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Spurs' game against Man Utd in January to be held at Wembley

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Tottenham's Premier League home game against Manchester United on January 13 will be played at Wembley, the London club have announced.

There have been several delays to the opening of Spurs' new stadium and the club say they are expecting an update from contractors in the week commencing January 7 2019.

A statement on the Tottenham website read: "As promised we wanted to update you, our supporters, on the status of the new stadium.

"The past few months have been spent rectifying issues with the critical safety systems. Testing is being conducted both during the day and night and our contractors will continue to work during the Christmas period. Barring no further significant issues we should then be in a position to schedule Test Events."

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy added: "We are acutely conscious that we are asking fans to go to Wembley for far longer than any of us wanted to. However we are now seeing the progress that we needed to see.

"What I don't want to do is set any firm dates until we have finally achieved a safety certificate. So many people tell me to look at other major schemes that run late and, whilst I know it happens often, we are still hugely frustrated.

"Once again I want to apologise to fans and to thank you for your ongoing support. We have a busy time ahead both on and off the pitch, particularly after last night's amazing qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League. What a memorable night."


Barcelona's Suarez to miss tie against Tottenham

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Luis Suarez will miss Barcelona's final Champions League group game against Tottenham.

The Spanish champions are already through to the knockout stages as Group B winners so will not risk Suarez, who has been struggling with a knee injury.

The Uruguayan played 79 minutes in the Catalan derby against Espanyol at the weekend and scored in a 4-0 win.

Boss Ernesto Valverde will make changes but has promised to take the game seriously.

Pochettino turns attention to Barcelona after Spurs beat Leicester

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino declared all eyes are on Barcelona after Spurs cruised past Leicester.

Son Heung-min and Dele Alli struck to clinch a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

Harry Kane was rested and played just the final 16 minutes as Pochettino kept him fresh for Tuesday's crucial Champions League clash at the Nou Camp.

Victory lifted Spurs up to third in the Premier League, six points behind Liverpool.

But Pochettino is now focused on staying in Europe, with Tottenham second in Group B and locked on seven points with Inter Milan, who play PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.

"Now it allows us to start thinking about Barcelona," he said. "You never know in football until you play.

"It will be a massive game, they have qualified for the next stage but in the Champions League no-one is going to give a present.

"We need to win and deserve to win. The mentality is going to be 200 per cent to try to win. We are going to arrive in the best condition, Barcelona are one of the best teams in Europe."


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