UPDATE: Striker Loic Remy broke the deadlock after giving Newcast the lead with a fine finish, which saw him roung goalkeeper Brad Friedel to make it 1-0 in the 15th minute of play.
LONDON (Sporting Alert) — American Brad Friedel makes his 450th English Premier League [EPL] appearance in goal for Tottenham in today’s clash with Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.
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The 42-year-old veteran goalkeeper gets the nod from manager Andre Villas-Boas after regular No. 1 Hugo Lloris failed to recovery fully from a concussion in the last EPL game.
Christian Eriksen returns to the starting line-up, so too does winger Andros Townsend, while Jermain Defoe is back on the bench as Roberto Soldado leads the attack.
Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela, Lewis Holtby and Sandro all start on the bench.
Newcastle are unchanged from the team that defeated Chelsea last weekend, but captain and leading defender Fabricio Coloccini is on the bench after recovering from a groin injury.
Tottenham v Newcastle
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Vertonghen, Paulinho, Dembele, Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson, Soldado
Subs: Gomes, Kaboul, Lennon, Lamela, Holtby, Defoe, Sandro
Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran, Remy, Shola Ameobi
Subs: Coloccini, Anita, Cisse, Ben Arfa, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)