White Hard Lane: Why Spurs have the meanest defence at home in the Premier League
04 May 2009 12:21
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It may still be a pain to get there on a Saturday afternoon, but White Hart Lane has become a fortress for all the right reasons.
Tottenham Hotspur have the best defensive home record in the Barclays Premier League and have let in just nine goals at the Lane all season.
Spurs' stinginess means Harry Redknapp's side are on course for a club record for the fewest goals conceded.
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If they can let in one goal or less in their remaining home fixture against Manchester City - who have averaged only a goal a game on theroad this season - they will beat the all-time record of 11, set in theSecond Division campaign of 1919-20.
Tottenham's performance has been remarkable considering the clubmade its worst ever start to a season, earning just two points fromeight games under Juande Ramos.