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Harry Kane is ‘hungry’ for more goals.

Last updated: April 7, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Sunday, 4pm
Venue: White Hart Lane
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: DWLWL
Away form: WWDDL
Last season: 0-0
Competition: The Premier League

Manchester United have shown a real improvement in their form. The Red Devils have won 4 of their last 5 matches in The Premier League. In addition, Louis van Gaal’s players have kept a clean sheet on 3 occasions. Manchester United are lying in 5th position in The Premier League standings and are just 1 point behind The Citizens, so The Red Devils will be extremely motivated to achieve another victory.

Moreover, they now have less problems with injured players. Only Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger are among the key players who are sidelined. However, Manchester United have recently put on shown a great performance in defence, but they still have to show-up in attack.

On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur are lying in 2nd place and are just 7 points behind the leaders Leicester City. Spurs couldn’t record a victory against Liverpool in the last round of the competition, but Harry Kane proved he is in very good form. The forward scored his 22nd goal of the season against The Merseysiders and is now the league’s top goal-scorer. Can United’s defenders keep the English international forward quiet?


Team News

Wayne Rooney is close to recovery. The forward is suffering from a knee injury. He has scored 7 goals in 22 matches for Man United this season.

Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie are sidelined for Tottenham Hotspur. The Cameroonian is expected to resume full training at the end of the month.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is suffering from a MCL knee ligaments injury. The German midfielder has recorded 18 matches in The Premier League this season.

Donald Love, Will Keane, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw are also injured for The Red Devils. Keane is suffering from a groin strain.

Quotes of the week

Mauricio Pochettino coach Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) : “I think it’s normal, in our head, to wait that they drop points because we are competitive, ambitious and we want to win the title.”

louis van gaal Louis van Gaal (Man United) : “I think Everton were much fresher.”


Expected line-ups:

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Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Wimmer, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane.
Subs Vertonghen, Son, Mason, Vorm, Alli, Trippier, Davies.
Injured: N’Jie, Bentaleb.
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Man United (4-1-4-1): De Gea, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Carrick, Lingard, Schneiderlin, Mata, Martial, Rashford.
Subs Romero, Valencia, Herrera, Young, Mata, Memphis, Fellaini.
Injured: Shaw, Love, Rooney, Keane, Jones, Schweinsteiger.
Doubtful:
Not available:

So far this season

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Tottenham this season Manchester United this season
2 League Position 5
9 (8) (at home) Wins (away) 9 (6)
5-1 vs. Bournemouth Biggest win 3-0 vs. Stoke, Everton and Sunderland
5 (6) (at home) Draws (away) 4 (4)
2 (2) (at home) Losses (away) 2 (6)
1-2 to Newcastle Biggest Defeat 0-3 to Arsenal
Kane (22) Top scorer Martial (8)
Alli, Eriksen (9) Assist Leader Rooney, Mata (4)
Y58, R0 Discipline Y54, R1
6 Failures to score 9
11 Clean Sheets 15
18 Both Teams to Score Games 12
16 Over 2.5 Games 14
16 Under 2.5 Games 17
  • There has been the option of ‘under 2.5 goals scored’ in Manchester United’s last 4 Premier League matches. The correct score of three of these games was 1-0 in United’s favour.
  • Tottenham Hotspur have recorded 3 consecutive Premier League games at White Hart Lane with the option of ‘over 3,5 goals scored’.
  • Spurs are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches in the league. They have lost only 4 matches in The Premiership this season.
  • Tottenham Hotspur have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches at White Hart Lane. They have won 9 of 16 home games.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
08/08/15 The Premier League Man United 1-0 Tottenham K. Walker (OG) 22′
15/03/15 The Premier League Man United 3-0 Tottenham M. Fellaini 9′
28/12/14 The Premier League Tottenham 0-0 Man United
01/01/14 The Premier League Man United 1-2 Tottenham E. Adebayor 34′
01/12/13 The Premier League Tottenham 2-2 Man United K. Walker 18′