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Newcastle v Tottenham: The Magpies have won just one opening league match in the last nine seasons
NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS
Full-back DeAndre Yedlin will miss Newcastle’s opening Premier League fixture against Tottenham through injury.
The United States international could be sidelined for several weeks with a hamstring problem he sustained in pre-season.
Striker Dwight Gayle is fit after his own hamstring problem and manager Rafael Benitez otherwise has only a series of minor knocks with which to contend as he prepares to send out his team – which could include several of summer recruits Florian Lejeune, Javier Manquillo, Mikel Merino, Christian Atsu and Jacob Murphy – for the first time since their return to the top flight.
TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
Danny Rose continues his recovery from knee surgery and will miss today’s clash.
Rose, who has apologised for giving an interview criticising the club’s transfer policy on the eve of the season, is expected to be back in action in September.
Erik Lamela (hips), Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (foot) and Kieran Trippier (ankle) are also missing.
Newcastle squad: Elliot, Darlow, Manquillo, Dummett, Gamez, Lascelles, Lejeune, Clark, Mbemba, Hayden, Shelvey, Merino, Colback, Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy, Aarons, De Jong, Diame, Perez, Gayle, Mitrovic.
Tottenham squad: Lloris, Vorm, Lopez, Davies, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Wimmer, Wanyama, Shashoua, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Sissoko, Onomah, Lesniak, Winks, Edwards, Son, Janssen, Kane, Walker-Peters.
Last season: No corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Newcastle D L W W W; Tottenham Hotspur W L W W W