What A Win! Newcastle Down Spurs 0-1 In Defensive Masterclass

The second half started very similarly to the first half with Spurs having all the possession. An early Matt Ritchie booking would see Tottenham get a free kick in a dangerous area but Erik Lamela’s delivery was poor.

In the 51st minute, Spurs would get an opportunity when a deflection fell to Lamela but Fabian Schar was lightning quick in his reponse as he slid in to block the shot.

Spurs would bring new-signing Giovanni Lo Celso for Erik Lamela and then Christian Eriksen for Kyle Walker-Peters in the 62nd minute. They would maintain their pressure but Newcastle again held their shape and were able to quickly close any windows.

Joelinton– off the mark for Newcastle

There was a worry for Joelinton who pulled up with what looked like a groin injury. After receiving treatment, he was able to carry on. Though, Jamaal Lascelles would stumble in the box and inadvertently bring down Harry Kane. Mike Dean said it was no foul but Lascelles was injured during the incident. Lascelles would later be replaced by Federico Fernandez after receiving treatment but not being able to continue

In the 80th minute, Moussa Sissoko would beat Matt Ritchie to get a cross into the box that reached Lucas Moura. Moura thankfully didn’t have his shooting boots on today as he put it over the bar.

Joelinton was replaced by Yoshinori Muto in the 87th minute. What a performance by our Brazilian number 9. He held up play superbly this afternoon and got his first goal for the club.

In stoppage time, Moussa Sissoko would again pull back a dangerous cross into the box. This time it reached Harry Kane who fluffed his shot.

What a performance from the lads! An unexpected win and we are absolutely thrilled with this performance!

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