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

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Tottenham Hotspur got some temporary relief when Wednesday’s match against Fulham was postponed due to the Cottagers’ Covid-19 issues. While the club was (rightfully) unhappy with the short-notice announcement, and the rescheduling will probably come at an inconvenient point in the schedule, having nearly a full week between matches is not the worst thing in the world given the team’s current form.

Spurs have taken just two points from their last four Premier League matches and are now trapped in a giant bunch vying for the top four. Many other clubs have dropped points this festive period as well, but the Lilywhites’ time at the top of the table now feels like ancient history and the expectations have changed.

Saturday’s visit from Leeds represents a chance to get back on track. The newly promoted side has been one of the most exciting to watch this season, sitting fourth in goals scored but also second-worst in goals allowed. Tottenham has not faced Leeds since a Fourth Round FA Cup defeat in 2013.

Speaking of cups, that is likely where Spurs’ focus lies right now. With both FA Cup and League Cup ties over the next eight days, the chance to win a trophy this year continues to increase. Getting three points on Saturday and progressing in both competitions next week would be a great way to right the ship.

How to Watch

Date: Saturday, January 2, 2020
Time: 7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), BT Sport 1 (UK)
Streaming: (USA), (UK)

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