Spurs arrive at The City of Manchester Stadium for Wednesday’s crunch game with the blues knowing that a win will secure them Champions League football next season.
The Londoners have been in fine form this season which began by showing their intention of cracking the top four by beating Liverpool 2-1 at White Hart Lane. Since then, they have produced a formidable home form that has seen them win 14 of their 19 games played at The Lane, losing only to United (3-1), Stoke (1-0) and Wolves (1-0).
Their away form is probably the reason Spurs haven’t already wrapped fourth place up by now. Six wins away from The Lane comes with six defeats and if they leave Eastlands with a draw of Wednesday it will mean they finish with a satanic 6 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats.
Manager – Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp has been in charge or Spurs since 2008 and is aiming to take Spurs to the top table of European football. He began his managerial career in 1983 at Bournemouth and brought the club to Maine Road in 1988 when The Cherries came back from 3-0 down to leave Maine Road with a point.
He then spent seven years at West Ham before managing Portsmouth. Redknapp caused controversy on the south coast when he moved to Pompey’s bitter rivals Southampton in 2004, but only stayed a year before returning to Fratton Park, where he spent a further 3 years, winning the FA Cup before moving on to Spurs.
Redknapp is also the uncle of Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard.
Ground – White Hart Lane
The Lane has been Tottenham’s home since 1899 and has a current capacity of 36,310.
Notable Former City and Spurs Players
Paul Stewart, Paul Walsh, Vedran Corluka, Clive Allen, Michael Brown
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