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Super Sunday sees third host second at White Hart Lane

Last Updated: 02/03/12 11:35am

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Tottenham and Manchester United meet in the final game of the weekend in what promises to be a hugely significant clash at White Hart Lane.

Form guide: Spurs: DLWDWL Man Unitd: WWWDWW Injuries: Spurs: Huddlestone, Gallas Man Utd: Cleverley, Owen, Valencia Suspensions: Spurs: Parker Referee: Martin Atkinson Opta stat: Wayne Rooney (who made his Premier League debut against Spurs) has netted six goals in his last seven league outings against Tottenham. Sky Bet odds: Tottenham 15/8 Draw 12/5 Manchester Utd 7/5 Bet on Sunday's match

Third against second come together, as Spurs look to bounce back from defeat to arch-rivals Arsenal last weekend and kick-start their title challenge.

But champions United are starting to hit their stride at the right time of the season, as they always seem to do.

The Red Devils have won five of their last six Premier League games and have not lost for two months.

Spurs have stuttered in recent weeks, winning once in their last four outings, and they know defeat could end their hopes of landing the title as they are already eight points adrift of Sunday's opponents.

Harry Redknapp also knows he will have to overturn recent history as Spurs have a woeful record against the Old Trafford side, having not beaten them for over a decade.

Tottenham have not even scored against Ferguson's men since 2010, having gone their last three meetings without registering a goal.

Team news

Tottenham are sweating over the fitness of Wales ace Gareth Bale, who has a hamstring problem which forced him out of his country's midweek clash with Costa Rica.

Rafael van der Vaart missed Holland's game with England through injury and he too is a doubt for the game.

Another concern is Kyle Walker, who like Van der Vaart has an ankle problem.

Sandro is set to replace Scott Parker in midfield as the new England captain is suspended following his sending off at Arsenal last week.

William Gallas and Tom Huddlestone remain sidelined.

United are boosted by the news that star striker Wayne Rooney is fit to return after two weeks on the sidelines with a throat infection.

Tom Cleverley is sidelined though, along with Antonio Valencia and Michael Owen.

Possible starting XIs

Spurs: Friedel, Walker, Assou-Ekotto, King, Kaboul, Lennon, Modric, Sandro, Bale, Saha, Adebayor.

Man United: De Gea, Jones, Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Carrick, Scholes, Young, Welbeck, Rooney, Nani.

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2 Aston Villa 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0
6 Everton 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0
10 Manchester City 0 0
11 Manchester United 0 0
12 Newcastle United 0 0
13 Queens Park Rangers 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0
17 Swansea City 0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0
19 West Bromwich Albion 0 0
20 West Ham United 0 0

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