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Newcastle are handed White Hart Lane showdown in cup


Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

Newcastle will head to Tottenham in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup after dumping holders Manchester City out of the competition.

It was another big result for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who is feeling the pressure ease after back-to-back league wins, and the reward is a trip to White Hart Lane, where the second of those vital Premier League victories came on Sunday.

But the Newcastle boss was keen not to get too carried away, explaining: "They'll be fired up for us coming back after getting a win there but if we're going to win this competition we're going to have to do it the hard way because we've done an outstanding job tonight and that's really what I want to talk about.

"It's important for us now that we just keep this momentum going.

"We saved a couple (of players) tonight on purpose for Liverpool so we look forward to that.

"They've won as well so that makes for a really good game at the weekend and we aren't looking any further than that."

In the other quarter-final ties - scheduled to be played in the week commending December 15 - League One Sheffield United will host Southampton and Chelsea will travel to Derby, while Liverpool have been drawn away to Bournemouth, who knocked out West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night.

Belfast Telegraph