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Newcastle fans pose outside St James’ Park

Newcastle United’s new era of expected riches and Saudi-fuelled optimism starts on Sunday afternoon as they host Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park.

The P.I.F. consortium finally purchased the club from previous owner Mike Ashley during the international break, leading to delirious scenes outside St. James’ Park and human rights groups including Amnesty International raising concerns about links to the Saudi Arabian government. Steve Bruce remains in the dugout, for now, and will take charge of his 1000th match as a manager, as his side faces a Spurs team which defeated Aston Villa last time out to end a run of three consecutive losses.

Newcastle remain without a win in the Premier League this season and Bruce will desperate to make a positive first impression with his new employers, who have been linked with a glut of managers around Europe as potential replacements for the 61-year-old. The Magpies are currently 18th in the table, ahead only of the equally winless Burnley and Norwich City, while Spurs sit ninth, having scored only six goals in their opening seven matches.

Follow all the action live as Newcastle United take on Tottenham Hotspur:


The atmosphere

Most football atmospheres are said to be electric but inside St. James’ Park today it really is. There’s a huge roar to greet new club chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

Flags are being waved, banners are flying and the noise is deafening.

1000 games for Steve Bruce

This will be Steve Bruce’s 1000th game in charge across his managerial career.

Bruce has won just four of his 26 encounters with Spurs in all competitions. Each victory has come in the Premier League with a different club: Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Sunderland and Newcastle.

Bruce takes charge of 1000th game

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce takes charge of his 1000th game as a manager today which is also the first game under Newcastle’s new Saudi Arabian PIF owners.

Speaking ahead of kick off, Bruce said:

It [my first game] is a long time ago! To get there I found it very difficult to start with, I had four clubs in a couple of years, and I am still finding it very difficult now, so nothing has changed!

“In management for me it is a substitute for playing and that has always been the case for me. It has been a good substitute for it, not quite playing but how lucky am I to have gone 43 years (in football) unbroken.

“I am delighted for everyone that the takeover has gone through. It badly needed it. That is no disrespect to the previous owners at all. I like to think I have played a little part in it by, it sounds ridiculous, keeping the club in the Premier League has enabled it to go through.

“Let’s hope now there are exciting times ahead. This is what the club has badly, badly needed and wanted so let’s try and enjoy it along the way.

“The players have trained well, you can tell there is a different atmosphere and a different vibe. Even outside the stadium now, I have just heard the supporters. It has been building up very nicely.

“I have been quietly pleased with some of our performances this year. I think we have deserved better, we will have to perform at our best to get something off a very good Tottenham team.

“We have had a difficult start, we have not won a game yet, we have been close. Let’s hope it is the start and we can get three points on the board.

“In amongst it all we have to be professional and get on with our jobs. It has been difficult there is no disputing that. There is an air of excitement which is different to the way it was maybe before. Let’s hope they grasp it and really enjoy it.”

Underfiring Kane

Harry Kane has yet to score in the Premier League this season which is his joint-longest run without a goal ever in the league. However, five of Kane’s six league goals for Tottenham against Newcastle have come at St James’ Park.

Spurs’ struggles on the road

Tottenham have won only five of their last 18 away league fixtures with five draws and eight defeats and all four of Spurs’ Premier League wins this season were by a single-goal margin.

What now for Newcastle after takeover? The problems new owners face in a very different football world

Amanda Staveley and the rest of Newcastle United’s new executive might have impressed supporters with meetings in the first week of the Saudi Arabian ownership, but that hasn’t really been the case with figures within the game.

Many have been left perplexed by the new regime’s initial dealings. That has been most evident in the highest profile exercise so far, which is the search for a new manager. The hierarchy want Steve Bruce out, largely because they know the fanbase want Bruce out. The entire takeover has after all been built on wide-scale pandering to supporters, with Staveley repeatedly delivering the same spiel about love for the club that she was prepared to give Liverpool when she was part of a consortium that considered buying the Merseyside club.

The consortium have so far known exactly what buttons to press, but that makes the reluctance to press the button on Bruce all the more surprising.

What now for Newcastle after the takeover?

Newcastle’s new owners have plenty of work to do to deliver what supporters desire

Woeful Newcastle

Newcastle have conceded 16 goals this season and failed to keep a clean sheet – both the joint-worst records in the Premier League heading into the weekend.

The Magpies are winless after their opening seven fixtures for a Premier League record fifth time and they have kept only two clean sheets in their last 26 Premier League home games and conceded 49 goals.

Everton 0 – 1 West Ham: Five things we learned as Angelo Ogbonna earns Hammers victory

West Ham are up to sixth in the Premier League table after securing a well-deserved victory over an insipid Everton at Goodison Park.

Faced with a lethargic opponent and subdued home crowd, the Hammers dominated possession from start to finish and finally made their control count when Italian centre-back Angelo Ogbonna glanced home an excellent Jarrod Bowen corner at the near post midway through the second half.

Five things we learned from West Ham’s win at Everton

David Moyes’ men fully deserved their win at Goodison Park

Newcastle vs Tottenham

Newcastle have won 22 Premier League games against Tottenham, their joint-highest tally versus any club. However, their solitary triumph in the last eight Premier League meetings was by 1-0 away in August 2019, they’ve drawn two and lost five of those games.

Tottenham dropped four points from winning positions against Newcastle last season, with the Magpies scoring 90th and 85th-minute equalisers to draw both games.

Steve Bruce to remain in charge for Tottenham match

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce will still be in charge for Sunday’s Premier League match with Tottenham Hotspur, the club have confirmed.

The match will be the first under the club’s new ownership after Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund completed their protracted takeover last week.

Bruce was expected to be relieved of his duties ahead of the game but will instead remain in his post for what will be his 1,000th match as a manager.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce to remain in charge for Tottenham match

The match will be the first under the club’s new ownership

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