Leeds v Tottenham live

FA CUP LIVE: Leeds v Tottenham – the fourth round action as it happens from Elland Road

By
Adam Shergold

PUBLISHED:

04:00 GMT, 27 January 2013

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UPDATED:

13:49 GMT, 27 January 2013

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the FA Cup as Leeds host Tottenham at Elland Road to continue the day's fourth round action. The Championship side will be hoping for an upset when they take on Spurs who are flying high in the Premier League in an attempt to secure a Champions League spot.

Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur

Leeds United: Ashdown, Byram, Peltier, Lees, White, Green, Brown, Austin, Varney, Diouf, McCormack

Substitutes: Kenny, Pearce, Tonge, Norris, Somma, Hall, Dawson

Tottenham Hotspur: Friedel, Naughton, Caulker, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Sigurdsson, Dempsey

Substitutes: Gomes, Walker, Townsend, Livermore, Dembele, Dawson, Obika

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

1.40pm It's been a wonderful weekend so far for upsets in the Cup. In case you missed any of yesterday's headlines:

Non-league Luton Town stunned Premier League Norwich City with a late Scott Rendell goal at Carrow Road.

Milton Keynes Dons destroyed a much-changed QPR at Loftus Road.

At Griffin Park, however, it's now level again as Fernando Torres makes it 2-2.

Whoever makes it through, you can see the draw for the fifth round live here on Mail Online shortly before 6pm – after the Oldham Athletic v Liverpool match at Boundary Park.

1.35pm While there may be a seismic upset at Griffin Park, Tottenham appear very confident in their belief that Premier League class will prevail at Elland Road.

Michael Dawson, on the bench today, is already dreaming of another Wembley appearance, while former Spurs favourite Steffan Freund stuck the boot in, saying Spurs will never go bankrupt and tumble to the third tier like Leeds did.

1.30pm Brentford have just re-taken the lead against Chelsea, courtesy of a Harry Forrester penalty. You can follow the closing stages here.

1.20pm Stat pack: These two famous old clubs have met on five occasions in the FA Cup before today, with Leeds winning just one of them (a sixth round tie in 1972, when they went on to win the Cup).

The most recent meeting was in 2010, also in the fourth round, when Leeds earned a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane (YouTube highlights), only for Spurs to beat them 3-1 in the replay – Jermain Defoe scoring a hat-trick.

Spurs have kept three clean sheets in their last four away FA Cup games, but have failed to score in three of the four themselves.

Leeds have been eliminated by North London clubs in each of the last three FA Cups, losing to Tottenham in 2010 and Arsenal in 2011 and 2012.

At Elland Road, Leeds have lost just one of their last eight games (W6 D1), although that defeat came against another Premier League side, Chelsea, 5-1 in the Capital One Cup.

Andre Villas Boas's Tottenham side are now unbeaten in eight games, winning five and drawing three. After no goals in his first 13 games in the competition, Gareth Bale has scored in three successive FA Cup games.

A large crowd is expected at Elland Road this afternoon, but a few of them may get their toes wet. This was the scene in the car park ahead of the match as heavy rain and melting ice caused flooding.

A car drives across the flooded car park at Elland Road

1.15pm Kick-off is at 2pm for this one. In the meantime, you can follow Dan Ripley's live blog of the Brentford-Chelsea match here. Oscar has just levelled for Chelsea, so the latest score is 1-1.

1.12pm The big news for Leeds fans is that Luciano Becchio isn't involved at all after the Argentine handed in a transfer request during the week.

Where does the future lie Luciano Becchio handed in a transfer request to Leeds last week

Where does the future lie Luciano Becchio handed in a transfer request to Leeds last week

1.10pm Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to our live coverage of the weekend's penultimate FA Cup fourth round tie between Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road.

It promises to be a cracker and here are the two starting line-ups for the match:

Leeds United: Ashdown, Byram, Peltier, Lees, White, Green, Brown, Austin, Varney, Diouf, McCormack

Substitutes: Kenny, Pearce, Tonge, Norris, Somma, Hall, Dawson

Tottenham Hotspur: Friedel, Naughton, Caulker, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Sigurdsson, Dempsey

Substitutes: Gomes, Walker, Townsend, Livermore, Dembele, Dawson, Obika

Away day blues Tottenham will aim to record their first win on the road in 2013

Away day blues Tottenham will aim to record their first win on the road in 2013