Tottenham v Newcastle Premier League record gives surprising reasons for positivity
It is Tottenham v Newcastle on Sunday.
A fixture where an overwhelming majority will see only one result.
Whether Tottenham supporter, Newcastle fan, or neutral, difficult to see anything but a home win.
However, interesting to look at the Premier League history of this fixture.
In the Premier League era, there have been 24 Tottenham v Newcastle clashes.
In that time the record shows 14 Tottenham wins, 9 Newcastle victories and only the 1 draw.
It is probably also one of the very few, if only, fixtures where Newcastle have a better record in the Mike Ashley 12 years than the previous PL seasons.
Before Ashley’s arrival Newcastle had 5 wins, 1 draw and 8 defeats but since 2007, it has been 4 wins and 6 defeats.
For a club like Newcastle who have rarely been the best of travellers, visiting Spurs has overall been very decent.
The last two seasons have been defeats but in reality Newcastle deserved something out of both.
Last season it was a Dubravka late error that prevented a deserved point, whilst Newcastle were at least a match for them, though once again lost by a single goal.
Surprisingly, the record over the past five visits includes three victories for NUFC, how Steve Bruce could do with one of those now.
Can Newcastle bounce back and produce a credible performance and result, or will it be as embarrassing as the Norwich defeat last weekend?
A big test for Steve Bruce and interesting to see how the players react to their shocking display at Norwich and the very public post-mortem that has followed.
A bit dramatic to say at this stage that the season rests on it but if the Newcastle players don’t respond in a positive fashion, things will become even more difficult for the head coach.
1993/94 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 2 (Beardsley 2)
1994/95 Tottenham 4 Newcastle 2 (Fox 2)
1995/96 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 1 (Ginola)
1996/97 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 2 (Ferdinand 2)
1997/98 Tottenham 2 Newcastle 0
1998/99 Tottenham 2 Newcastle 0
1999/2000 Tottenham 3 Newcastle 1 (Solano)
2000/01 Tottenham 4 Newcastle 2 (Solano, Dyer)
2001/02 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 3 (Acuna, Shearer, Bellamy)
2002/03 Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 (Jenas)
2003/04 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0
2004/05 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0
2005/06 Tottenham 2 Newcastle 0
2006/07 Tottenham 2 Newcastle 3 (Huntington, Martins, Butt)
2007/08 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 4 (Butt, Geremi, Owen, Martins)
2008/09 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0
2010/11 Tottenham 2 Newcastle 0
2011/12 Tottenham 5 Newcastle 0
2012/13 Tottenham 2 Newcastle 1 (Gouffran)
2013/14 Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 (Remy)
2014/15 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 2 (Ameobi, Perez)
2015/16 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 2 (Mitro, Perez)
2017/18 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0
2018/19 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0
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