Happy Spurs Day, everyone! It's another mid-week match, and this time it's even more annoying since it's not even on TV! Tottenham Hotspur have a golden opportunity to reach the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup today. All they have to do is beat Newcastle at home.
#THFC team: Vorm, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen (c), Rose; Bentaleb, Stambouli; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 17, 2014
Subs: Lloris, Kaboul, Naughton, Capoue, Dembele, Lamela, Soldado #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 17, 2014
#NUFC at @SpursOfficial (4-2-3-1): Alnwick; Dummett, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko; Perez, Cabella, Gouffran; Riviere— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 17, 2014
#NUFC subs at @SpursOfficial: Woodman, Satka, Streete, Anita, Roberts, Vuckic, Armstrong. #NUFC— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 17, 2014
Well, sure looks like both of these clubs are going for it. Reasonably strong sides for both clubs, but with some rotation. Michel Vorm gets the start for Spurs, and Vlad Chiriches gets the nod at right back over Naughton and Walker (who is obviously rested). StamBentaleb midfield looks fun, and Kane up top means that they're taking it seriously.
For Newcastle, also mostly a first choice side. They're playing their third-string keeper due to injuries, and putting in Riviere over Cisse, but it's a pretty solid lineup.
How to watch:
This match is the most annoying match EVER because not only is it not on TV in England, it's also not on TV ANYWHERE, since beIN has decided to air the Liverpool v. Bournemouth match for some reason. If you are a beIN subscriber, you can watch it online at beIN's Sports Connect, depending on your cable subscription. Otherwise, it's off to BBC Radio you go, or follow along on Twitter.
Now, I know, I know that there are such things as illegal streams out there, and I know that the match is nearly impossible to watch through legal channels. But please, please, PLEASE no links to said illegal streams in the comments. Otherwise, the usual rules of match threads apply. COYS!