Moussa Sissoko


By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Newcastle United travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premier League (1.30pm kick-off).

Both teams go into the game on the back of victories - the Magpies triumphing 1-0 over Leicester in league action, while Spurs ran out comfortable 5-1 winners against Greek side Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League.

When these sides met last season it was honours even. United recorded a memorable single-goal win in the capital thanks to Loic Remy's strike and a string of remarkable saves by goalkeeper Tim Krul.

However, Tottenham got their revenge on Tyneside, with a 4-0 win in February.

Follow Sunday'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
Sunday's meeting is the 151st match between the two clubs and the 139th in the league. United have scored more goals against Tottenham (62) than against any other team in the Premier League era.


TICKET NEWS
Newcastle's allocation of 2,200 tickets for this fixture has sold out.


LAST MEETING
12th February, 2014 - Newcastle 0 Tottenham 4 (Adebayor 19,82, Paulinho 53, Chadli 88)

Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon (Paul Dummett 46); Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi (Sylvain Marveaux 71); Luuk de Jong (Hatem Ben Arfa 63), Papiss Cisse

Tottenham (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Kyle Walker, Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Naughton; Etienne Capoue, Nabil Bentaleb, Paulinho; Aaron Lennon (Nacer Chadli 75), Emmanuel Adebayor (Roberto Soldado 83), Mousa Dembele (Andros Townsend 64)


FULL RECORD v TOTTENHAM
P150 W55 D32 L63 F219 A238


FORM GUIDE
(Last six games - all competitions)

Tottenham - WLWDDW
Newcastle - WDLWDL


LAST LINE-UP
Tottenham (v Asteras Tripolis, Europa League): Hugo Lloris; Eric Dier, Federico Fazio, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies; Etienne Capoue, Mousa Dembele; Harry Kane, Erik Lamela (Christian Eriksen 76), Andros Townsend (Aaron Lennon 83); Emmanuel Adebayor (Nacer Chadli 77)
Not used: Michel Vorm, Vlad Chiriches, Benjamin Stambouli, Roberto Soldado

Newcastle (v Leicester, Premier League): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett (Massadio Haidara 72); Vurnon Anita (Ayoze Perez 59), Jack Colback; Gabriel Obertan, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran (Remy Cabella 90); Papiss Cisse
Not used: Rob Elliot, Mehdi Abeid, Adam Armstrong, Facundo Ferreyra


TOP SCORER
Tottenham -
Harry Kane (7)
Newcastle - Papiss Cisse (4)


TEAM NEWS
Tottenham - Centre-back Federico Fazio begins a one-game ban following his red card at Manchester City last weekend. Although goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was sent off in Spurs' midweek Europa League tie his suspension only applies in that competition. Full-backs Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton are ruled out through respective pelvic and ankle injuries, while midfielder Nabil Bentaleb (ankle) is also sidelined.

Newcastle - Ryan Taylor returns to the first team travelling party after more than two years sidelined by successive cruciate ligament injuries. The versatile defender has played three second-string games to help his fitness levels, and could be involved at White Hart Lane. United have doubts over Mike Williamson, Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote, Sammy Ameobi and Emmanuel Riviere, while Siem de Jong (thigh), Jonas Gutierrez (testicular cancer) and Davide Santon (knee) all remain sidelined.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham manager: "We know that Newcastle is a very good team and that they have very good players. At the beginning of the season they have had a problem, but when a team gets new players they tend to have problems at the beginning of the season. Newcastle will be very tough and we expect a very difficult game against them."

Alan Pardew, Newcastle manager: "When you haven't won it brings huge pressure. We've managed to tick that box but there's a lot more boxes to tick for us, but generally I feel a little bit more confidence in and around the camp. But Spurs teams always have fantastic quality, as they've shown on Thursday night in the Europa League. They've got a player who can bring something new to the pitch that can take your breath away so you have to be on your guard at all times."


REFEREE
Anthony Taylor (Manchester): 2014/15 record - 8 games, 35 yellow cards, no red cards, 1 penalty


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 have only scored once in their last three Barclays Premier League home fixtures. In contrast, Newcastle have netted six goals at home in their last three games.