Tottenham held by Newcastle
Tottenham played host to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.
Spurs headed into the tie on the back of a solid run of form, having picked up three wins from their last three across all competitions.
Newcastle, on the other hand, were hoping to bounce back from the 3-0 drubbing they were dealt by Brighton last weekend.
The Magpies, however, had to do so without star man Allan-Saint Maximin.
And, after 45 minutes of action at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, it was quite clear that the Magpies were struggling without the Frenchman.
Spurs had completely dominated the tie and, in truth, should have been well clear by the break.
The Lilywhites, however, only headed in at half-time one goal to the good, after Lucas Moura poked home a Harry Kane pass across the box.
The second-half did see Tottenham’s dominance dip off to an extent, but they nevertheless should have added at least one more goal.
The north Londoners, in the end, failed to find a 2nd, though, and were left to rue their missed chances in second-half injury-time, when Eric Dier was adjudged to have handled the ball in his own box.
Callum Wilson then stepped up to convert the ensuing spot-kick, rescuing a point for Newcastle.
Highlights: Tottenham 1-Newcastle 1
Mourinho confirms Son is injured
Not only were Spurs robbed of three points by the ludicrous handball rule now in place, but they were also dealt another blow on Sunday.
This came in the form of an injury to one of the club’s star men.
Heung-min Son was withdrawn at half-time vs the Magpies, a decision which was originally thought to have been little more than Jose Mourinho rotating amid his side’s hectic schedule.
However, speaking in his post-match press conference, Mourinho went on to confirm that the South Korean in fact suffered a hamstring injury, and could be out ‘for a while’:
“It’s an injury. We’ll have him out for a while. It’s his hamstring.”
Jose Mourinho just told me that Son Heung-min picked up a hamstring injury and is going to be out for a while. https://t.co/LXNJT1TkAW
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) September 27, 2020
This article was edited by Conor Laird.