Tottenham aim to put Newcastle record behind them

The endless period of football for Tottenham Hotspur will continue on Sunday, as the Lilywhites host Newcastle United. Both sides are going into the match following a week where goals have been free-flowing.

It is a fixture where Steve Bruce will certainly have fond memories. The Newcastle manager gained his first win in charge in this fixture last September, with Joelinton scoring the only goal of the game.

Goals have not been a problem for Jose Mourinho’s side. Spurs got back to winning ways against Southampton last week in the league, with both Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane producing remarkable performances in a 5-2 win.

The North London side were expected to face Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to Covid-19 cases amongst the League two side. The same competition came as a great bounce-back to the weekend for Newcastle, who put seven past Rotherham on Wednesday night.

Mourinho could welcome new signing Sergio Reguilon into the side this weekend, however the injured Gareth Bale will not be seen in a Tottenham shirt for a few more weeks. Speaking ahead of the match to Spurs TV, Mourinho said:

“Sergio will train with us on Friday. The information I got today from the people that stayed behind was that he had a complete session today and Friday he joins the group. Gareth will take a little bit longer so of course no chance for this weekend.”

Newcastle will have a few defensive issues to sort out ahead of the fixture on Sunday afternoon. Jamal Lewis looks unlikely to recovery from a nasty head injury sustained in their 3-0 defeat to Brighton last week. In addition, Ciaran Clarke is a doubt after damaging his thigh on Wednesday.

With both sides sitting on three points after two games it looks set to be a fascinating battle in North London on Sunday. Spurs will be hoping to continue their momentum ahead of a hectic midweek, whilst Newcastle will be desperate to continue their fine run of form in Tottenham.

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