Football - Magpies aiming to settle score against Spurs

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hoping a little "je ne sais quoi" will help his team gain revenge on Tottenham as they attempt to ease further clear of trouble.

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The Magpies head for White Hart Lane on Saturday having given their Barclays Premier League survival hopes a significant boost with back-to-back victories over Aston Villa and, in spectacular style, Chelsea with new boys Mathieu Debuchy, Yoan Gouffran and matchwinner Moussa Sissoko having added a little Gallic flair to the mix.

They will do so determined not only to collect another three precious points, but also to make amends for a 5-0 thumping in the corresponding fixture last season.

Pardew said: "Tottenham is a difficult one, but we are going to go there with renewed vigour - we have some 'je ne sais quoi' in the team - and hopefully get something there.

"Last year when we were flying, it was a real disappointment for us that day. We were well beaten, so we need to put that right."

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