Leeds - Tottenham Preview: First meeting since Spurs' FA Cup replay win of 2009-10

The Yorkshire side, mid-table in the Championship, will be aiming to cause another upset after knocking Everton out of the Capital One Cup earlier in the season


Byram, Peltier, Lees, White
 Austin, Brown
McCormack, Becchio, Diouf

Walker, Caulker, Dawson, Naughton
Parker, Dembele,
Lennon, Dempsey, Bale

Leeds United do not have too many injury concerns but will be without Adam Drury (ankle) for the foreseeable future.

William Gallas (calf) faces a late fitness test for Tottenham, who could also be without Jan Vertonghen (illness).

Younes Kaboul (knee) is out until February and midfielder Sandro (knee) is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery.

  • Leeds United have only won the FA Cup on one occasion, back in 1972, when Don Revie's side overcame Arsenal 1-0 thanks to an Allan Clarke goal.
  • Tottenham have lifted the famous trophy eight times but have not reached the final since 1991. Des Walker's injury-time own goal gave Nottingham Forest a 2-1 win on that occasion.
  • These two teams last met in the 2009-10 FA Cup, with Spurs going through 3-1 in a replay at Elland Road after a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.
  • Leeds last beat the north Londoners back in 2001, earning a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane to complete a league double.
  • A hat-trick for Jermain Defore would see him take his club goalscoring record for Tottenham up to 130.