Magpies look to continue away Cup run

Fresh from a humbling defeat in north London, Newcastle are set to return to Arsenal's rivals Tottenham. The Magpies will have to go back to the basics. Williamsons' inclusion seemed to have weakened the side and having disposed of champions Manchester City, and will draw inspiration from that. They have already knocked out Crystal Palace as well having done this away from home. The visit to White Hart Lane will be nothing new and with Spurs battling at home could be another win for Alan Pardew. The once under pressure manager who scooped the manager of the year award also feels this is their year to end their trophy drought.

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
Tottenham have shown better form in their cup runs as Mauricio Pochettino looks to rotate players and further implement his game plan and philosophy. The former Southampton manager does not seem to know his best XI although he knows his best striker is Harry Kane. The Londoners will look to fix home ground woes and take advantage of any defensive lapses in the Newcastle tanker. Who will come out on top? Newcastle managed a clinical display against Manchester City and Chelsea. Showing that on their day they can beat any side in the league. The lack of ability to consistently perform is their Achilles heel.

Key players:
Hugo Lloris, the French goalkeeper has been one of the club's best performers. Will he be able to stop the Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse who has been a force in front of goal lately? His performance will be important should they prevail.

Rolando Adams is an 18 year old who haunted Manchester City. The former Bristol youngster was quality on the day, full of running, dribbling abilities that would make even the great Leo Messi smile and capped the day off with a goal. An appearance could leave Spurs defenders hoping for the whistle.

Newcastle is to edge this clash as their away form has been impressive.

Article contributed by: Benedict Chanakira

Twitter: @bchanakira2

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