Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur will be keen on moving to the top of the Premier League table, when they visit Wales to take on newly promoted Cardiff City on Sunday.

Where to Follow Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. There is no live television coverage of the match in the UK. Watch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm. You can follow live updates during the match by going to the IBTImes UK live blog here.


The Bluebirds will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten home record when they welcome Spurs to the Cardiff Stadium, after beating title contenders Manchester City 3-2 and playing out a stalemate with the high-flying Everton in their last two home matches. Malky Mackay's side is currently 15th in the table but a win today will place them level on points with sixth-placed Southampton.

Spurs, on the other hand, have gotten off to fantastic start this season, with three wins from their first four matches that put them level on points with archrivals Arsenal. They bounced back from their north London derby defeat with a 2-0 win over Norwich City last week and also beat Norwegian side Tromso 3-0 during midweek.

Andre Villas-Boas' men have created more chances than any other Premier League club so far and have kept six clean sheets in seven games in all competitions. Tottenham can clinch the top spot, if they see off the challenge from their Welsh opponents.

The last time these two sides met in the top flight was in 1962, when Spurs were the reigning champions, and that match, held at Cardiff's former home Ninian Park, ended in a 1-1 draw.

Cardiff City

What Managers Say

Mackay: "Spurs went out and brought all those players in and then eventually did the [Bale] deal. Because of the extra amount of money the Bale deal actually made for the club, their squad looks like a Champions League squad. The players that they brought in - everyone in football knew they were top talents. It looks as if it has been very good business."

Villas-Boas (on Yid Army chant): "I think our fans sing it with pride, it is something that they defend. It is not sung with offence. I see no problem with it. The problem is finding out what is seen as an offence. That is why the FA has come out and made a statement, so hopefully this won't become a debate that leads nowhere."

Form Guide

Cardiff City

    • Last Five Games: (most recent first): D D W W L
    • Last Match: Hull City 1 - 1 Cardiff City

Tottenham Hotspur

    • Last Five Games: (most recent first): W W L W W
    • Last Match: Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0 Tromso Idrettslag

Team News

Cardiff City

    • Injured: Cornelius (ankle)
    • Doubtful: Odemwingie (illness)
    • Suspended/Ineligible: N/A

Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1): Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, B Turner, Caulker, Taylor; Gunnarson, Medel; Bellamy, Kim, Whittingham; Campbell

Tottenham Hotspur

    • Injured: Capoue (ankle), Lennon (foot)
    • Doubtful: Chadli (groin), Rose (ankle), Dembele (ankle), Kaboul (groin)
    • Suspended/Ineligible: N/A

Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Vertonghen; Paulinho, Dembele; Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson; Soldado