A muted St James’ Park is the destination for the travelling Tottenham side, as Newcastle United wave farewell to the Premier League this Sunday.
Its been too little too late for the Magpies this campaign as they face relegation for the second time in seven years – the appointment of former Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez gave hope to the Geordie faithful – although a string of positive results could not mend the early season damage.
The January transfer signing of England winger Andros Townsend lifted the Magpies, as the former Spurs man found his best form in a time of need – mumbling of a rumoured of England recall has galvanised Townsend. A stunning free-kick against Crystal Palace was a reminder of what he can produce.
Spurs’ unsung hero Christian Eriksen has had a season to remember – more-or-less typifying everything good about Mauricio Pochettino’s title challenging side – with the Danish playmaker being directly involved in 19 goals this term, producing the consistency that was missing in previous terms.
With the Magpies now already relegated, Townsend’s personal performance will be watched even closer as potential clubs consider their summer transfer targets.
However for Eriksen and Spurs, it is a chance to finish above rivals Arsenal – the ultimate incentive remaining after seeing Leicester City go on to be crowned champions. This is how they have match up this season…