thumbnail Hello,
Live

Premier League

  • December 29, 2012
  • • 20:45
  • • Stadium of Light, Sunderland
  • Referee: M. Atkinson
  • • Attendance: 41168
1
FT
2

Sunderland - Tottenham Preview: In-form Black Cats face high-flying Spurs

These two teams come into the game in good form, with the home side on a two-game winning streak that includes a 1-0 victory over champions Manchester City on Boxing Day

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SUNDERLAND

Mignolet
Bardsley, Cuellar, Kilgallon, O'Shea
Larsson, Gardner, Vaughan, Johnson
Sessegnon
Fletcher

TOTTENHAM

Lloris
Walker, Gallas, Dawson, Vertonghen
Lennon, Sigurdsson, Parker, Bale
Defoe, Adebayor


Danny Rose is ineligible to play for Sunderland against his parent club, so will return to first-team action in the New Year.

Wes Brown (knee) and Lee Cattermole (knee) remain major injury concerns, with both expected to miss a number of games with knee injuries.

John O'Shea missed the Black Cats' victory over Manchester City with illness, but should be available against Spurs.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto's return to full fitness continues, but he may not start this game as his recovery begins to gather momentum.

Mousa Dembele was replaced during Spurs' win over Aston Villa with a knock and is doubtful for this game.

Clint Dempsey missed Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Stoke and the clash against Villa with a groin problem, and continues to be a doubt.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sunderland have still not won a penalty in the Premier League this season.
  • The Black Cats' victory over Manchester City on Boxing Day was their second consecutive win over the champions at the Stadium of Light by one goal.
  • Steven Fletcher has opened the scoring in six matches in the Premier League this season, more than any other player.
  • Last season, Tottenham went undefeated in the two fixtures between these sides - drawing 0-0 away and winning 1-0 at home thanks to a strike from Roman Pavyluchenko.
  • Spurs midfielder Sandro (pictured) has made 74 interceptions in the Premier League this season, more than any other player.
  • Following his hat-trick against Aston Villa, Gareth Bale has already equalled his best ever goals total in the league of nine, which he set last season.
  • Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has scored or assisted 12 goals in his 18 Premier League starts this season.

Related

Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Apr 8, 2014 Tottenham 5 - Sunderland 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Dec 8, 2013 Sunderland 1 - Tottenham 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Club Friendlies ‎(FRC)‎ Jul 24, 2013 Sunderland 3 - Tottenham 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ May 19, 2013 Tottenham 1 - Sunderland 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Dec 29, 2012 Sunderland 1 - Tottenham 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
22Simon MignoletGoalkeeper
27Matthew Kilgallon Defender
16John O'SheaDefender
24Carlos Javier CuéllarDefender
7Sebastian LarssonMidfielder
8Craig GardnerMidfielder
14Jack ColbackMidfielder
11Adam JohnsonMidfielder
-James McCleanMidfielder
28Stéphane SessegnonMidfielder
9Steven FletcherStriker
20Keiren WestwoodGoalkeeper
19Titus BrambleDefender
-David VaughanMidfielder
10Fraizer CampbellStriker
10Connor WickhamStriker
16James McFaddenStriker
10Dong-Won JiStriker
25Hugo LlorisGoalkeeper
16Kyle NaughtonDefender
20Michael DawsonDefender
2Kyle WalkerDefender
4Steven CaulkerDefender
7Aaron LennonMidfielder
11Gareth BaleMidfielder
30Mousa DembeleStriker
30SandroMidfielder
10Emmanuel AdebayorStriker
18Jermain DefoeStriker
24Brad FriedelGoalkeeper
5Jan VertonghenDefender
8Tom HuddlestoneMidfielder
28Scott ParkerMidfielder
22Gylfi SigurdssonMidfielder
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
2Clint DempseyStriker

From the web