The Magpies will be looking to bounce back from a hugely disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of relegation rivals Brighton and Hove Albion last time when Jose Mourinho’s men make the trip up north on Sunday.
Just two wins from their last 18 Premier League encounters has piled the pressure on Steve Bruce as Newcastle hover just one place and two points above the drop zone, meaning a positive result against the capital club could prove pivotal to the remainder of their campaign.
However, the news that Pawson is set to be the man in the middle when Spurs visit St. James’ Park hasn’t filled many supporters with much confidence.
“We Might as well not turn up to the game”
“Can we just give them a 3-0 win now so it doesn’t affect our goal difference massively?”
“Haha, jokes. How about getting a proper referee in?”
“Shut the club down, let’s move on with our lives.”
“Another defeat incoming! #bruceout #ashleyout”
“There’s no way…”
This will be the fourth time that Pawson has refereed Newcastle this season with defeats against Manchester United and Chelsea preceding a 3-2 victory over Southampton.