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Tottenham v Newcastle

White Hart Lane, London

Thursday December 18 –   5:45am (AEST)

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Newcastle and Tottenham go head-to-head on Thursday morning (AEST) with a spot in the English League Cup Semi-Finals up for grabs.  

With wins in the EPL, FA Cup and Community Shield to their name already, there remains just one domestic competition Newcastle haven’t claimed; the English League Cup. The 1976 finalists find themselves in good form leading up to this match, and fans may feel now could be the time they finally end their silverware drought. Alan Pardew has picked his side up and guided them to eighth in the EPL this season, and with six wins in their past nine league games, the Toon will be quietly confident. Newcastle has already toppled some of the country’s biggest clubs including Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Thursday’s opponents, Tottenham.

Spurs have enjoyed a relatively easy passage into the ELC Quarter-Finals and are yet to come up against a top-tier side. After back-to-back losses in the league, Tottenham got back to winning ways on the weekend with a dramatic 2-1 win over Swansea. Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen scored with barely a minute left to play to snatch victory right at the death. The 22-year-old has now registered six goals and a pair of assists already this season, and Mauricio Pochettino may rely on the youngster to deliver the goods once more.

Spurs gain home ground advantage ahead of this clash, however it was at White Hart Lane where Newcastle were victorious just two months ago. The north-London stadium has been far from a fortress for the Lillywhites this season, winning just three out of eight matches.  


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