Newcastle won against Tottenham Hotspur, also courtesy to a brilliant individual performance from their keeper, Tim Krul on the day, and showed great character to turn their torrid season to a good one, with back to back wins in that period.
But they somehow managed to slump again and couldn’t take advantage of other teams losing points, to make a point for challenging for a top 4 finish.
Newcastle are 10 points worse than their opponents ahead of the game, and a win would put the difference between the sides to seven and also put Newcastle in 8th position.
Meanwhile, Tottenham need to win this game anyhow to keep in touch with their other top 4 contender Liverpool who are 3 points better than the Lilywhites.
Newcastle have been going through a torrid time in recent, only managing to win once in their last seven games and have lost their last three Premier League matches at home, without scoring a single goal.
Newcastle also sold one of their most influential players, Yohan Cabaye to French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain making things even worse for them, interms of depth and their team quality.
Newcastle face major injury concerns, losing many of their star players through injuries.
Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy are the pick out of quite a list of unavailable players for Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, but the list is also added up by the likes of Taylor, Obertan, Gouffran, Bigirimana, Tiote and Coloccini who’re all sidelined.
Tottenham meanwhile, will be without Chiriches, Lamela and Sandro for this game.