Tottenham dealt Kyle Walker-Peters injury blow ahead of Arsenal

Newcastle 1-Tottenham 0

Tottenham hosted Newcastle United in one of two late Premier League kick-offs on Sunday.

Spurs started the game without Christian Eriksen again, and his absence was pretty noticeable.

Tottenham struggled to create too much in the first 60 minutes, and would eventually be punished by Newcastle

Joelinton would score his first goal in the league for Newcastle in the 27th minute, putting the Magpies 1-0 up.

Despite the introduction of Eriksen and Giovani Lo Celso in the 62nd minute, Spurs still lost 1-0.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

KWP injured

With Kieran Trippier now at Atletico Madrid and Serge Aurier seemingly out of favour in north London, Mauricio Pochettino has been starting Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back.

The 22-year-old started both of Spurs’ previous two PL outings before Sunday, and was once again in the starting eleven vs Newcastle.

However, KWP was withdrawn in the 62nd minute, after going down and holding what looked to be his hamstring.

With Spurs not exactly blessed at right-back, Moussa Sissoko dropped into said position for the remainder of the Newcastle game.

Should Walker-Peters’ injury keep him out for a while, he could well miss Spurs’ next league game, which is against Arsenal at the Emirates.

Given the fact that Tottenham’s right-back right-back will likely be dealing with either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or perhaps Nicolas Pepe, this could be a nightmare for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, as Sissoko is not a natural right-back, and Aurier hasn’t played a league game this season.

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