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Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Newcastle United: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Antonio Conte’s hosts endured an evening to forget on Sunday

Match report

The battle for a top-4 berth in the Premier League took a fresh twist on Sunday, as Newcastle United emerged from north London with all three points at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur.

The penultimate fixture of the weekend in England’s top-flight played out a short time ago.

The matchup in question saw the aforementioned Spurs play host to high-flying Newcastle, aware that a return to winning ways would see them close the gap on capital rivals Arsenal at the division’s summit to just two points.

As alluded to above, however, when all was said and done on Sunday, instead, it was the visiting Magpies who emerged from proceedings triumphant.

Callum Wilson was first on target at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, taking advantage of a Hugo Lloris mistake courtesy of a fine finish on the half-hour mark:

And it was two a short time later, as, on this occasion, Lloris’ attempted pass out from the back was cut out, allowing the in-form Miguel Almiron to dance through for a fifth goal in his last five appearances.

In the end, though, Newcastle stood firm, to eventually emerge on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.

Eddie Howe’s troops, as a result, have climbed clear of both Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League table, into the Champions League spots as things stand.

Player ratings

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Hugo Lloris – 4, Davinson Sanchez – 5, Eric Dier – 6, Clement Lenglet – 5.5, Emerson Royal – 4.5, Oliver Skipp – 5, Yves Bissouma – 4.5, Rodrigo Bentancur – 6, Ryan Sessegnon – 5.5, Son Heung-min – 5.5, Harry Kane – 7


Nick Pope – 5.5, Kieran Trippier – 7.5, Fabian Schar – 6.5, Sven Botman – 6, Dan Burn – 5.5, Sean Longstaff – 6, Bruno Guimaraes – 6, Joe Willock – 5, Joelinton – 6.5, Miguel Almiron – 7.5, Callum Wilson – 7

Fan reaction

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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