Manchester United v Tottenham: Will Kane carry on his incredible form?

first_img Will Kane be the hero for Tottenham again? Mauricio Pochettino has a fully-fit squad to chose from when his team travels to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on Sunday.Tottenham have taken 29 points from the last 39 available in the Premier League and most of this has been down to Harry Kane’s incredible goal scoring form.The young England striker has 16 goals in the league so far this season, seven of which have come since the end of January.Tottenham’s chances of beating United may rely on him continuing this form, but the Red Devils are without a win in their last five matches against Spurs.The North Londoners have also won on each of their last two trips to Old Trafford and will be hoping for a record third successive win at the Theatre of Dreams.A win for either team will increase their top four credentials, making this clash massive for both.GoalkeeperHugo Lloris has shown this season that he is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. He pulled of another impressive save late on in Tottenham’s last match against Queens Park Rangers, keeping Spurs’ top four hopes well and truly alive and such form means Pochettino has no choice but to pick the French international for such a big clash.DefenceThe Tottenham defence have only kept a clean sheet twice this year – against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup and West Brom in the League.Despite this, the back four of Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Danny Rose are part of a winning formula and look set to start at Old Trafford.Rose was left out the side against QPR, but may regain his place from Ben Davies, who did no harm to his first-team claim with his performance.MidfieldThe young partnership of Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb has proven highly successful for Tottenham this season.Their pace and energy has been integral to the way Spurs and Pochettino like to play and they will certainly be looking to put the Manchester United midfield under pressure.Nacer Chadli’s recent form has also been key to Spurs’ success and he looks set to start on the left side to Andros Townsend.Townsend is finally getting a run of games in the squad and his pace will certainly frighten a Manchester United back line that has looked shaky all season.AttackBehind the central striker will almost certainly be Christian Eriksen.The Danish attacking midfielder has nine league goals and two assists so far this season, many goals of which have been late strikes.As the central striker, Harry Kane will continue his charge for a call up to the England international side.The 21-year-old’s form in front of goal has been nothing short of spectacular and comes into this game on the back of two well taken goals against QPR.Kane will also be looking to make history this month by attempting to win a third player of the month award in a row.The young striker is only the fourth player to win the award twice in a row, joining the prestigious list of Cristiano Ronaldo, Dennis Berkamp and Robbie Fowler. Tottenham fans, how do you think you’ll line up this weekend? Comment below… 1last_img read more

Mobile home park fears road loss

first_imgINDUSTRY – The owners of a 457-unit Hacienda Heights mobile home park are worried that a recent move by the Industry City Council could threaten access to their facility. Industry recently invoked the power of eminent domain over most business areas of the city, which gives it power to force property owners to sell them their land. Although the eminent domain area included no homes, the City Council voted to include Wildwood Drive and the Wildwood Mobile Country Club’s golf course, the only parts of the mobile home community in Industry city limits. The rest of Wildwood is in Hacienda Heights. Theoretically, the city now has the power to force Wildwood’s owners to sell the street and golf course, which would eliminate the only road to the club. “It’s true they didn’t include any homes in the area, but they might as well have,” said Thomas Barrington, an attorney for Wildwood. “Because we would have to take out houses and build an entire new road if they were to take that land. We do not want to fight with Industry, but we need some sort of guarantee from them that they won’t take that road.” Industry Mayor Dave Perez said the city would work with the country club. “Hopefully what we’ll do is make a special agreement with them that would keep that land as a private road and a golf course as long as it is a mobile home park,” he said. Because Perez’s disposal business, Valley Vista Services, also was included in the eminent-domain area, he was not able to participate in the Dec. 8 vote that enacted eminent domain power. Neither was Councilman John P. Ferrero, whose ranching business was in the area. The measure was approved by the three remaining council members – Paul Bielec, Phillip Marcellin and Jeff Parriot. Before the vote, Bielec said he wanted to make sure the homes at the country club were not in danger. Members of the city’s staff assured him that they were working to make an arrangement to keep the road. After the meeting, Barrington said the city seemed willing to cut a deal with the club. He added that he doubts the the city’s claim of blight would stand up in court. “They have just a very generic description of blight in their findings,” he said of a packet of information handed out by city officials at the meeting. “There is nothing specific in there that shows why this area would be considered blighted.” Residents said they had no idea Industry officials wanted the power of eminent domain on the road. Barrington was the only one at the meeting who objected to the establishiment of eminent domain. “We hadn’t heard about this at all,” said Mary Engberg, 68, who has lived at the park for 20 years. “We residents all play bingo on Friday, and we’re going to be doing some talking.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more