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Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur 2016 live stream: game time, TV channels, and how to watch Premier League online

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Game day. Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester United at Old Trafford today in what is probably Spurs’ most important league match of December. It comes in the midst of a reprieve of sorts - it’s sandwiched in between a home matches against Swansea City and two upcoming against Hull City and Burnley. It’s conceivable that Spurs could start the month by taking 12 points out of 12 available.

Manchester United is still a very good team, but lately they just haven’t seemed much like, y’know, Manchester United. Once a team that Tottenham couldn’t beat for love nor money, lately even Old Trafford has been a place where positive things happen for Spurs, and doesn’t that still feel weird saying?

That’s not to say that we should take this match for granted. Far from it. Spurs came to Old Trafford on opening day last season and while on balance probably should’ve at least had a point, lost to an unfortunate Kyle Walker own-goal. Something similar could happen today. Or Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba could strap on their scoring boots, put together a solid outing, and blow Spurs out of the water.

But somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen. After two months of frustration, Spurs have finally started looking like the team that made a serious title challenge and could beat any team in the Premier League last season. They’re healthy, barring Erik LamelaToby Alderweireld is expected to start and even Ben Davies is available for selection – and after a 4-0 curb-stomping of Swansea City last weekend, look once again to be good for the money.

And yet. It’s still Old Trafford, and you’d probably take a point at the end of the day, wouldn’t you? Yeah, me too.

COYS!

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How to Watch

Date/time: Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 2:15 p.m. (UK), 9:15 a.m. ET (USA)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, UK
Official: Bobby Madley
TV: NBCSN (USA), BBC Radio (UK), TSN1, TSNGO (Canada), Optus Sport (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Radio: Audio streamed attottenhamhotspur.com, also often at BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport

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