Leeds United vs. Tottenham, 2013 FA Cup: Preview

Clive Mason

Leeds United will be looking to end Tottenham's eight-match unbeaten run and pull off a classic FA Cup upset

Leeds survived an FA Cup third round replay against Birmingham City and will now turn their attention to Premier League side Tottenham. The last time these two sides met (also in the FA Cup) Leeds held Spurs to a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane before they ultimately fell 3-1 in the replay.

Obviously Leeds supporters will be hoping things turn out differently this time around but their recent play doesn't exactly fill anyone with confidence. Neil Warnock will have to decide what to do with Luciano Becchio who put in a transfer request this week but he does have Everton wonder-kid Ross Barkley available, having joined Leeds on loan for the remainder of the season.

Spurs on the other hand have been steadily improving all season under first year boss Andre Villas-Boas but you always have to wonder how focused they will be on this cup run. There's Champions League qualification to worry about plus the Europa League, but can you completely ignore a chance for silverware?

Spurs haven't lost in eight matches across all competitions and are coming off a dramatic draw against Manchester United that saw Clint Dempsey score in stoppage time to secure a point. They defeated Coventry City 3-0 in the third round.

Leeds United injuries and suspensions

Out: None. In doubt: None.

Tottenham injuries and suspensions

Out: Sandro (knee). Younes Kaboul (knee), Emmanuel Adebayor (international duty). In Doubt: William Gallas (calf).

William Gallas could return for Spurs if his calf injury is healed up enough, while Sandro and Kaboul are both long term issues. Leeds United are completely healthy.

Match Date/Time: 3:55 p.m. local, 8:55 a.m. ET

Venue: Elland Road, Leeds, England

TV: FOX Soccer (U.S.), ESPN UK (U.K.), Sportsnet World (Canada)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.