Tottenham vs. Manchester United: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Austin GreenCorrespondent IJanuary 17, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29:  Clint Dempsey of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on September 29, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Manchester United will look to avoid their second defeat to Tottenham this season when they travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday.

The Red Devils fell to the Spurs in September, losing 3-2 at home. It was a thrilling back-and-forth encounter, as the two sides accounted for three goals in a three minute span.

After Gareth Bale put Tottenham ahead 2-0 in the 32nd minute, Nani answered for United, scoring in the 51st. That set off a scoring spree, as Clint Dempsey put Tottenham back up by two in the 52nd, before Shinji Kagawa immediately followed with a goal for United in the 53rd.

United was unable to complete the comeback, and now Tottenham will be seeking its first double over the Red Devils in 23 years.

The Spurs have been playing well as of late, winning or drawing their last seven matches. They are currently fourth in the Premier League table, but they are just two points behind third-place Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Man United has dominated for the majority of the season. They boast a record of 18-1-3, and they haven't lost since Dec. 5.

It's sure to be an exciting game, so be sure to tune in. Here is all the vital information you need to know.


When: Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Where: White Hart Lane: Tottenham, London, England

TV Coverage: BBC Sport

Live Stream:


Players to Watch

Tottenham: Gareth Bale

The 23-year-old has been excellent lately, scoring six goals in his last nine matches. He notched a hat trick against Aston Villa on Dec. 26, and he added a goal and two assists against Coventry on Jan. 5.

Bale has nine Premier League goals, and he is playing like the best winger in football. If he can find the net against the Red Devils once again, the Spurs will have a great chance of winning.


Manchester United: Robin Van Persie

The best player in the Premier League this season, Van Persie is playing at a scorching pace. He leads the league with 17 goals in 19 appearances. He has also added six assists and he is sixth in the EPL in shots per game.

Van Persie has scored in nine of his last ten appearances, getting a brace against Wigan on New Years Day. Look for Van Persie to continue his strong play against the Spurs.



Tottenham is having a very strong season, and they were able to get the best of United in September. However, I'm not expecting a similar result this time around.

The Red Devils look unstoppable right now, particularly with how well Van Persie is playing. They can score at will, so if they can just keep Bale and Dempsey from exploding, they should prevail.


Final score: Manchester United 3 - Tottenham 1