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Hello and welcome to a pivotal match within the Premier League between two groups taking part in for a spot in Europe subsequent season.

Newcastle host Tottenham at St James’ Park, with 13 factors separating them. Eddie Howe’s aspect are eighth however a win would transfer them as much as sixth within the desk above Man Utd and West Ham.

It has been an injury-hit season for Newcastle and midfielder Joe Willock will likely be absent at the moment because of an Achilles harm.

“Joe’s been to see another specialist to check on the progress of his Achilles. It’s been problematic for him,” Howe instructed reporters.

“It has been a difficult injury, it has not been straightforward because he’s had a few complications through the process. The feedback was generally positive, in the respect that the Achilles is healing and doing well.

“But it will fluctuate from time to time and he will have moments where it is not feeling so good. For Tottenham, I probably think he won’t be available.

“There’s a chance he will then be available through the rest of the season but, again, that’s slightly unclear. We need to make sure the long-term prognosis for him is positive, and that might mean a short period of rest.”

For Tottenham, they’ve their Champions League future in their very own arms. They sit fourth, with a recreation in hand on fifth-placed Aston Villa.

“They are going through a tough time with injuries, like everyone this season, but they have probably been hurt for more of a prolonged period than anyone else,” Spurs supervisor Ange Postecoglou stated.

“At home they are still a very good side, irrespective of who is out there facing them. We are going to have to match their energy, but it is the way we like to play football too.”