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Posted on 28 January 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V NEWCASTLE UNITED


Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle United

White Hart Lane

24
Games Played
24
35
Goals Scored
40
1.46
Goals per game
1.67
44%
Shooting Accuracy %
53%
13%
Goals/Shots %
14%
8858
Passes
10153
72%
Pass Completion %
75%
69%
Tackles Won %
72%
34
Goals Conceded
31
1.42
Goals Conceded per game
1.29
323
Fouls
314
42
Yellow Cards
31
2
Red Cards
1

Tottenham entertain Newcastle United on Wednesday in a potential hum-dinger of a Premiership encounter.

It is over 31 years since these two teams played out a goalless draw against each other and matches between the pair are usually very open and exciting contests. This was the case last month when the Magpies triumphed by two goals to one.

Alan Shearer headed home the decisive goal that day and the Spurs defence will have to keep a close eye on the former England talisman if they are to gain revenge for that defeat. He has scored 14 Premiership goals this season and Opta have recorded that his goals-to-shots ratio of 30% is the highest by a regular English striker.

At the opposite end of the field will be Shearer's former international striking partner Teddy Sheringham. The Spurs captain scored the winner as the Lilywhites recorded their first league win at Villa Park since 1986 in their last match.

The 36-year-old is also very adept at bringing his team-mates into the game as he has completed 589 passes in the Premiership this season - more than any other Spurs player.

However Sheringham is going to have to display all his leadership qualities as the Magpies have suffered just one defeat in their last 10 league games and were seven points and four places clear of Spurs in the Premiership table going into the midweek fixtures.

Benji Romaner

Match Betting : Tottenham 6/4 Draw 11/5 Newcastle 6/4
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