Loic Remy

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

At White Hart Lane


Alan Pardew has named an unchanged line-up as Newcastle United take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane (noon kick-off).

The Magpies recorded a superb 2-0 victory over Chelsea last weekend and, unsurprisingly, the manager has kept faith with that same group of players for this Barclays Premier League fixture.

It means fit-again club captain Fabricio Coloccini has to make do with a place on the substitutes' bench, so midfielder Cheick Tiote will once again wear the armband.

United will start in a 4-4-2 formation, with goalkeeper Tim Krul protected by a back four of Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Davide Santon.

French pair Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran will take up roles on either flank, with Tiote and Yohan Cabaye patrolling the middle of the park.

And up front, Shola Ameobi partners Loic Remy, who will be looking for his seventh goal of the campaign.

Joining Coloccini among the replacements are Rob Elliot, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi and Papiss Cisse.


Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Brad Friedel; Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (c), Vlad Chiriches, Jan Vertonghen; Paulinho, Mousa Dembele; Andros Townsend, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Roberto Soldado

Substitutes: Heurelho Gomes, Younes Kaboul, Sandro, Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela, Jermain Defoe


Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy

Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Fabricio Coloccini, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse


Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire)


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