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Leeds United vs Tottenham Hotspur: FA Cup

Leeds and Tottenham as a fixture goes back to October 1924. We first met them in the FA Cup in 1954 when we drew 3-3 and got them back to Lane for a rematch and won 1-0. Over all our record with Leeds is pretty well even Games won 36 Games drawn 30 Games Lost 31.Cup history between the two clubs 1953/54 Leeds 3-3 Spurs 1953/54 Spurs 1-0 Leeds 1971/72 Leeds 2-1 Spurs 1981/82 Spurs 1-0 Leeds 1998/99 Leeds 1-1 Spurs 1998/99 Spurs 2-0 Leeds 2009/10 Spurs 2-2 Leeds 2009/10 Leeds 1-3 Spurs. In the last two most recent meetings Leeds have run us close in 1999 when we drew at Eland Road 1-1 and then beat them 2-0 at the Lane and again in 2010 when they gave us a hard time at Spurs and drew 2-2 only for us to go back to Eland road and eventually beat them 1-3.

The 2003-04 season saw Leeds United relegated from the Premier League after 14 years in the top flight, in the aftermath of the club's financial crisis. This came three years after reaching the Champions League semi-finals and they are still struggling to get the squad they need to get back to the top flight. Leeds currently sit in 11th place in the Championship. Their Average Goal tally is 1.39 per game and their home average is 1.43 and away 1.36. Luciano Becchio has scored 19 goals in 31 appearances this season. However, Becchio, who is their leading goal scorer, handed in a transfer request on Thursday after Leeds could not offer him the deal he was looking for to remain at the club and former loan player Alan Tate says he left Elland Road for what he described as 'the financial situation` at Leeds. Becchio for Spurs anyone?

It looks like this is the year for the Underdog and not many people will begrudge Bradford their day in the sun at Wembley against Swansea. But do Spurs need a good run in the cup? Let's face it the Trophy Cabinet is looking a bit bare nowadays with only a 2008 League Cup Victory to remember. We will not know what to expect from their contracted in player El Hadji Diouf who has played at more clubs than I have had hot dinners and depending on which Diouf turns up, on his day, he can be a handful. What we can confidently predict is a full house in their 37,900 all seater stadium! Their squad have some good players with big hearts and we can expect them to chase us down and chase our ball players.

They will probably try and crowd out Dembele and double up on Bale and Lennon. With the likes of Neil Kilkenny, Liam Fontaine, Ross McCormack and Ross Barkley they will not give us much time on the ball. Neil Warnock is no mug when it comes to setting his teams up either and we can probably expect him to take a leaf out of 'you know who' at QPR and crowd the midfield and close down the wings. So how will we set ourselves up against Leeds United? and what do you reckon the score will be? I think we'll win it and we could certainly do without a replay as that always causes a selection headache especially with two tricky away PL fixtures coming up against the Canaries and the Baggies.

Written by OyVeh Maria




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Date:Friday January 25 2013

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