Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 17 October 3, 4.30pm BST
Newcastle will usher in a new era when Tottenham make the long trip to St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.
Eighteen months after it first attempted to buy the club, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) completed the takeover of Newcastle last week. Supporters celebrated the departure of Mike Ashley, but the arrival of the PIF brings a number of fresh questions.
Other clubs in the division will certainly be wondering how the new ownership group managed to convince the Premier League that it is a completely separate entity to the Saudi state, which has been accused of numerous human rights abuses in recent years.
Those issues will continue to rumble on in the background, and Newcastle fans are correct to point out that the PIF is not the first questionable owner of a Premier League club. The attention of those supporters will soon turn to football matters, not least because the Magpies are in a precarious position after seven games. Steve Bruce has earned a stay of execution and will take charge of his 1000th match in management, but he is unlikely to remain in the hot seat for too much longer.
This will be a tougher game for Tottenham than it would have been had Ashley still been at the helm. There will be an atmosphere of euphoria at St James’, and Spurs may have to weather an early storm if Jones encourages a more front-foot approach.
Tottenham still have a much better team than Newcastle, though, and they will hope their quality shines through as the game wears on. Nuno Espirito Santo oversaw a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa last time out, and it is important that the Portuguese starts to build momentum after a difficult start to his Tottenham tenure. Defeat here would lead to questions being asked of Nuno once again.
Kick-off is at 4.30pm BST on Sunday, 17 October, and UK viewers can watch it on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD. See below for international broadcast options.
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