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Newcastle United will host Spurs on Monday night Premier League clash at St. James’ Park. The game will also note as the first come back for Magpies midfielder Joey Barton after securing pass his injury.
Newcastle have a magnificent record against the North Londoners in the Premiership as United have scored more times than what the club done to any other England Premier League team.
The last meeting on their own land, Newcastle roaring for a memorable win after chasing from 1-2 down in the first-half to beat Spurs 3-2. Obafemi Martins heart-breaking goal from outside the area is later being honored as the runner-up of the North East’s club greatest goal of the year.
The biggest win was happens during the great King Kev era with a thrilling 7-1 wins at St. James’s Park. In total Newcastle have scores 46 goals in all Premierships match against Spurs.
Big Sam will also have no worries for the next fixture as most of all the first team players are in good condition. After welcoming back Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins back from their International duty, Allardyce is also have a big boost by the now fit again Joey Barton.
The only injured player which have to wait until Monday is Mark Viduka. The giant Australian is missing in 3-2 wins against Everton two weeks ago, but now is back on training.
The other player that could be missed is Alan Smith, after collecting 5 yellow cards last match, he is suspended for the Spurs game. His place will surely being filled by Joey, and with Milner, Geremi and N’Zogbia all fit, the heart of Magpies attack is full with ammunition.
Owen will probably pairing again with Martins in front as Viduka will have the fitness test on Sunday, while earlier this week Allardyce is hoping Alan Smith can be cooled somewhat in an attempt to prevent him from further suspensions that costs him to miss the Spurs game.
I hope that Joey Barton will also aware of his temperament and so he will be able to help Newcastle reach the maximum point on Monday.
“He has taken a lot of advice and spoken to a lot of people about it and is moving along the right way in that area. You cannot take the devil out of top players too much – a bit like Alan Smith.” Said Allardyce.
Meanwhile, Big Sam also hail the Nigerian striker Oba Martins performance for his country against Mexico. Martins scores all Nigerian’s goal in a 2-2 draw friendly match with Mexico at the Azteca Stadium at the weekend.
“He will be delighted to get two goals, but after trailing all of the way to Mexico and back I’m just glad he didn’t have a game in midweek and it was over by the weekend.” Allardyce added, and with Owen also back in good shape from Russia, Allardyce will have no problem with his first team selection on Monday.