(Sporting Alert) — Tottenham have named a very strong side for their FA Cup clash with Leeds United.
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The English Premier League side has been in good form recently and Andre Villas-Boas has opted to start with some of his best players to keep the momentum going.
Amongst the starters today for Tottenham are wingers Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon. Forward Clint Dempsey has also been handed a starting place with Villas-Boas going for early goals.
Villas-Boas also recalled experienced goalkeeper Brad Friedel, while Tom Huddlestone, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jan Vertonghen and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are all in the team as well.
Leeds manager Neil Warnock has decided to leave out 19-goal forward Luciano Becchio, who stunningly submitted a written transfer request to leave the club earlier this week.
His absence today has now increased the chances of him leaving Elland Road in the current transfer window.
Leeds vs Tottenham
Tottenham: Friedel, Naughton, Caulker, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Lennon, Parker, Sigurdsson, Bale, Dempsey. Subs: Gomes, Dembele, Dawson, Walker, Livermore, Townsend, Obika.
Leeds United: Ashdown, Byram, Lees, Peltier, White, Green, Austin, Brown, Varney, Diouf, McCormack. Subs: Kenny, Pearce, Tonge, Norris, Somma, Hall, Dawson.