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Newcastle have taken the unusual step due to safety fears.

Newcastle restrict ticket sales over fears Spurs fans will sit in the home end

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Newcastle United have taken an unusual step and restricted ticket sales for their final game of the season against Spurs.

The fixture has the potential to be an absolutely huge game, as Tottenham could win the title on that day, while the home side could be relegated.

Huge demand

There is unprecedented demand for tickets, and as Spurs have only been allocated just over 3,000 of them, St James' Park officials are concerned that fans of the north London club could disguise themselves as Geordies and sit in the home end. As a result, there will be no general sale for the match. 

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Steve Storey, the club's Head of Safety and Security, told Newcastle's official website: "Away tickets have sold out for this game and we are aware that a number of Tottenham fans have attempted to purchase tickets in home areas."

Too little, too late?

"This is contrary to Premier League ground regulations and I must stress that away fans found to be in home seated areas will face the risk of being ejected from the stadium."

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Spurs fans have suggested on Twitter that the Magpies might already be too late:

But tickets will now only be available to fans who are already on Newcastle's database.

Their fans should be flocking to St James' Park for the final day of the season, when Newcastle should now still have a chance of survival, having given themselves renewed hope with a 3-0 win against Swansea and a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Spurs, on the other hand, are trailing Leicester by five points, and the title race could in fact be over by the time they travel north on May 15. If they are able to cut the gap, it promises to be a historical final day, whatever happens at both ends of the table. 

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