carling cup manu Vs Tottenham

March 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm (sports) (, , )

As Tottenham look to defend their Carling Cup trophy against Manchester United, Kelvin Leong focuses on the key areas.

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The first English domestic silverware is up for grabs this weekend when the Red Devils take on the Lilywhites.

A tight affair can be expected and it will take a little bit of brilliance to unlock the game.

Didier Zokora vs Ryan Giggs

Sir Alex Ferguson will throw in the experienced Giggs to give his youngsters a little stability and direction. It will be up to Zokora to ensure that the Welsh wizard does not have as much time on the ball as he would like. If Giggs is allowed to dictate the pace of the game from the middle, Spurs will be in for a long night.

Jonathan Woodgate vs Carlos Tevez

The hardworking Argentine forward will be a tough customer for Woodgate who must stay vigilant throughout the game. Any lapse in concentration will see Tevez through on goal with only the far from impressive Huerelho Gomes to beat.

The England defender needs to have Tevez infront of him at all times while not staying too close to him.

One quick twist of his body and Tevez’s trickery on the ball will have Woodgate trailing in his wake..

Luka Modric vs Anderson

Anderon has signaled his intention to make the final and if he does so, Modric will be within his patrol.

The Croatian playmaker is starting to get used to the English style of play and his swift passes down the middle will be Tottenham’s most potent attacking option.

The Brazilian midfielder will probably have to man-mark Modric and alter his attacking-minded style of play.

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