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TOTTENHAM VS WATFORD

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 2:00 AM

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)

LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWEIRELD,

VERTONGHEN, DAVIES,

DIER, DEMBELE,

SON, ERIKSEN, CHADLI,

KANE

DEENEY, IGHALO,

JURADO, WATSON, CAPOUE, ABDI,

AKE, BRITOS,

CATHCART, NYOM,

GOMES

WATFORD (4-4-2)

Tottenham Hotspur are riding high after winning 3-0 at Norwich City on Tuesday. It was Spurs' fifth win in a row in all competitions and third in the Barclays Premier League and it rook them to third place, leap-frogging near neighbours Arsenal.

The win at Carrow Road meant that they have now gone 11 away games without defeat for the first time since they went 16 without lost away in 1985.

And Spurs have an impressive scoring rate with 44 goals; only Manchester City, with 46, have more. And 22 of those have come at home, where they have won six and drawn four of their 12 games.

Watford have won four and drawn three of their 13 away games but when these teams met at Vicarage Road in last December Spurs won 2-1 with goals from Erik Lamela and Heung-Min Son, a result helped by the fact that Watford were reduced to 10 men with the score at 1-1 after Nathan Ake was dismissed.

In all competitions, Spurs are unbeaten in eight games home and away against Watford, while the Hornets have lost both Premier League visits, conceding seven goals in the process (3-1 and 4-0).

And Watford have lost on their last five league visits to White Hart Lane, conceding 15 goals. Their last league win there was nearly 31 years ago, in May 1985, when they thrashed Spurs 5-1.

At Norwich, Spurs forward Dele Alli's goal was the fourth quickest in the Premier League this season (1 min 36 secs) and Tottenham's quickest in the Premier League since Boxing Day 2014 (Harry Kane vs Leicester, 57 seconds).

Kane added two goals at Norwich but Alli undergoes a test after being withdrawn at half time with illness.