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Newcastle v Tottenham: match preview

·1-min read

A controversial new Saudi Arabian-led era dawns at Newcastle. The new owners had originally planned to have sacked Steve Bruce by now but instead the unloved manager survives to preside over his 1,000th game in club management. Bruce trusts it will result in Newcastle’s first win of the season but Tottenham hope to make him feel like the unwanted guest at what promises to be Tyneside’s biggest party for decades. “It’s exciting times ahead for this club,” said Bruce. “It’s a great thing for the club and for the city of Newcastle too.” And concerns about human rights? “That’s for politicians,” he said. Louise Taylor

Sunday 4.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue St James’ Park

Last season Newcastle 2 Tottenham 2

Referee Andre Marriner

This season G3 Y15 R0 5 cards/game

Odds H 13-5 A 15-13 D 5-2

NEWCASTLE

Subs from Gillespie, Lascelles, Schär, Lewis, Krafth, Shelvey, Murphy, Hendrick, Joelinton, Gayle, Anderson, White

Doubtful None

Injured Dubravka (foot, Nov), Dummett (calf, Nov), Woodman (thigh,
Nov)

Suspended None

Discipline Y15 R0

Form LDLDDL

Leading scorers Saint-Maximin, Wilson 2

TOTTENHAM

Subs from Gollini, Austin, Doherty, Sánchez, Davies, Winks, Alli, Clarke, Gil, Scarlett, Lo Celso, Emerson, Romero

Doubtful Doherty (knock)

Injured Sessegnon (match fitness, unknown), Bergwijn (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y14 R1

Form WWLLLW

Leading scorer Son 3

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