As expected Newcastle will start with the team that was on the field after Leon Best and Ryan Taylor went off injured last week in that first half against Aston Villa.
So Papiss Cisse starts up front for Leon Best and will partner Demba Ba , and Gabby Obertan starts on the right wing in place of Ryan Taylor.
Results seem to have gone Newcastle’s way today, with Manchester United beating Liverpool fairly easily by 2-1 with two good goals from Wayne Rooney in the early game.
And Everton have won 2-0 at Goodison Park against Chelsea today, and they won fairly comfortably against what appeared to be a poor Chelsea side, certainly a gutless performance from the London side.
And it seems that Arsenal may have scored the winner against Sunderland in injury time and are currently leading 2-1, after Sunderland had taken the lead in the second half.
The goal was scored by Thierry Henry in the first minute of added time and that’s now a result.
And at the bottom Blackburn beat QPR by 3-2 and Wigan beat Bolton 2-1 away – two unexpected results, and will Joey be playing in the Championship next season?
Newcastle start this game in 6th place in the league, one point behind both Chelsea and Arsenal, and a win today will take Newcastle into 4th place in the league.
It will be a tough game, but we’ll be happy enough if the lads show total and complete commitment to the cause at White Hart Lane.
Howay The Lads!!
Tottenham (4-4-2): Brad Friedel; Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson, Ledley King (c), Benoit Assou-Ekotto; Niko Kranjcar, Luka Modric, Scott Parker, Gareth Bale; Emmanuel Adebayor, Louis Saha
Substitutes: Carlo Cudicini, Bongani Khumalo, Ryan Nelsen, Danny Rose, Jake Livermore, Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe
Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan, Danny Guthrie, James Perch, Jonas Gutierrez; Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, Dan Gosling, Mehdi Abeid, Hatem Ben Arfa, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi