Tim Krul
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Newcastle United travel to White Hart Lane on Wednesday to face Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup (7.45pm kick-off).

Spurs go into the game on the back of an impressive 2-1 victory away at Swansea City, while the Magpies suffered a 4-1 defeat away at Arsenal on Saturday evening.

The sides have met already this season in North London in Barclays Premier League action.

On that afternoon, United trailed at half-time but fought back superbly with goals from Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze Perez to secure a memorable victory.

Follow Wednesday's fixture right here on nufc.co.uk for on-the-whistle half-time and full-time reports and exclusive post-match reaction, or live updates on Twitter at @NUFC.

 

STAT ATTACK
Wednesday's match is the 152nd match between the two clubs and the fourth in the League Cup


TICKET NEWS
Newcastle's allocation of 4,300 tickets for this fixture has sold out.


LAST MEETING
26th October, 2014 - Tottenham 1 (Adebayor 18) Newcastle 2 (Ameobi 46, Perez 58)

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Eric Dier, Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose; Etienne Capoue (Harry Kane 67), Ryan Mason; Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela (Aaron Lennon 78); Emmanuel Adebayor (Roberto Soldado 83)

Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita (Remy Cabella 46), Jack Colback; Gabriel Obertan (Sammy Ameobi 46), Ayoze Perez (Massadio Haidara 79), Yoan Gouffran


FULL RECORD v TOTTENHAM
P151 W56 D32 L63 F221 A239


FORM GUIDE
(Last six games - all competitions)

Tottenham - WLDLWW
Newcastle - LWDLWW


LAST LINE-UP
Tottenham (v Swansea, Premier League): Hugo Lloris; Kyle Walker, Federico Fazio, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies; Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason (Benjamin Stambouli 70); Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela (Nacer Chadli 83); Roberto Soldado (Mousa Dembele 56)
Not used: Michel Vorm, Danny Rose, Vlad Chiriches, Andros Townsend

Newcastle (v Arsenal, Premier League): Jak Alnwick; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Cheick Tiote, Jack Colback; Ayoze Perez (Adam Armstrong 82), Sammy Ameobi (Remy Cabella 56), Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse (Emmanuel Riviere 56)
Not used: Freddie Woodman, Massadio Haidara, Vurnon Anita, Haris Vuckic


TOP SCORER
Tottenham -
Harry Kane (12)
Newcastle - Papiss Cisse (7)


TEAM NEWS
Tottenham - Full-back Kyle Naughton returns to the Spurs squad after missing the last five games with a heel complaint. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is back in training after being given time off for personal reasons, but this fixture may come too soon for the man from Togo. Defender Eric Dier is a doubt with an ankle injury.

Newcastle - Moussa Sissoko and Steven Taylor have both completed one-game suspensions, so will be in contention for starting spots in the Magpies' line-up. However, Daryl Janmaat is banned for this match, having accumulated five bookings. Manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that rookie goalkeeper Jak Alnwick will continue in between the sticks. Jonas Gutierrez and Davide Santon are in training but will not be involved in this game, while Siem de Jong (thigh), Rolando Aarons (hamstring), Gabriel Obertan (thigh), Tim Krul (ankle), Rob Elliot (thigh) and Ryan Taylor (knee) are all out.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham manager: This is a big game and a great opportunity to get to the semi-finals, but we understand we need to have a very good performance because in front of us Newcastle are a very good team. We need our supporters to create a special atmosphere to help us get to the semi-finals. The team is starting to show character, show belief and that we never give up."

Alan Pardew, Newcastle manager: "We're excited and looking forward to the match at Spurs. We have a really big week in front of us, in terms of two big games, and we are going to try and win them both. There is a bit of a cushion between the fixtures, which helps. Neither is less important than the other - one is about three points and the other is a quarter-final of a cup. They are both big games."


REFEREE
Andre Marriner (West Midlands): 2014/15 record - 13 games, 52 yellow cards, 1 red card


PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS
Sebastien Bassong, Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, Les Ferdinand, Ruel Fox, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Jim Iley, Jermaine Jenas, Scott Parker, Kevin Scott, Chris Waddle, Jonathan Woodgate


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DID YOU KNOW?
Tottenham Hotspur have lost 50 per cent of their home Premier League matches this season.