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Sheffield United vs. Tottenham Hotspur: match thread & how to watch

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Spurs get a chance to rebound against the last-place Blades.

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The story is getting old for Tottenham Hotspur. Whether or not the team is playing better than its final results is more or less meaningless at this point. Far too many times this season have Spurs gotten out to a lead, only to see it evaporate into a frustrating draw. As a result, they remain in the hunt for the top four but do not look like a real threat for first place.

Of course, this is preferable to being Sheffield United, who finally won a league match for the first time this season (!!) on Tuesday. This is a huge letdown from last year, which saw the Blades challenge for a Europa League spot before ultimately slipping down to ninth by the end of the summer.

Tottenham took just one point out of the two contests last season, drawing 1-1 at home behind Heung-Min Son pouncing on a mistake in the box. Meanwhile, a meaningless Harry Kane goal was all that Spurs could manage in a terrible 3-1 loss in July which dealt a big blow to the their top-four aspirations.

The two squads do not seem quite as close this season, but honestly it is hard to feel overly confident in this team right now. Yes, Tottenham has plenty of talent and the potential to take down anyone, but the consistency is just not there. Playing a full 90 minutes has turned into an impossible task, and more dropped points on Sunday would only add to the frustration.

Lineups

How to Watch

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. BT
Location: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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