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NEWCASTLE VS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 5:00 AM

NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1)

DARLOW, ANITA, MBEMBA, LASCELLES, DUMMETT, COLBACK, TIOTE, TOWNSEND, SISSOKO, WIJNALDUM,

CISSE

SPURS (4-2-3-1)

KANE, SON, ERIKSEN, LAMELA, MASON, DIER,

ROSE, VERTONGHEN, ALDERWIRELD, LLORIS, WALKER

This will be a wake for Newcastle United after their relegation was confirmed on Wednesday night when local rivals Sunderland beat Everton 3-0, sending the Magpies and Norwich City into the Sky Bet Championship.

Tottenham Hotspur, though, have much to play for. They are already guaranteed Champions League football next season and a point at St Mary's will confirm their place as second in the Premier League, their highest finish since the 1962-63 season.

However, if Spurs lose and Arsenal beat another of the relegated sides, Aston Villa, they will drop to third.

Rafa Benitez is unlikely to stay at St James as he has a clause in his contract that allows him to walk away if the club was relegated.

Newcastle have won just eight games, their fewest victories since the 2008-09 campaign - when they were relegated. In the previous three seasons they have lost 19 games. If they lose , it will be their 20th defeat, their most in the top division since the 1988-89 campaign, when they lost 21.