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.
Joelinton fires in with his left foot to put #NUFC in front!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 25, 2019
Despite the introduction of Eriksen and Giovani Lo Celso in the 62nd minute, Spurs still lost 1-0.
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However, KWP was withdrawn in the 62nd minute, after going down and holding what looked to be his hamstring.
Walker-Peters looks like he’s done his hamstring…Eriksen replaces him, Lo Celso for Lamela #TOTNEW
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) August 25, 2019
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.