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Spurs will be looking to strengthen their grip on fourth place with a win in the Premier League against Newcastle United.

Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspur are set to return to Premier League action when they come face to face with a Newcastle United side led by Eddie Howe in a 12:30 pm kick-off on Saturday 13th April 2024. With the 2023/24 season reaching its conclusion, each point is now vital for Spurs as they look to seal a return to the UEFA Champions League for next term.

It is possible that with a win against the Magpies at St. James’ Park that Spurs could extend their lead on fifth place Aston Villa should the Lilywhites gain all three points and Villa lose their game against Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon. This gap can also be extended from 0 to 2 points should Spurs win and Villa draw against the Gunners.

Tottenham’s most recent game in the Premier League saw them face relegation threatened Nottingham Forest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend. In the end, it was to be a comfortable 3 – 1 success for Postecoglou’s side who scored thanks to a Murillo own goal (15’), as well as goals from Micky van de Ven (52’) and Pedro Porro (58’). Former Newcastle striker Chris Wood was the only scorer for Nuno Espirito Santo’s remains visiting Reds side that day (27’).

As it stands, Spurs are in fourth place with 60 points accumulated from their 31 matches so far in the 2023/24 Premier League season. They are only above Unai Emery’s Aston Villa in fifth place thanks to a superior goal difference when compared to the Villans. Tottenham’s goal difference is +20, three ahead of Villa’s +17.

Also, Spurs’ game in hand on their West Midlands counterparts with the Lilywhites’ game against Chelsea yet to be played.

As for the Magpies, the most recent Premier League game played by Eddie Howe’s Newcastle was against Fulham at Craven Cottage. That saw them win 1 – 0 thanks to a late goal from their Brazilian midfield maestro Bruno Guimaraes (81’).

At the time of writing, Newcastle United are currently finding themselves in 8th place with a total of 47 points being accumulated from their 31 top flight matches played so far this season. The North East outfit are currently just 3 points adrift of Manchester United, who currently occupy the first UEFA Europa League Qualification spot in 6th place. Should the Magpies win, they could leapfrog West Ham United and the Red Devils into the top six, should other results also go their way over the course of the weekend.

The most recent competitive fixture between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur took place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 10th December 2023. It saw hosts Spurs emerge as emphatic 4 – 1 winners on the day thanks to goals from Destiny Udogie (26’), Richarlison (38’, 60’) and Son Heung-Min (85’ Penalty). Joelinton got the visitors’ only goal that day at the beginning of second half stoppage time (90+1’).

In terms of team news for Spurs, Richarlison is out with a knee injury, whilst Manor Solomon, Fraser Forster, and Ryan Sessegnon all remain out and unavailable for the trip to St. James’ Park.

Overall, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur have come face to face competitively on a total of 169 occasions to date. They drew 1 – 1 at White Hart Lane in their first-ever competitive meeting on 18th February 1905 in the Second Round of that season’s FA Cup. Joseph Walton scored for Spurs, whilst it was Jimmy Howie who scored for Newcastle that day. It is Spurs with a superior number of 74 wins in this fixture compared to the Magpies’ 61. There have been only 34 draws between these two clubs as of the time of writing.

Excitement and anticipation are building rapidly ahead of what is set to be a crucial game in the Premier League between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at St. James’ Park on Saturday 13th April 2024 in a 12:30 kick-off in the North East.

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