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Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham Hotspur 2016 live stream: game time, tv channels, and how to watch Premier League online

Can Vincent Janssen’s Tottenham Hotspur™ keep the party going on a trip to Teesside?

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Tottenham Hotspur are headin’ to Teesside! In the first match of this brave post-Harry Kane world, Spurs are in Yorkshire to take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

The last time these two teams met in March of 2009, Harry Redknapp was still picking up the pieces from Juande Ramos’ two-points-in-eight-games opening. In fact, Tottenham’s opening match of that season was at Middlesbrough, and Boro won 2-1 at Riverside. Redknapp righted the ship and crushed Boro on the return leg in March, winning 4-0.

Eight years later, a lot has changed, but Spurs should still be a little wary of Boro in this match. While they’re newly promoted, they were very good in the Championship last season, and now have Alvaro Negredo, Stuart Downing, Victor Valdez, Viktor Fisher, and Gaston Ramirez. In theory, they should be halfway decent.

It hasn’t gone completely according to plan: Boro are 13th with five points after five games, a stretch that includes losses to Everton and Palace, and draws with Stoke & West Brom.

Spurs may choose to keep their rotated side, well, slightly rotated with a trip to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League looming next week before a weekend date with Manchester City. Vincent Janssen is now the man up top, and Mauricio Pochettino might opt to rest one or both of Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier today after both limped off with cramps last weekend.

Spurs are still undefeated, and three points would be a good result today.



How to Watch

Date/time: Saturday, September 24th, 2016, 3:00 p.m. (UK), 10:00 a.m. ET (USA)
Venue: The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, UK
Official: Graham Scott
TV: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA), Not Televised (UK), Sportsnet (Canada), Optus Sport (Australia), other listings at
Streaming NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Radio: Audio streamed at, also often at BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport

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