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Tottenham v Newcastle: Riviere Starts

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

At White Hart Lane


Emmanuel Riviere starts his first game since the end of September, as Newcastle United travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup (7.45pm kick-off).

The former Monaco striker is one of four changes to the Magpies line-up at White Hart Lane, as they look to record a second win over Spurs this season.

Also coming in are the fellow French trio of full-back Massadio Haidara, forward Remy Cabella and midfield powerhouse Moussa Sissoko. They replace Papiss Cisse, Daryl Janmaat, Cheick Tiote and Sammy Ameobi.

United are expected to line-up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with goalkeeper Jak Alnwick protected by a back four of Paul Dummett, Mike Williamson, captain Fabricio Coloccini and Haidara.

Sissoko and Jack Colback will anchor the middle of the park, with Cabella, Ayoze Perez and Yoan Gouffran ahead of them.

And they will be tasked with providing the ammunition for Riviere, who scored twice against Crystal Palace in the third round of this competition in September.

Manager Alan Pardew has named a very youthful substitutes' bench, with midfielder Vurnon Anita the only established name.

Joining the Dutch international are Adam Armstrong, Callum Roberts, Haris Vuckic, Remie Streete, Lubomir Satka and Freddie Woodman.


Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm; Vlad Chiriches, Federico Fazio, Jan Vertonghen (c), Danny Rose; Nabil Bentaleb, Benjamin Stambouli; Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Andros Townsend; Harry Kane

Substitutes: Hugo Lloris, Younes Kaboul, Kyle Naughton, Etienne Capoue, Mousa Dembele, Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado


Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Jak Alnwick; Paul Dummett, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran; Emmanuel Riviere

Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Lubomir Satka, Remie Streete, Vurnon Anita, Haris Vuckic, Callum Roberts, Adam Armstrong


Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

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