Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland Highlights
Tottenham fulfilled their part of the bargain with a final-day victory over Sunderland – but their Champions League ambitions were shattered by Arsenal’s win at Newcastle United.
Venue: White Hart Lane
Date: Sunday, 19 May, 2013
Kick off: 16:00 GMT
1-0 Gareth Bale 90′
Sunderland have lost nine of their 11 Premier League matches away at Tottenham (W1 D1 L9).
The Black Cats failed to score in both of last season’s encounters with Spurs and lost 2-1 to them at the Stadium of Light in December.
They have won just one of their last eight matches against Tottenham.
Spurs currently have 69 points coming in to their final game of the season. Their best points tally in a Premier League season before this campaign was 70, set in 2009-10.
Against Stoke, Tottenham recorded their 10th away win in the league this season which is the most they have managed since winning 12 in 1984-85. In that win they also equalled their record of scoring two or more goals in six successive Premier League away games.
It was the first match they had won in the league without a goal from Gareth Bale since 1 January (3-1 v Reading).
Tottenham have now scored 25 goals in the last 20 minutes of matches this season – more than any other team in the top flight.
Emmanuel Adebayor has scored in consecutive top-flight fixtures for the first time since May 2012.
Spurs have scored a league-high 15 goals from outside the box this season, with Gareth Bale scoring eight of these (another league-high).
Only Teddy Sheringham (21 in 1993-94) has scored more goals in a single Premier League season for Tottenham than Gareth Bale has so far this term (20).
Sunderland have scored in all six of Paolo Di Canio’s games in charge. They had failed to score in four of the previous 11 matches prior to his arrival.
The Black Cats are without their top three scorers for the rest of the season. Steven Fletcher (11), Stephane Sessegnon (seven) and Craig Gardner (six) have scored 24 of the club’s 41 league goals this season (58%).
However, striker Danny Graham has now gone 1034 minutes in all competitions without finding the back of the net.
Their last three goals have come from defenders.
No side has scored fewer goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches (three) or in the final 15 minutes of matches (five) than Sunderland this season.
They have won eight points (W2 D2 L2) in their six Premier League games under new manager Paolo Di Canio. The Black Cats had won just three points (D3 L5) in their final eight games under Martin O’Neill.