoring the opening goal. </FONT><P><FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2>Rupert Webster. </FONT></SPAN></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>