Saturday, April 24, 2010

There Will Be Live Blogs: Manchester United - Tottenham Hotspur

The English Premier League title race has seen a couple of outstanding games lately, including Chelsea's victory over Manchester United and United's last-second escape against City in the Manchester derby. The title is still very much up for grabs, though, with United trailing Chelsea by two points heading into this weekend. Their game against Tottenham could go a long way towards deciding the race, particularly if they lose, so it looks like the clash of the weekend. I'll be live-blogging it both here and at Epic Footy, starting at 4:45 a.m. Pacific today (7:45 a.m. Eastern). You might want to watch this one, even if there might not be any kraken released.

One of the interesting elements heading into this one is that Tottenham have done more than anyone else to aid United's title quest so far; they knocked off Chelsea last week and beat Arsenal before that. They won't be in a mood to help the Red Devils out this weekend, as they need every point they can muster if they're to claim a Champions League spot, and they'll even have Chelsea and Arsenal fans rooting for them, but they may still have a difficult time: they haven't won in their last 66 games at any of the Big Four (United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool for Premier League newbies) and they've never won a league game at Old Trafford. Will that trend continue? Drop by the live blog starting at 4:45 a.m. and find out!

*Note: I'll also be attending the Vancouver Whitecaps game later in the day against AC St. Louis and live-blogging that from the press box starting at 4:00 p.m. Pacific, so feel free to come back for that one if you like!

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