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Posted on 22 December 2000  - 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).

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
(11th/White Hart Lane/George Graham (Oct 98)/Spurs)

Last six league results:
ASTON VILLA (A) L0-2
LIVERPOOL (H) W2-1 (Ferdinand, Sherwood)
LEICESTER (H) W3-0 (Ferdinand 3)
MAN UTD (A) L0-2
BRADFORD (A) D3-3 (King, Campbell, Armstrong)
ARSENAL (H) D1-1 (Rebrov)

  • Not won in 3 games
  • Won only 4 of their last 13 league games
  • However, lost only 1 of their last 5 league games
  • Won only 1 of their last 14 league games away from home - at Leicester, 19th April (10 since)
  • Lost 10 of their last 14 league games away from home, including 7 out of 9 this season - only 2 points so far on their travels
  • Failed to score in 6 of their 10 games away from home in all comps so far this season
  • Unbeaten at home so far this season in the league, however lost at home to Birmingham in the LC, 31st October
  • Arsenal, Sunderland and Villa are the only other Premiership teams unbeaten at home this season
  • Won 10 of their last 14 home games in all comps
  • Won 9 of their last 12 home league games - unbeaten in those 12 games
  • Lost only 1 of their last 14 home games in all comps
  • Les Ferdinand has 4 goals in his last 5 apps
  • Chris Armstrong has 48 league goals for Spurs
  • This will be Terry Venables' 1st return to White Hart Lane since he left the club in 1991

Top Scorer: Ferdinand/Rebrov - 6 lge (Rebrov 1 pen)
Also: Leonhardsen - 4 (3 lge, 1 LC), Anderton/Armstrong/Campbell/Carr/Sherwood - 2 (1 lge, 1 LC/2 lge/2 lge/2 lge/2 lge) (Anderton 2 pens)

MIDDLESBROUGH
(19th/Riverside Stadium/Bryan Robson (May 94)/Boro)

Last six league results:
MAN UTD (A) L1-2 (Karembeu)
LEICESTER (H) L0-3
BRADFORD (H) D2-2 (Ehiogu, Ince) - Marinelli sent off
WEST HAM (A) L0-1
SUNDERLAND (A) L0-1
CHELSEA (H) W1-0 (Gordon)

  • Won only 1 of their last 11 games in all comps
  • Won only 2 of their last 17 league games
  • Lost 9 of their last 11 games in all comps
  • Lost 10 of their last 15 league games
  • Lost their last 6 away games in a row, however these are their only defeats in 16 games away from home
  • Not won away since 30th September (at Southampton) - 6 games away from home since
  • Failed to score in only 3 of their last 18 away league games, however, failed to score in last 2
  • Won only 1 of their last 12 home league games - won fewer home games than any other Premiership club this season.
  • Lost 4 of their last 6 home league games
  • Failed to score in 6 of their last 10 games in all comps
  • Hamilton Ricard has not scored a league goal since 22nd April (at Chelsea) - 14 league apps since
  • This will be Terry Venables' 1st return to White Hart Lane since he left the club in 1991

Top Scorer: Boksic - 5 lge (1 pen)
Also: Ricard - 3 LC, Deane/Festa/Gordon/Job - 2 lge, Summerbell - 2 (1 lge, 1 LC)

Head to Head

  • Boro have won the last 2 meetings here, but these are their only wins in the last 8 league meetings here
  • Spurs have won only 1 of the 5 Premiership meetings here, in April '97 (2 since)
  • There has not been a 0-0 draw here since August 1976 - 10 league meetings since
  • Hamilton Ricard has 4 goals in his last 5 apps for Boro against Spurs
    This Season: Middlesbrough 1 (Summerbell) Spurs 1 (Leonhardsen) - 22nd August 2000
    Last Season: Spurs 2 (Armstrong, Ginola) Middlesbrough 3 (Carr og, Ricard 2) - 3rd April 2000
  • StatPack - By Dave Todd