This weekend sees a repeat of the fixtures on the opening day of the season. A lot has changed at White Hart Lane since then, and it is two different managers who meet in the game this afternoon.
After Spurs’ best performance of the season against Stoke the temptation would be to play an unchanged side against United. However with Paulinho’s injury (probably our best player in that game) this isn’t possible. Furthermore, it may be sensible to play a more cautious lineup away at the defending champions.
So the transfer window has opened and the rumour mill is in full effect. Spurs are sitting high up the table and challenging for a Champions League spot, but who do we need to bring in to push on and guarantee a top four finish?
The game against Everton sums up all that has been wrong with Spurs this season. We play well in fits and starts but not for a whole ninety minutes. More specifically we normally start well and we usually finish badly.
This was another great victory against a tough, London opponent. We now have three wins in a row and are finally putting teams away. Here are some points raised by the game: