WATCH LIVE: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Middlesbrough

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Tottenham Hotspurn can become the second team to 50 points, easing clear of those chasing second place in the Premier League, if it can defeat visiting Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane (Watch live Saturday at 12:30 p.m. EDT on NBC and online via

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Tottenham and Middlesbrough’s second match-up since 2008 will also break a historical tie, as both sides have won 34 matches since first squaring off in the 1905 FA Cup.

Boro isn’t worried about history, unless you count repeating previous relegation campaigns. Aitor Karanka‘s offensively-challenged side enters the day a single point above the relegation zone.


Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Dembele, Wanyama, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Kane.

Middlesbrough: Valdes, Chambers, Bernardo, Gibson, Fabio, Clayton, De Roon, Forshaw, Traore, Downing, Negredo.