Newcastle United’s line-up vs Tottenham confirmed: One change as Joelinton starts

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Newcastle United’s line-up to face Tottenham Hotspur has been confirmed - featuring one change.

Eddie Howe has named one change to his Newcastle United starting XI against Tottenham Hotspur - with Joe Willock recalled in favour of Jacob Murphy.

That means Joelinton, who was doubtful after taking a knock to the knee against Everton on Wednesday, retains his place but is likely to play as a left forward.

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Willock - recalled to the starting line-up for the first time since the 5-1 win over Brentford - is set to play in the midfield three alongside Sean Longstaff and Bruno Guimaraes.

Fans had feared Guimaraes would miss the game following the birth of his baby boy Matteo, however the Brazilian travelled to the capital yesterday.

Howe has gone with the same back four for the fourth consecutive game with Kieran Trippier and Dan Burn as the full-backs, and Fabian Schar and Sven Botman at centre-half.

Callum Wilson leads the attack line at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Joelinton and Miguel Almiron either side.

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Elliot Anderson, missing from the matchday squad, is understood to have picked up a knock in training.

Newcastle United XI: Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn, Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock, Miguel Almiron, Joelinton, Callum Wilson. Subs: Loris Karius, Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey, Jamal Lewis, Matt Targett, Javier Manquillo, Chris Wood, Ryan Fraser, Jacob Murphy.

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