Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane is handed a start for the club's Premier League opener with Newcastle United.
forward Tottenham Hotspur has been handed a start for the club's Premier League opener with Harry Kane . Newcastle United
Kane has only recently returned from his summer break after helping England to the World Cup semi-finals, but the club captain - along with Three Lions teammates
and Eric Dier - are all named in Dele Alli 's starting lineup. Mauricio Pochettino
and World Cup winner Jan Vertonghen also make an appearance as Pochettino opts against easing some of his star men back into action. Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen have been handed starting roles in the final third, but there is no place for Lucas Moura , who continues to be Danny Rose linked with a move away from the North London outfit.
As for Newcastle,
opts against including any players who did not feature for the Magpies during the second half of the last campaign. Rafael Benitez , Fabian Schar , Ki Sung-yueng and Yoshinori Muto have all been left on the substitutes' bench for the fixture in the North-East. Salomon Rondon has been given the nod in attack, while Joselu features on the right side of midfield despite being linked with an exit over the summer. Matt Ritchie Newcastle United: Dubravka; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Diame, Shelvey; Ritchie, Perez, Kenedy; Joselu Subs: Darlow, Manquillo, Schar, Ki, Atsu, Muto, Rondon Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Sissoko; Eriksen, Alli, Moura; Kane Subs: Vorm, Alderweireld, Walker-Peters, Amos, Dembele, Son, Llorente
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