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Posted on 11 September 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).

Loftus Road

3

Games Played

4

6
2.00
38%
18%

Goals Scored
Goals Scored/game
Shooting Accuracy %
Goals/Shots %

6
1.50
30%
14%

1,263
76%

Passes
Pass Completion %

1,301
71%

82%
4
1.33

Tackles Won %
Goals Conceded
Goals Conceded/game

73%
3
0.75

47
8
0

Fouls
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

59
8
0
FULHAM v TOTTENHAM

Glenn Hoddle's quest in the summer to bring a striker to White Hart Lane resulted in the media criticising Tottenham.

However, the transfer deadline day capture of Robbie Keane coupled with the club's unbeaten start to the season has improved morale considerably at Spurs ahead of their second London derby of 2002-03 against Fulham.

Legwinski Redknapp
270 Minutes on pitch 360
2 Goals 1
2 Shots on target 2
0 Assists 1
81 Pass completion % 78
75 Cross completion % 58
6 Dribbles and Runs 7
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0

Jean Tigana's side have themselves come through a taxing summer. The Franco Baresi saga unsettled many players, while uprooting to play at neighbours QPR during Craven Cottage's redevelopment is hardly an ideal situation.

On the playing front though, Fulham have started promisingly enough. Key additions to the squad such as Junichi Inamoto and Facunda Sava have settled in well, the team has been performing consistently and have already clinched the Inter Toto Cup to qualify for this season's UEFA Cup.

One of the key players in that run was Frenchman Sylvain Legwinski. A former Tigana protégée at Monaco, Legwinski has already fired seven shots at goal in the Premiership - more than any other player at the club - and scored twice. Combined with his two goals in Europe, that total is already higher than his figure for last term and makes the 28-year-old the joint-top scorer in the division.

Overall, Tigana's players have been one of the most clinical sides in the Premiership, which will gratify the Frenchman whose side was often accused of having no cutting edge last season. The Cottagers have scored with 18% of their shots to date - the third-best ratio in the top-flight - while Spurs have netted with just 14%.

Hoddle though, will be hoping that Keane's introduction up front will rectify any goalscoring problems. Despite being restricted to three brief substitute appearances for Leeds before his move south, the former Inter Milan man was able to open his goalscoring account with a deft chip against Manchester City. And if he can produce the form he is capable of for Spurs, there should be plenty more goals to come.

At the back, Spurs have been fantastic. They have conceded only three goals in four games, while their defenders have made a Premiership-high total of 175 defensive clearances. They should also feel confident of extending their unbeaten run at Loftus Road, having beaten Fulham home and away in 2001-02.

Match Betting : Fulham 6/4 Draw 11/5 Tottenham 6/4
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