This weekend sees Newcastle United visit Tottenham having had a miserable start to life under new manager Steve Bruce.
Back to back defeats leaves the Magpies in the familiar position of crisis with Spurs heading into the game as overwhelming favourites.
However, it hasn’t always been that way and over the Premier League era there has been some evenly matched and tasty encounters as we recap three thrilling meetings between the two.
Tottenham 4 Newcastle 2 – December 3rd 1994
With the Premier League still in its infancy, Tottenham and Newcastle had high hopes it would soon be them lifting the Premier League trophy.
Newcastle came close but now it is Tottenham edging ever nearer and in December 1994 optimism was high at White Hart Lane.
The contest was high scoring but most memorable for a Teddy Sheringham hat trick that ended up putting the Magpies to the sword.
Gheorghe Popescu scored the other for Spurs whilst Ruel Fox (remember him) netted a brace for Newcastle.
Justin Edinburgh came on as sub that day for Darren Anderton in a Spurs side that featured the likes of Sol Campbell, Jurgen Klinsmann and Ian Walker between the sticks.
Tottenham 1 Newcastle 4 – 30th March 2008
In the balance of fair play, we thought we had better throw in a Newcastle win (don’t worry we will get back to a thumping for Spurs next).
Despite a strong squad featuring the likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane, Jonathan Woodgate and Steed Malbranque, Spurs had no answer for Newcastle’s attack line with Nicky Butt, Geremi, Michael Owen, and Obafemi Martins who all found the back of the net.
To make matters worse, Darren Bent actually put Tottenham in front before Newcastle demolished us in the second half.
Tottenham 5 Newcastle 0 – 11th February 2012
The decline was just beginning for the Magpies although with a forward line of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse the belief was that anything was possible.
Unfortunately for them, Newcastle’s forward line was unable to fire that day as Tottenham ran riot.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto got things underway for Tottenham in the 4th minute before Louis Saha netted a brace with goals on 6 and 20 minutes.
Niko Kranjcar made it 4 on the 34-minute mark before Emmanuel Adebayor completed the rout.
Spurs had the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Kyle Walker in the starting line-up that day.
What a team!