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Pardew hopes the pitch will help Palace beat Spurs

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes the new pitch might help his side win against Tottenham Hotspur.

The London derby takes place at Selhurt Park on Saturday.

The Eagles are going into the game as the underdogs currently placing third from bottom in the table, while rivals Tottenham are fifth, their highest position since the start of the season.


Fire at factory on site of proposed new Spurs stadium

A fire has broken out at the one remaining building on the site of Tottenham Hotspur's proposed new stadium.

Owners of the Archway Sheet Metal factory told ITV News that they suspect arson and say they have previously received death threats over the business' opposition to the football club's expansion plans.

Tottenham have been unable to build a new stadium while Archway Sheet Metal remains on the proposed site. Credit: Google Maps

London Fire Brigade said they were called at 05.18 this morning and that 100% of the first floor was alight.

Police are also in attendance.

Spurs beat Aston Villa 2-1

Harry Kane celebrates scoring the winning goal Credit: PA

Tottenham Hotspur beat Aston Villa 2-1 away at Villa Park. Andreas Weimann's goal had given Villa the lead 15 minutes in but Christian Benteke was sent off in the second half sparking a Spurs revival. They scored two goals in six minutes Nacer Chadli equalised in the 84th minute with Harry Kane netting the winner.

Spurs take on Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

After a week of draws, Tottenham will be hoping for a win against Southampton today.

It won't be an easy task for the North Londoners as The Saints are on fantastic form. However, Southampton have only won two of their last 15 matches at White Hart Lane.


Spurs 'need' new stadium

Wenger will face Pochettino's Spurs for the first time Credit: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Tottenham will never maximise their potential on or off the field until they have moved to a new stadium.

This evening the two north London sides will go head to head at the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners' 60,000-seater home since 2006 for which the club continue to pay off at around £35 million per year against a long-term fixed interest rate bond.

Wenger said: "You cannot be in a business where you turn down 15,000 or 20,000 people every week. If your competitors have more financial power than you, at some stage you have to make a decision."

Plan to build a 56,250-capacity stadium next to the existing White Hart Lane ground

  • Spurs plan to build a 56,250-capacity stadium next to the existing White Hart Lane ground, which holds around 36,240.
  • In July Spurs overcame a major hurdle after the government approved a compulsory purchase order allowing building work to begin.
  • However, seven years of negotiations with one landowner are still to reach a satisfactory conclusion
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