Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Two out of the EPL’s top three in-form sides face each other on Sunday, as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Spurs will be looking for a remarkable “double” over United – something that hasn't happened since the 1989-1990 season – after their gritty 3-2 win back in September at Old Trafford. Sitting in 4th place and an overwhelming 15 points behind Sunday’s opponents, Manchester United, a title challenge is all but over for Spurs. But with …
Selection Headache? David De Gea vs Anders Lindegaard

Selection Headache? David De Gea vs Anders Lindegaard

Manchester United have already conceded 23 goals this season. This is one more than they conceded in the entire 2007/2008 season. Although there are obviously many contributing factors to this - the absence of Nemanja Vidic and perhaps the higher  average number of goals scored per match in the EPL this season (2.81 goals) compared to the 2007/2008 season (2.64 goals), to name a few -  the importance of having a stable first-choice goalkeeper should not be underestimated.  Ferguson cited …
The footballing philosophy of the 2012/13 Sir Alex Ferguson | Man Utd Tactics

The footballing philosophy of the 2012/13 Sir Alex Ferguson | Man Utd Tactics

[quote]"The diamond is seen as a little revolutionary because it goes against our history, but the level of the game in England and Europe is so high now that making yourself unpredictable is a strength. Teams will now have to think about whether we will play with two wide players or in the diamond because we have the players who are capable of doing both things. Players like Shinji Kagawa and Tom Cleverley can play very well in the diamond, while …
Newcastle 0 Man Utd 3 | Stats and Tactical Analysis

Newcastle 0 Man Utd 3 | Stats and Tactical Analysis

It was a reverse scoreline of the corresponding fixture last season, as Manchester United eased passed a disjointed Newcastle with a convincing 3-0 win at St James’ Park. Newcastle started with their best front six players in a 4-4-2 formation, but injury problems at the back meant Pardew had to settle for a makeshift defence. Steve Harper continued in the absence of Tim Krul in goal and without the first choice centre back pairing of Coloccini and Steven Taylor, Williamson …
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