This season has not gone how anyone has wanted, but Sunday’s 2-1 win over Arsenal provided at least one bright spot. Spurs were lively all afternoon, showing an effort and energy level that has been lacking in recent matches and were justified in claiming the contest’s all three points.
Not every match is the North London Derby, though, and Tottenham Hotspur will need to put together another strong outing against Newcastle. The home side is winless over its last three matches, but recent form is not always a good predictor of how things will play out. The Magpies plucked a 1-0 win in London last August, an early warning sign of issues to come for Spurs.
Premier League Table
Tottenham’s win over Arsenal looks even more important now that Manchester City’s ban has been removed. The visitors currently sit two points out of seventh and a Europa League place, but given the run-ins of Wolves and Sheffield United (and even Leicester City), nine points would surely be enough to reach European competition next season.
Nine more points means three more wins, and that starts today. Spurs are the favorite this afternoon and will need to continue their performance from the weekend, showing good defensive discipline and a willingness to attack the net that has been sorely lacking. This will be their fifth match in 14 days which is no small burden, but there is no time for any more dropped points.
How to Watch
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. BT
Location: St. James’ Park, Newcastle, England
TV: none* (USA), BT Sport 1 (UK)
Streaming: Peacock (USA), NBC Sports Gold (USA), BT Sport Extra (UK)
*Today’s match will not be available on US television. It is, however, available for free on NBC’s brand new Peacock streaming platform.
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