Tottenham v Newcastle United team news & stats

Date published: Friday 11th December 2015 2:00

Eric Dier: Should be fit to play for Tottenham against Newcastle

Tottenham will hope to make it 15 Premier League games unbeaten for the first time since 1978 when they host Newcastle United on Sunday.

Team news

Eric Dier should be fit for Liverpool despite suffering a shin injury in the 4-1 win over Monaco in the Europa League, but Mousa Dembele remains a doubt with the illness which kept him out of Thursday night’s game.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have no new injury problems and could name the same side which beat Liverpool last weekend. Jamaal Lascelles, Cheick Tiote and Rolando Aarons remain sidelined but could return next weekend.

Kick-off at White Hart Lane on Sunday is at 4pm.

Opta stats

  • None of the last 18 Premier League games between these two sides at White Hart Lane ended as a draw (11 Spurs wins, seven for the Magpies, including the last two).
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League home matches (W5 D4 L0).
  • Newcastle have won just one of the last 14 Premier League away games (W1 D2 L11), scoring a total of just five goals in that run and conceding 35.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in 14 league games (W6 D8) – their best run in the top-flight since March 1985.
  • Spurs have not remained unbeaten in 15 consecutive league games since a 19-game run between December 1977 and March 1978.
  • This is Newcastle’s lowest points tally at this stage of a Premier League season since 1999-2000 when they had 13 points after 15 matches but recovered to finish 11th at the end of the campaign.
  • Tottenham have hit the target with 59% of their shots at goal, the highest percentage in the Premier League this season.
  • Spurs have committed the most fouls in the Premier League this season (208) and picked up the most yellow cards (35).
  • The Magpies have dropped the joint-most points from winning positions this season (10 – along with Aston Villa).
  • Georginio Wijnaldum has now been involved in 56% of Newcastle’s Premier League goals this season (9/16).


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