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Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham : Match Report

Newcastle United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur : Match Report
13/8/2017


The Spur's start the season with a win against the Newly promoted Newcastle, thanks to Goals from Alli and Davies, which were both assisted by Eriksen.

Newcastle were reduced to ten men early in the second half, a card that would have been avoided. The game changed, as the defensive host were pushed even further defensively after the card but was unable to stop the ever impressive Tottenham forwards. Read the  report below

Second Half Report:

The host started the half on a very bad not, getting a red card, just two minutes into the second half, one which should have been avoided. Shelvy never thought of his team when he stepped on Alli's Ankle.

It didn't take long after the red card for the Spurs to take the lead. It was a nice display by Eriksen, who chipping the ball over the Newcastle seemingly unbreakable defense set up Alli, whose first time Volley was enough for a lead.

The Spurs, after the goal controlled every bit of the game, forced the host into some intensive defending, which went good for the Hosts until the 70th minute when a good show of team work by Kane and Alli, then Eriksen got involved, setting up Davies for the Second goal.

After the goal, Newcastle had a few more attempts to cut down the scoreline, but Illoris has always been up to the task, the closest of which came from Atsu, who after a long run down to the Tottenham defence was able to send the Spur's goalie into a diving save.

Towards the 90minute mark, The Host had themselves pushing forward, as they looked for a way to get a goal but failed as the Tottenham defense handle the attacks well. Though Atsu came close again but had his shot on the side netting.

Kane was able to find the net after some good team work with Son, two minutes into added time but the linesman had his flag up for offside before a quick attack from the host was ended by the Referee's final whistle.

First Half Report : Newcastle United 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Rafael Benitez didn't hesitate to give some of his new players a start, granting Javier Manquillo, Florian Lejeune, signed from Eibar, and Christian Atsu, we hope it pays as they pushed in quickly on the Tottenham defense but their early charge cooled off via a series of mistakes.

Tottenham Hotspur took a much slower approach to the game, gradually pushing for their first attack , knocking the ball from flank to flank, patiently looking for an opening in the Toon's defense.

Rafael Benitez was forced to make two changes. F. Lejeune replaced with C. Mbemba and P. Dummett with J. Lascelles. Early injuries for a side still crying to make potential signings.

The Spurs managed five shots of which only two were on target and non really disturbed the keeper, scooping up 70% of the possession and with a show of superiority on the ball, which will more likely be converted to a goal in the second half.

Rafa Benitez men had the best of counter attacking play in the first half and could also surprise the Spurs, if one of their dangerous swift counters, isn't dealt with properly

Line Up

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.

Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Vorm, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Winks, Wanyama, Son, Janssen.

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Newcastle United XI (4-4-2): Elliot; Manquillo, Clark, Lejuene, Dummett; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Atsu; Perez, Gayle.

Newcastle United substitutes: Darlow, Mbemba, Lascelles, Merino, Aarons, Murphy, Mitrovic.
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