James Milner is on the bench tonight and doesn’t start for Newcastle in tonight’s game against Tottenham. Sam elects to start Geremi and Butt in the center of midfield and Emre is in the starting line up. Martins and Owen start up front for the Magpies. Rozehnal and Joey Barton are both on the bench, but there’s no place in the 16 for Steven Taylor. It looks like Geremi may play wide right in a 4-4-2 formation. It’s an unchanged back four and goalkeeper from the Everton game.
Martin Jol has opted to start with Darren Bent and Robbie Keane in attack for Tottenham Hotspur. Berbatov is on the bench. Radek Cerny starts in goal, with a back four of Pascal Chimbonda, Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul and Lee Young-Pyo.
In midfield are Steed Malbranque, Jermaine Jenas, Didier Zokora and Gareth Bale.
Newcastle: Given, Beye, Faye, Capaca, Enrique, Geremi, Butt, Emre, N’Zogbia, Owen, Martins
Subs: Harper, Rozehnal, Barton, Milner, Ameobi
Tottenham: Cerny, Chimbonda, Dawson, Kaboul, Lee, Malbranque, Jenas, Zokora, Bale, Bent, Keane
Subs: Forecast, Tainio, Lennon, Gardner, Berbatov