Man United V Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Sports News - April 17, 2010
Over the past few weeks Tottenham Hotspur have played a very important part in the Premier League title race. Spurs have beaten both Chelsea and Arsenal 2-1 recently at White Hart Lane, tomorrow they take Man United on at Old Trafford.

With three matches remaining this season for United, Spurs are arguably the toughest. The final two are an away match against Sunderland and on the final day of the season we face Stoke at Old Trafford.

A last minute win against Manchester City last weekend courtesy of a Paul Scholes goal has given United hope again and we will be bolstered by the news that both Rio Ferdinand and Wes Brown have been passed fit.

Owen Hargreaves was going to be included in the squad but he has picked up a calf strain. He just can’t get a break right now, as soon as it looks like he could make a comeback after a long layoff, he’s injured again.

Tottenham have had a fantastic last few weeks, how many people would have bet that they would have beaten both Arsenal and Chelsea? I wouldn’t have. The visitors will have their tricky winger Aaron Lennon back after being out for four months with an injury.

Their skipper Ledley King could also play along with Jermaine Jenas. Wilson Palacios has returned from a suspension.

The referee for tomorrow is Andre Marriner, he took charge of the game between the two teams earlier on this season, which ended in a 3-1 win for United. During the game, Marriner sent off Scholes after showing him two yellow cards, the second one had been harsh.

This will be one tough match; it will be tight with a few twists and turns. Man United never do things the easy way and I’m expecting an incredibly nervy match, which we should just about edge.

Title rivals Chelsea face Stoke down at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. In theory they should win but if United take all three points tomorrow, the pressure is on them to get a result.

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