Tottenham vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Newcastle United will be hoping that Tottenham suffer another Europa League hangover as they look for their second consecutive win at White Hart Lane.

So far under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have struggled to find any consistency in their performances, but the defeat at Manchester City delivered a strong indication of where they are at. They produced a vibrant attacking display which arguably deserved more than just the one goal, but at the back they look exceptionally vulnerable.

Erik Lamela caused a stir on Thursday with his remarkable goal against Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League, and he will hope that is the catalyst for him to show his best form for Tottenham, while it is important that he helps lead them to victory here.

There was an amazing sense of relief among supporters and players alike as Newcastle finally claimed their first win of the season at Leicester City’s expense. They will be keen for that result to be a major turning point after what has been a horrendous 2014 for them so far.

But no man was more relieved than manager Alan Pardew. The pressure on him is still huge, but that victory, which saw the club move off the bottom of the table, looks to have bought him some time.

Tottenham are without defender Federico Fazio after his sending off at Man City, while Kyle Naughton and Nabil Bentaleb both have ankle injuries and face fitness tests.

The away side have a number of injury concerns, with Papiss Cisse, Emmanuel Riviere, Sammy Ameobi, Cheick Tiote and Mike Williamson all doubtful.

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