Today's game is our 43rd league encounter with Sunderland at White Hart Lane.
The previous 42 have resulted in 18 home wins, 12 for Sunderland with 12 drawn matches.
Last season's corresponding fixture - played on March 2, 2002 - resulted in a 2-1 win for us. Gustavo Poyet gave us a 31st minute lead which Patrick Mboma levelled during first half stoppage time. Les Ferdinand netted the 63rd minute winner. The crowd figure was 36,062.
Sunderland's last league win here was on April 22, 1978, in a second division fixture. Bob Lee (2) and Gary Rowell netted their goals, Peter Taylor and John Duncan replying for us. Their ten visits for league points since have yielded four drawn matches and six defeats.