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Spurs clash with Manchester United is delayed twice due to London traffic

Published 10/04/2016

Manchester United team bus arrives at White Hart Lane for the Barclays Premier League match after a delay to kick-off due to heavy traffic.
Photo credit should read: Simon Peach/PA Wire.
Manchester United team bus arrives at White Hart Lane for the Barclays Premier League match after a delay to kick-off due to heavy traffic. Photo credit should read: Simon Peach/PA Wire.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United at White Hart Lane has been delayed until 4.30pm after the visitors' bus got stuck in traffic.

The match had been due to start at 4pm on Sunday but kick-off has been put back 15 minutes after Louis van Gaal's men found their preparations disrupted by a late arrival.

Tottenham posted on their official Twitter account: "Kick-off is DELAYED until 4.15pm as the @ManUtd team bus is stuck in traffic."

United's bus finally arrived at 3.45pm, more than an hour late given opposition teams routinely drive into White Hart Lane an hour and 20 minutes before kick-off.

The further delay meant kick-off had to be put back even further, with Tottenham informing fans on Twitter: "@ManUtd have arrived so kick-off is confirmed as 4.30pm."

While Spurs warmed up as usual before the game, United's half of the pitch remained empty until 4.10pm when the players finally emerged 20 minutes before the match was scheduled to start.

The preparation was far from ideal for the Red Devils, who sat fifth in the table, four points behind Manchester City with a game in hand.

Spurs go into the mouthwatering clash looking to keep their title hopes alive while United are attempting to keep their Champions League charge on course.

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