Newcastle vs Tottenham - Premier League preview and team news
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Out-of-form Newcastle United play Tottenham, who are looking for another victory in their pursuit of Champions League football.
The North East club were forced to endure another heavy defeat at the weekend, as they found Chelsea, and Eden Hazard in particular, too hot to handle. Lying eighth, Alan Pardew's men are in a very secure position and in no danger of being involved in a relegation battle, but they will not want their season to fizzle out.
Once again, Tottenham made a slow start on Saturday against Everton, but recovered from Leon Osman's early onslaught to register a vital win in their bid to make the top four. They will be quietly confident coming into this one, as they have won five and drawn one of their last six away matches.
Newcastle have doubts over several players, including Mathieu Debuchy and Yoan Gouffran, while Loic Remy completes a three match ban.
Vlad Chiriches, Sandro and Erik Lamela are all out for Spurs, who could hand a first start since December for Andros Townsend.
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