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Head to head records: Away v Tottenham

Joselu scored in the reverse fixture on the opening day. Picture courtesy of The Chronicle.

Another big test awaits the Toon as they make their way to Wembley for only the second time since it reopened in 2007.

It has been an excellent week for the club and one that might just equip us with enough resources to stay in the Premier League for another season. Gaining three points in a game that was a write-off was incredible on Tuesday night against Man City. A match which, for me personally, was one of the greatest nights of being a Newcastle fan. That match was up there with 5-1 v Sunderland (October 2010) , 3-0 v Man United (January 2012) and 1-0 v Anzhi (March 2013) to name a few. In addition, our transfer record has finally been broken in fighting off competition to sign Miguel Almiron.

With regards to Saturday lunchtime's fixture, there has not been a draw in any match between the two sides since October 2011 when Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi scored second half equalisers to gain a hard-fought draw to maintain our unbeaten league form.

Before Tottenham left their home of White Hart Lane in 2017, we held a good record in winning our previous three matches. Unfortunately, Tottenham are continuing delaying their move into the renovated White Hart Lane.

Going into Saturday's game, good news for the Magpies is that Harry Kane injured, Son Heung-Min, despite scoring last time out against Watford, will be fatigued after his time with South Korea at the Asia Cup and Dele Alli is a doubt. Fernando Llorente, coming into replace the absentees, has been misfiring despite scoring the winner in midweek.

Facts and Figures

All Competitions

Tottenham wins: 63

Newcastle wins: 52

Draws: 30

Premier League

Newcastle wins: 21

Tottenham wins: 20

Draws: 6

Premier League at Tottenham

Tottenham wins: 13

Newcastle wins: 9

Draws: 1

Previous ten (all competitions)

Tottenham wins: 7 (20 goals)

Newcastle wins: 3 (11 goals)

Biggest win: Tottenham 0 - 4 Newcastle United (19/03/1910)

Biggest defeat: Tottenham 7 - 0 Newcastle United (18/11/1950)

Biggest aggregate win: Newcastle United 9 - 2 Tottenham (2-1 and 7-1) (1996/97 season)

Biggest aggregate defeat: Newcastle United 1 - 9 Tottenham (1-5 and 0-4) (1959/60 season)

Perez's 93rd minute winner sparked wild celebrations as the club secured consecutive wins for the only time under Steve McClaren. Picture courtesy of The National.

Memory Lane

Tottenham 1 - 2 Newcastle United (13/12/2015 - Premier League)

It was a difficult start to the 2015/16 season under new manager, Steve McClaren but the recovering wheels were set in motion the previous week. A win at home to Liverpool the week before meant that we went into the match at White Hart Lane in 18th place but just two points off previous season winners, Chelsea.

Rob Elliot: It was a superb man of the match performance from Elliot as he made crucial saves to prevent Tottenham expanding on their lead. Elliot became a regular starter when Tim Krul picked up an injury the previous October which ruled him out for the season and sadly never played for Newcastle again before departing. Elliot's performances that season, gave him the fans' vote for player of the season.

Daryl Janmaat: A decent performance from the Dutch international and he won the free kick by the corner flag that led to Mitrovic's equalising goal so soon after coming off the bench in the second half.

Fabricio Coloccini:

Chancel Mbemba:

Paul Dummett:

Moussa Sissoko: I know it was difficult to support Sissoko week in week out when he was a player who only tried when he felt like it. In this match, this was one of those matches when he turned up and put in a great performance against his future club. Patrolling down the right wing, he posed a lot of problems for Tottenham's Danny Rose that afternoon and knocked in some teasing crosses.

Vurnon Anita:

Jack Colback:

Georginio Wijnaldum: Wijnaldum played a key role in the whole season in his one and only season on Tyneside, he became the highest goalscorer before he departed for Liverpool.

Siem de Jong: Had an early goal-bound shot destined for the corner of the goal and test Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal however the shot was blocked by his own teammate, Papiss Cisse who was in an offside position.

Ayoze Perez came on in his place and scored the 93rd minute winner to ensure Newcastle would take three points away from the capital for the first time since that fixture the previous season in October 2014. In that game, Perez scored a second half winner at the same end after Newcastle were losing 1-0 at half time. History repeated itself to give Newcastle back to back league wins for the first time since November 2014 under Alan Pardew (no, not John Carver despite his claims of being the best manager in the league).

Papiss Cisse: It was a season of struggle for Cisse similar to his 2013/14 season. A small handful of goals in a season concluding with relegation to the Championship. It could be argued that Cisse crumbled under the pressure of the added competition for the striker role in the team. Aleksandar Mitrovic was signed in summer 2015 and Ayoze Perez, who was signed the previous year, was gradually improving in the first team to add to the competition.

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