England Premier League — 15 September 2012

Reading and Tottenham will be looking for their first Premier League victory when the pair meets at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has already been criticised for his sides start to the season, despite the fact that he has only been in charge of Spurs for three league games.

Fans and media alike are questioning whether the Portuguese boss can be a success at White Hart Lane.

He desperately needs a victory from his side at the Premier League new boys. Reading have played just two games so far in the top flight, drawing with Stoke on the opening day and losing at 4-2 at Chelsea.

The Royals have a good home record in recent months, albeit most of the games coming in the Championship. Brian McDermott’s men have won eight out of the last ten games on their home turf. The Reading boss will hope for another victory in this encounter.

In Monday night’s game Everton host Newcastle at Goodison Park. The pair is expected to challenge for the European places in the Premier League this season. Everton have broken a trend this season by making a good start.

The Toffee’s have secured six points out of a possible nine in the top flight this season. Newcastle have enjoyed a very indifferent start to their campaign. The Magpies have won one, drew one and lost one this season so far in the Premier League.

Everton have lost midfielder Darron Gibson for up to a month and he will most likely be replaced by Dutch international Johnny Heitinga in the Toffees midfield. According to Magpies boss Alan Pardew his team are going through an injury crisis.

Pardew will be without first choice number one Tim Krul and centre-back Fabricio Coloccini, who both picked up injuries on international duty. Newcastle will also be without first choice right-back Ryan Taylor, who is likely to be out for a while to come.

Everton will be looking for a repeat of last season’s 3-1 victory over the visitors and will be confident going into the clash against an understrength Newcastle team.

Who will be the winners and losers from Sunday and Monday’s games?


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