Carling Cup Final
Wembley Stadium, London
1 March, KO 15:00 GMT

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TV: Sky Sports Radio & Text
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27/02/2009 09:59, Report by Joshua Evans

Match Pack: Tottenham

United are looking to dethrone Spurs and win the Carling Cup for only the third time…

Form Guide: Tottenham’s form has fluctuated wildly throughout the season. A successful run in the Carling Cup is off-set by underwhelming form in the league. Despite splashing millions of pounds in the last two transfer windows, Spurs currently languish in the bottom half of the table. Indeed they’ve won only two of the last 10 league fixtures. In sharp contrast United are in superb form and a win beneath the Wembley arch would represent the first stage of a potential quadruple.
Ins and Outs: Harry Redknapp’s new signings Robbie Keane, Wilson Palacios, Pascal Chimbonda and Carlo Cudicini are all cup-tied. Jermain Defoe is also out of the game with a broken foot. Meanwhile United will welcome back Nemanja Vidic who missed the midweek game through suspension. Gary Neville and Anderson are also set to return, but Jonny Evans could be a doubt with an ankle injury.

Star Man: Luka Modric. The diminutive Croat is arguably Spurs' most creative player. He has been compared to the brilliant Brazilian Kaka, by national coach Slaven Bilic.

What are the odds? United 4/6, Spurs 9/2, Draw 13/5 (

Rivals Watch (League fixtures): Arsenal v Fulham, Chelsea v Wigan, Middlesbrough v Liverpool (Saturday 15:00 GMT)


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