Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
All eyes will be on Bramall Lane when Sheffield United and Tottenham square off against each other at Bramall Lane in the FA Cup last 16. The Blades defeated Watford thanks to Ryan Porteous’s own goal at the weekend, with the team moving one step closer to securing automatic Premier League promotion, but they have big ambitions for the FA Cup final stages as well. Defenders George Baldock, Enda Stevens, Rhys Norrington-Davies, and Jack O’Connell are sidelined with injuries, as well as forward Rhian Brewster.
Spurs, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Chelsea, and seeing that Antonio Conte can count on key players for the FA Cup showdown, we predict that the Premier League side will advance to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Korea star Heung-Min Son is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while all Hugo Lloris, Ryan Sessegnon, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Yves Bissouma are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Oliver Norwood):
Oliver Norwood is a Reading midfielder who began his youth career at Manchester United. Norwood made his debut for the reserve team against Middlesbrough in November, 2007, but he did not get a chance to play for the first team. After ending his loan spell with Coventry City in 2012, the 180-cm-tall midfielder signed a contract with Huddersfield Town.
Oliver Norwood scored eight goals in 80 league appearances for the club between 2012 and 2014. Later in 2014 he joined Reading for an undisclosed fee and he made his debut for the Royals against Nottingham Forest on 23 August, 2014.
Norwood was born in Burnley, England and he has six caps for England U16 team. He played three games for the U17 team as well, but he then decided to represent Northern Ireland as his heritage is Northern Irish. Norwood made his debut for the Green and White Army on 11 August, 2010, in a 2-0 loss to Montenegro. He replaced Sammy Clingan in the second half of the match.
Highlighted Team (Tottenham):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings.
Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title.
Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.