Nigerian Oba Martins returns to the starting line-up for Newcastle United tonight, following a groin lay-off, and as expected Sebastien Bassong is brought into the side with David Edgar and Xisco both dropping down to the subs bench.
The back four will be Geremi, Taylor, Coloccini and Bassong, with Duff Cacapa Butt and N’Zogbia forming the midfield four with Owen and Martins up front.
For Tottenham, former Newcastle players Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas both start.
Newcastle United: Shay Given, Fabricio Coloccini, Claudio Cacapa, Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong, Charles N’Zogbia, Nicky Butt, Geremi, Damien Duff, Oba Martins, Michael Owen
Subs: Steve Harper, Xisco, Shola Ameobi, David Edgar, Ben Tozer, Ryan Donaldson, Mark Doninger
Tottenham Hotspur: Heurelho Gomes, Gareth Bale, Didier Zokora, Aaron Lennon, Jermaine Jenas, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Vedran Corluka, Jamie O’Hara, Ledley King, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jonathan Woodgate
Subs: David Bentley, Darren Bent, Gilberto, Luka Modric, Giovani dos Santos, Fraizer Campbell, Ceasr Sanchez
Referee: Chris Foy