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Sunday 24 August 2014 | White Hart Lane | Kick-off 13:30

Spurs
Spurs
0 - 0
QPR
QPR

Fixture change notice

This fixture was arranged to be played at White Hart Lane on Saturday 23 August 2014 at 15:00. Due to Tottenham Hotspur's participation in the Europa League the preceding Thursday it has been moved to a new scheduled date Sunday 24 August 2014 at 13:30.

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Match preview

Harry Redknapp is looking forward to returning to Tottenham Hotspur as he takes his Queens Park Rangers side to White Hart Lane for Sunday's Barclays Premier League match.

The QPR manager took over at Spurs in 2008 with the club bottom of the table but, by the time he left in 2012, he had secured three consecutive top-five finishes in his three full seasons in charge.

The 67-year-old managed the team in the UEFA Champions League in 2010/11 where, inspired by Gareth Bale, they produced some breathtaking football before being knocked out in the last eight by Real Madrid.

The former West Ham manager faced his former club in QPR's last stint in the Barclays Premier League, overseeing a 0-0 draw at Loftus Road in January 2013, but Sunday's match represents Redknapp's first return to a club where he is still held in high regard.

"I'm looking forward to going back, I had a fantastic time at Tottenham," Redknapp said. "I loved every minute. It's a great club and I had a good relationship with everyone there.

"I'll be seeing a lot of old faces and friends but we're trying to get three points. I'm QPR manager now and this is my team now.

"It should be an attacking game with both sides looking to go for it. They've got fantastic players, they spent about £120 million last year so they're entitled to be a good team."

QPR's first game back in the top flight after a one-season absence ended in disappointment last weekend, as Charlie Austin missed a late penalty in a 1-0 home defeat by Hull City.

Spurs, by contrast, won by the same score thanks to a stoppage-time winner against West Ham at Upton Park by Eric Dier for Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

Pochettino's men followed that up with further success in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, as a much-changed side came from behind to beat AEL 2-1 in the play-off round, first-leg tie in Cyprus.

Fresh from his arrival from Southampton, Pochettino will manage a competitive game at White Hart Lane for the first time, and is likely to revert back to much the same side who beat West Ham.

There will be one enforced change, with Kyle Naughton serving a one-match suspension after receiving a red card at Upton Park, while Kyle Walker (pelvis) and Vlad Chiriches (back) remain doubts.

Redknapp confirmed that Leroy Fer, signed from Norwich City on Wednesday, would go straight into the squad, but fellow new arrival Eduardo Vargas is still awaiting a work permit.

Spurs (from): Friedel, Lloris, Vorm, Assou-Ekotto, Chiriches, Davies, Dawson, Dier, Fryers, Kaboul, Rose, Vertonghen, Walker, Bentaleb, Capoue, Chadli, Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon, Mason, Holtby, Paulinho, Sandro, Townsend, Adebayor, Kane, Soldado.

QPR (from): Green, Murphy, Caulker, Donaldson, Dunne, Ehmer, Ferdinand, Harriman, Hill, Onouha, Traore, Simpson, Yun, Barton, Faurlin, Fer, Henry, Hoilett, Isla, Mutch, Petrasso, Phillips, Taarabt, Sutherland, Wright-Phillips, Austin, Remy, Zamora.

Match Appointments
Referee:
Anthony Taylor Assistants: G Beswick, D Cann Fourth Official: R East

Current form

Last six matches

won

0 - 1 v West Ham (A) 16 Aug 2014
Last win/defeat

won

0 - 1 v West Ham (A) 16 Aug 2014

lost

2 - 0 v West Ham (A) 03 May 2014

Current form

Last six matches

lost

0 - 1 v Hull (H) 16 Aug 2014
Last win/defeat

won

3 - 1 v Sunderland (H) 09 Mar 2013

lost

0 - 1 v Hull (H) 16 Aug 2014

Last corresponding meeting

Spurs QPR

Sun 23 Sep 2012 | White Hart Lane | Attendance: 36,052

Spurs 2 - 1 QPR
  • Alejandro Faurlin (59 OG)
  • Jermain Defoe (61)
  • Bobby Zamora (32)
  Possession
Spurs 43%
QPR 57%
Shots on Goal On Target Off Target
Spurs 8 5
QPR 4 3
  Fouls Yellow Cards Red Cards
Spurs 8 0 0
QPR 12 2 0
Total 20 2 0
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Fixture change history

Changed from To Reason for change
Sat 23 Aug 2014 15:00 Sun 24 Aug 2014 13:30 Tottenham Hotspur's participation in the Europa League the preceding Thursday

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