Stat Attack: Newcastle v Spurs

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Newcastle have lost their last two league meetings with Tottenham, failing to score in both those games; they last lost three in a row against the Lilywhites in December 2005 (four consecutive defeats, all without scoring).

At St James’ Park, Newcastle have lost three of their last four league clashes with Spurs.

Spurs have only failed to score in one of their last 25 Premier League meetings with Newcastle – a 0-1 home defeat in November 2013.

Newcastle have lost just one of their eight home league games in 2018, vs West Brom in April (W5 D2). This run includes victories over Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, who all finished in the top six in 2017-18.

Newcastle are winless in their last four opening Premier League matches, drawing one and losing three.

Tottenham have lost just one of their nine away league games in 2018 (W5 D3), losing 0-1 at West Brom in May.

Only Manchester City (41) have won more Premier League points so far in 2018 than Tottenham (40).

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has never scored a Premier League goal in the month of August, despite playing 13 games, 898 minutes and attempting 44 shots.

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