Tottenham have won five and lost none of the last seven Barclays Premier League games against Sunderland.
Sunderland have scored a league-high 46.4% of their Barclays Premier League goals from set pieces this season.
Sunderland boss Gustavo Poyet had two spells at Tottenham Hotspur, one as a player where he made 82 league appearances and scored 18 goals and also as Assistant Coach to Juande Ramos.
Tottenham have failed to score in four of their last six Premier League matches.
Tottenham have conceded the fewest headed goals in the Premier League this season (1).
Tottenham are one of only two teams not to lose a Premier League game from a winning position this season prior to this matchday (along with Man Utd).
Five of the six Premier League goals that Roberto Soldado has scored this season have been the first goal of the game.
Five of the six goals that Soldado has scored have been the winning goal.
Spurs have picked up just three points fewer than they had after 32 games in 2011-12, which was their best-ever Premier League haul at this stage.
Spurs could become only the fourth team to finish a Premier League season in the top six with a negative goal difference (currently -4; Norwich 3rd -4 GD in 1992-93, West Ham 5th -7 GD in 1998-99 & Everton 4th -1 GD in 2004-05).