Premier League preview: Tottenham - Stoke

Harry Redknapp's side need to banish Champions League hangover in order to qualify for next year's competition, with Premier League's worst away team, to form, up next


Tottenham: Gomes; Corluka, Gallas, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale; Van der Vaart; Defoe.

Stoke: Begovic; Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Pugh; Pennant, Whelan, Delap, Etherington; Jones, Walters.


  • The last four times Stoke have played Spurs, they have scored one goal and one goal only.
  • Comeback kings Tottenham have recouped more points (21) from losing positions than any other Premier League side.
  • They have only lost one of their last nine league games but Spurs have drawn the last three on the bounce.
  • Spurs have failed to capitalize on their relatively easy run of Premeir League games, the last four being against the bottom four and recording three draws and a loss.
  • Spurs have gone four games, in all competitions, without netting.
  • Harry Redknapp's side have only lost one of their last 25 Premier League home games.
  • Stoke are on a terrible away game run, failing to score in the last five and losing the last six.
  • Tony Pulis' side have never drawn in London in the Premier League, winning three and losing 11 of their 14 trips.
  • Stoke's 76 per cent of second-half goals is the highest in the league.
  • Stoke have just 10 away points this season, the second worse in the league


August 21, 2010: Stoke 1-2 Tottenham

An entertaining first half saw a Ricardo Fuller goal sandwiched in the middle of a Gareth Bale brace, earning the visiting side all three points.

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