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Posted on 1 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).

MANCHESTER UNITED
(1st/Old Trafford/Sir Alex Ferguson (Nov 86)/The Red Devils)

Last six league results:
LEEDS (H) W3-0 (Yorke, Beckham, Jones og)
SOUTHAMPTON (H) W5-0 (Cole 2, Sheringham 3)
COVENTRY (A) W2-1 (Cole, Beckham)
MIDDLESBRO (H) W2-1 (Butt, Sheringham)
MAN CITY (A) W1-0 (Beckham)
DERBY (A) W3-0 (Sheringham, Butt, Yorke)

  • Won 11 of their last 13 games in all comps
  • Won their last 7 league games in a row
  • Lost only 2 of their last 41 league games - won 32 of these 41
  • Lost only 1 of their last 29 league games - at Arsenal, 1st October
  • Won 22 of their last 26 Premiership games
  • Lost only 1 of their last 16 league games away from home
  • Won 11 of their last 14 league games away from home
  • However, won only 6 of their 13 away games so far this season in all comps
  • Top scorers in the Premiership so far with 39 goals in their 15 games. Liverpool are the next highest, with 29 goals
  • United have scored in each of their last 44 games at Old Trafford. The last game which they failed to score in was goalless draw v Newcastle in Nov 1998. Failed to score in only 1 of last 53 at home.
  • Unbeaten at home in the league since Boro beat them in December '98 - 35 home league games since last defeat
  • Man Utd have never lost a Premiership game at Old Trafford in which they scored first
  • United have not lost any of the last 34 games Andy Cole has scored in (all comps) - the last game they lost that Cole scored in was a 1-3 Premiership defeat to Sheff Wed at Hillsborough in November '98
  • Yet to concede a goal to a British player so far this season
  • Teddy Sheringham has 10 goals in his last 11 apps, and also faces his old club today

Top Scorer: Sheringham - 15 (11 lge, 4 CL)
Also: Cole - 9 (6 lge, 3 CL), Beckham/Scholes - 7 (7 lge/3 lge, 4 CL) (Scholes 1 pen)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
(8th/White Hart Lane/George Graham (Oct 98)/Spurs)

Last six league results:
DERBY (H) W3-1 (Leonhardsen 2, Carr)
CHELSEA (A) L0-3
SUNDERLAND (H) W2-1 (Sherwood, Armstrong)
ASTON VILLA (A) L0-2
LIVERPOOL (H) W2-1 (Ferdinand, Sherwood)
LEICESTER (H) W3-0 (Ferdinand 3)

  • Won only 4 of their last 10 league games
  • Lost 5 of their last 10 league games
  • Won only 1 of their last 12 league games away from home - at Leicester, 19th April (8 since)
  • Lost 9 of their last 12 league games away from home, including 6 out of 7 this season - only 1 point so far on their travels
  • Failed to score in 5 of their 8 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
  • Won 10 of their last 13 home games in all comps
  • Won 9 of their last 11 home league games, including the last 4 in a row - unbeaten in those 11 games
  • Lost only 1 of their last 13 home games in all comps
  • If Spurs concede 2 goals today it will bring their goals against tally in the Premiership to 450
  • Les Ferdinand has 4 goals in his last 2 apps

Top Scorer: Ferdinand - 6 lge
Also: Rebrov - 5 lge (1 pen), Leonhardsen - 4 (3 lge, 1 LC), Anderton/Carr/Sherwood - 2 (1 lge, 1 LC/2 lge/2 lge) (Anderton 2 pens)

Head to Head

  • Spurs have won only 1 of the last 22 league meetings here, in December '89 - 10 since
  • United have won the last 6 meetings here in all comps
  • Spurs have failed to score in 5 of the last 8 meetings here in all comps
  • United have failed to score in only 1 of the 16 Premiership meetings home and away - in the 0-0 here in March '95
    Last Season: Man Utd 3 (Solskjaer, Beckham, Sheringham) Spurs 1 (Armstrong) - 6th May 2000
    Also: Spurs 3 (Iversen, Scholes og, Carr) Man Utd 1 (Giggs) - 23rd October '99

  • StatPack - By Dave Todd