Tottenham face Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday 10 December in a game between two sides who have flattered to deceive so far this season. The Tottenham vs Newcastle last five H2Hs suggest that this one will be a high-scoring match which makes it a must-watch fixture on Sunday afternoon, particularly when you factor in the current form of both clubs.
Tottenham vs Newcastle H2H record
The Tottenham vs Newcastle rivalry is one that goes back to the early 1900s when the two sides first met in the FA Cup. On that occasion, the match finished 1-1 which meant a replay was played a couple of days later at St James' Park. Newcastle won the replay but have since found life difficult against Tottenham with the North London outfit having the better of the overall H2H battle.
- Tottenham Wins: 73
- Draws: 34
- Newcastle Wins: 61
Although Tottenham and Newcastle have never played each other in a cup final, they did face off in the 1999 FA Cup semi-finals. Newcastle won the match, which was played at Old Trafford, in extra time thanks to a double from Alan Shearer. Unfortunately for the Magpies, they would go on to lose the final to Manchester United.
Tottenham vs Newcastle last five H2Hs
Newcastle 2-2 Tottenham – 4th April 2021
The last draw between Newcastle and Tottenham came in April 2021 at St James' Park. Coming into the match, Spurs were chasing down a top-four spot while Newcastle were thick in a relegation battle under the unpopular Steve Bruce. Spurs had come from a goal behind to lead the match 2-1 but a late Joe Willock strike earned the Magpies a valuable point.
Newcastle 2-3 Tottenham – 17th October 2021
At the beginning of the 2021/22 Premier League season, Newcastle and Tottenham played the first of a run of crazy encounters against each other. The match was Newcastle's first match under Saudi ownership so there was a real buzz at St James' Park but Antonio Conte's Spurs were the party-poopers on the day. Callum Wilson put Newcastle ahead but goals from Kane, Son and Ndombele turned the game on its head.
Tottenham 5-1 Newcastle – 3rd April 2022
Tottenham's best win against Newcastle in over a decade took place in April 2022 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Lilywhites were in the midst of an intense top-four race with Arsenal and needed the points to keep the pressure on the Gunners. Instead of just getting the three points, Conte's men sent a message to the rest of the league with an emphatic 5-1 victory with the goals coming from Davies, Doherty, Son, Emerson and Bergwijn.
Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle – 23rd October 2022
After spending a fortune in the summer of 2022, Newcastle started the 2022/23 in impressive fashion. Spurs, meanwhile, were starting to stall under Antonio Conte. Eddie Howe's men thoroughly deserved their victory and they were dominant throughout. Newcastle took a 2-0 lead in the first half before Harry Kane pegged them back shortly after half time. Kane's goal failed to inspire a comeback, though, and Newcastle took home all three points.
Newcastle 6-1 Tottenham – 23rd April 2023
Newcastle well and truly got their revenge on Tottenham for the 5-1 defeat a year prior by going one better to beat a sorry Tottenham side 6-1 in April 2023. Tottenham's season had fully unravelled by this point and the loss was so bad that their temporary manager, Cristian Stellini, was relieved of his duties afterwards. The emphatic victory all but secured Newcastle their first top-four finish in the Premier League in 20 years.
Potential MVP – Son Heung-Min
Son Heung-Min may have hobbled off the pitch at the end of Spurs' last match against West Ham, but the Korean forward is expected to be fit on Sunday. As club captain, Son is undoubtedly the most important player in the Tottenham squad and he been in great form all season – scoring nine goals and providing two assists in 15 league appearances.
Son's record against Newcastle is decent enough with four goals and two assists in 14 appearances agains the Magpies. If Tottenham are to get the win on Sunday, then you feel he will need to add to that tally at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Newcastle vs Tottenham last five H2Hs suggest that it would be a huge surprise if both teams don't get on the scoresheet on Sunday afternoon. The last time one team failed to score against the other in a H2H was in 2019 and considering how injury-ravaged both defences are, it's safe to assume this trend won't be broken here. We are going for a Tottenham win but don't anticipate another 5-1 or 6-1.
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