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Sunderland v Tottenham Head-to-Head

Posted on 18 September 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).

Minutes on pitch 238 360
Goals 1 2
Goals/Shots ratio 13% 14%
Shots On Target 4 7
Shooting accuracy 50% 50%
Goals Assists 0 0
Pass Accuracy 59% 74%
Fouls 15 3
Offside 4 2
Yellow Cards 0 1
Red Cards 0 0
First Goalscorer Odds 6/1 6/1
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Niall Quinn
Teddy Sheringham

Two-goal Teddy Sheringham was desperately unlucky to finish on the losing side at the weekend as Spurs conceded a last-gasp goal against Chelsea, and he will be looking to take his frustration out on Sunderland.

Niall Quinn was frustrated himself earlier this week by comments made by former colleague Don Hutchison, regarding Sunderland's style of play. But West Ham's new signing explained his remarks, adding that Quinn "is probably the best target man in the business" - and with a league-high 292 flick-ons to his name last term and 36 from less than five hours' play in 2001-02, it's hard to dispute that claim.

After a season of ups and downs last term, with niggling injuries limiting Quinn's appearances and arguably his effectiveness, the genial Irishman will hope that the 35-year-old frame that has seen him through nearly two decades in the elite will be more reliable this time round.

He will have boosted his confidence by grabbing the winner in Sunderland's last home match, when he rose to head home with just 10 minutes left on the clock.

And with Lilian Laslandes also vying for a start, it is imperative that Quinn keeps having an impact if he wants to stay a regular for Peter Reid's side throughout 2001-02.

Sheringham enjoyed greatly contrasting fortunes to Quinn last term, picking up the double Player of the Year award and another Premiership medal with Manchester United when many had thought his best years were behind him.

Glenn Hoddle certainly doesn't subscribe to that point of view, and given Sheringham's showing against Chelsea, he is right to believe that the former Millwall striker still has much to offer.

Indeed Sheringham has already smashed 14 shots at goal, with half of these testing the 'keeper - the same ratio as Quinn.

The former England striker is also showing the intelligence that marks him out as a better-than-average exponent of the art of striking. While he has yet to provide an assist for his new colleagues, he has played an accurate pass 74% of the time - better than the vast majority of Premiership forwards.

For those considering a wager on this match, it is certainly worth taking a look at Sheringham. He started last season in style, netting nine times in his first nine starts, and if he can repeat this sort of form - in line with his display at the weekend - then SpursBet's offer of 7/4 on him scoring at any time on Wednesday night is tempting to say the least.

Tim Wheal