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Eric Dier: 'Tottenham Hotspur do not have FA Cup advantage'

Dier: 'No FA Cup advantage for Spurs'
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Defender Eric Dier claims that Tottenham Hotspur will not have an advantage in the FA Cup semi-finals, despite having spent the season playing at Wembley Stadium.

Defender Eric Dier has dismissed suggestions that Tottenham Hotspur have an advantage heading into the FA Cup semi-finals.

Spurs have come through four matches to reach the last four of the competition, which will be staged at Wembley Stadium where Spurs have played their home fixtures this season.

However, Dier has claimed that the atmosphere will be different for the North Londoners due to the equal number of both Spurs and Manchester United supporters.

The 24-year-old is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: "The FA Cup is a completely different competition, a one-off game and the fans are split down the middle, the atmosphere will be different to a league game.

"The fact we played our home games there this season you would think would be a benefit for us but it is the FA Cup semi-final so it will be hard no matter what."

Earlier this season, Spurs registered a 2-0 win when they faced United in the Premier League.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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