Date: 13th December 2015 at 1:54pm
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Tottenham host Newcastle United at White Hart Lane knowing a win will see them move into the top-four.

After defeat their 1-0 Manchester United on the opening day of the season, Spurs have put together a fantastic 14-match unbeaten run in the Premier League, including eight outings in front of their own fans.

However, their 1-1 draw at West Brom last time out was their eighth of the campaign, and boss Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his side don’t become the top flight’s draw specialists.

This north London outfit secured top spot in their Europa League group on Thursday with a stunning 4-1 at home to Monaco; Erik Lamela netting a first-half hat-trick.

Following their previous five matches in Europe, the hosts have gone on to win two and draw three of their next domestic fixtures, and they’ll be expecting to make that three victories from six when they take on Newcastle.

The Magpies secured a shock 2-0 win over Liverpool last time out, but despite that much-needed morale booster, back-to-back triumphs for the first time since November 2014 and a third consecutive win at the Lane could prove too much of an ask for a side that has won just once on their travels this season.

However, Steve McClaren’s side, who have kept three clean sheets in their last five league matches, have the incentive that a victory will take them out of the bottom-three as they currently sit 18th and one point from safety.

Team News:

Eric Dier is expected to play despite picking up a shin injury against Monaco but Mousa Dembele is still suffering with illness and is a doubt.

Jamaal Lascelles, Cheick Tiote and Rolando Aarons are still sidelined for the Magpies but otherwise McClaren has no new injury concerns.

Last Meeting: Newcastle 1-3 Spurs – April 19, 2015
League Position: Spurs – 5th (26 pts); Newcastle – 18th (13 pts)
Form: Spurs – DWWDDW; Newcastle – LDWLLW
Key Players: Spurs – Harry Kane; Newcastle – Georginio Wijnaldum
Shoot Says: Spurs 3-1 Newcastle

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