Alan Pardew’s Magpies travel to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham might have wanted this fixture before January. Back then, Newcastle were Newcastle and they were worried. Now, they are Neufchâteau, their mid-season shop having brought gifts from Ligue 1 and they travel to London with the fortification of back-to-back wins. Tottenham have problems up front. Then again, they have Gareth Bale and he may carry his threat in more central areas. Lewis Holtby is in line for a home debut as Spurs look to pull away from Arsenal and Everton, who have tough away fixtures.
Venue White Hart Lane, Saturday 12.45pm
Last season Tottenham 5 Newcastle 0
Referee Phil Dowd
This season’s matches 16 Y47, R2, 3.06 cards per game
Subs from Friedel, Naughton, Caulker, Gallas, Carroll, Huddlestone, Livermore, Sigurdsson, Adebayor
Injured Kaboul (knee, Mar), Sandro (knee, Aug), Defoe (ankle, Mar)
Form guide WDDDWW
Disciplinary record Y35 R2
Leading scorer Bale 11
Subs from Elliot, Harper, Yanga?Mbiwa, Perch, Anita, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi
Doubtful Tioté (jet-lag)
Injured Ben Arfa (hamstring, 2 Mar), R Taylor (knee Aug), Vuckic (knee, Aug), Gosling (knee, unknown)
Form guide WWLDLL
Disciplinary record Y49 R2
Leading scorer Cissé 5
The Magpies won 3-2 at White Hart Lane in 2006-07 and 4-1 the following season, but have lost their subsequent three games away to Spurs, conceding eight unanswered goals.
Newcastle have failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 16 league games against Tottenham. Their last shut-out
against Spurs came in a 4-0 home win in December 2003.
Gareth Bale has scored nine of his 11 Premier League goals this season away from home. Only Robin van Persie (10) has scored more often on the road.
Tottenham won 17 corners against West Brom last weekend, more than any other side in a Premier League game this season.
Spurs have lost just one of their last 13 league games (W8, D4, L1).
The Magpies have won successive league games for the first time this season. This is their best run since winning six
Premier League matches in a row between March and April 2012.
Newcastle’s victory against Chelsea was the first time in 27 months that they’ve come from behind to win a league game.
Moussa Sissoko managed one goal and one assist in his final 38 league appearances for Toulouse. He has already beaten that tally (two goals, one assist) in two games for the Magpies.
Alan Pardew’s men have conceded 18 goals in their last seven league games.
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