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9 Things You Need To Know: Tottenham vs Sunderland

Spurs’ 11 match unbeaten run was ended in a 2-1 defeat to Stoke in their last outing

Scott Parker covered the most ground for Spurs in that game with 6.33 miles, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

Adebayor scored for Spurs from the spot in that game for his 8th goal of the season from 43 efforts at goal with 67% on target

Younes Kaboul was harshly sent off for a second bookable offence in that game.

The French defender had been in good form, winning 23 tackles attempted and losing just won, and also adding 33 clearances and 30 interceptions.

Sunderland gave Martin O’Neill his first victory in charge with two late goals securing a 2-1 victory over Blackburn

Larsson scored from a free kick to erase memories of his penalty miss at Wolves and get his 5th goal of the season. Larsson has also contributed 4 assists this season, meaning he has been involved in exactly half of Sunderland’s goals this season.

Larsson also covered the most distance for Sunderland against Blackburn with 6.38 miles

David Vaughan scored his first goal of the season for Sunderland, having had 9 efforts to date

Remarkably, John O’Shea completed the joint highest number of passes in an opponent’s half (48) of any player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index last weekend. That figured was tied with his opponent in this weekend’s fixture Luka Modric

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