Newcastle vs Tottenham live: Latest score, what time does it start, what TV channel is it on, where can I watch it?

Newcastle United mark their return to the Premier League on Sunday when they host last season’s runners-up in Tottenham Hotspur in the penultimate fixture of the opening weekend. Follow the latest here.

  • Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur kicks off at 13:30 BST
  • Mauricio Pochettino hands Kyle Walker-Peters his Premier League debut
  • Spurs yet to make any summer signings in the transfer window
  • Newcastle hand debuts to Javier Manquillo and Florian Lejeune
  • Manchester United vs West Ham kicks off at 16:00

Follow the live action below…

Live Updates

The two teams climb down the St James’ Park staircase (not the 14-flight one up to the away section) and emerge from the tunnel to a full house of hope, nerves and expectation.

Does a difficult season lie ahead for Tottenham Hotspur? No new signings, home games at Wembley and these training tops.

I made an error in changing the name of St James’ Park. I should not have done that.
Newcastle United’s controversial owner Mike Ashley has been speaking earnestly to Sky Sports ahead of the Magpies return to the Premier League.
Kick-off at the former Sports Direct.Com Arena is in quarter of an hour.

Ninety-nine problems (for Premier League defences) but August aint one.

Oooh La La!

The two line-ups are in from St James’ Park.
Rafa Benitez has made it clear that he has had trouble bringing new faces to Newcastle this summer, but he is able to name two signings in his starting XI – with another two on the bench. Former Sunderland defender Javier Manquillo begins alongside Florian Lejeune in defence while Jacob Murphy and Borussia Dortmund loanee Mikel Merino must wait in the dugout for their debuts. Dwight Gayle has won his fitness race to start up front while left-back Paul Dummett is the only survivor from Newcastle’s last Premier League match – a 5-1 home win against Tottenham 15 months ago.
There have been no new signings at White Hart Lane – yet – so it’s a familiar look for Mauricio Pochettino’s team. Kyle Walker has gone, of course, but he’s conveniently replaced by Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back; the 20-year-old makes his first Premier League start. Hugo Lloris captains the team as Moussa Sissoko is given the nod in the three behind Harry Kane.
Newcastle: Elliot, Manquillo, Clark, Lejuene, Dummett, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Atsu, Perez, Gayle
Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Murphy, Aarons, Mbemba, Merino, Mitrovic
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Kane
Subs: Vorm, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Wanyama, Winks, Son, Janssen
Referee: Andre Marriner

Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Premier League fixture between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, brought to you from St James’ Park.

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Preview…

Rafa Benitez starts his return to the top flight with what is sure to be a tough visit from Spurs. His Premier League experience will put his team at an advantage over the other newly promoted clubs and he’ll be hoping to cause an early upset against Tottenham.

Spurs will be eyeing up the title for a third season in a row now. After 2 second place finishes, bested both times by exceptional team, you’d think it’s going to be their year.

Newcastle won’t exactly be targeting the top spot any time soon, but they’ll be hoping to stay afloat this season. Benitez has never had a team relegated after a full season, so this will be a real test of his ability.

Despite losing one of their best players, Kyle Walker, to Man City, Spurs haven’t reinvested in any other players- so Pochettino’s team will likely be lining up in the same way that they did last season.

Newcastle, on the other hand, have spent £30million, bringing in Chelsea’s Christian Atsu, Norwich’s Jacob Murphy and Eibar’s Lejeune. Newcastle fans will be hoping to come back to the Premier League with a bang, and with these new signings, a win against Spurs would do just the trick

What time does it start and where can I watch it?

Newcastle kick off their return to the Premier League at home to Tottenham this Sunday. You can watch coverage on Sky Sport’s dedicated Premier League channel from 12:30, kick off at 13:30. Highlights can be caught on BBC One’s Match of the Day from 22:30 on Sunday.

It’s a big game for…

Rafa Benitez. The veteran Premier League manager will be relishing his return to the top flight. He’ll be eager to prove he can be just as successful with newly promoted club as he can with a top table one. A home game at Spurs will be a big challenge for his team and Benitez’s technical prowess will be tested.

Best stat…

1992- The last year that went by without these 2 clubs playing each other

Remember that…

That 4-0 thrashing Spurs gave Newcastle in the League cup

One to watch is…

Harry Kane. Last year’s golden boot winner will be looking to grab an early lead in the race for this season’s accolade. Relegation favourites Newcastle will provide a good opportunity to do that.

Past three-meetings…

Newcastle 5 (Wijnaldum 2, Mitrovic, Aarons, Janmaat) , Tottenham 1 (Lamela), Premier League, May 2016

Newcastle 2 (Mitrovic, Perez) , Tottenham 1 (Dier), Premier League, December 2015

Newcastle 1 (Colback) , Tottenham 3 (Chadli, Eriksen, Kane), Premier League, April 2015

Form guide…

Newcastle: LDLWWW

Tottenham: WWWWWW

Odds…

Newcastle to win: 17/4

Tottenham to win: 13/20

Draw: 3/1                                  

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