Tottenham 1 Newcastle 2 – Instant fan/writer reaction
Tottenham 1 Newcastle 2 Sunday 13 December 4pm
We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle, to talk about some aspect of the match:
“Tighten up, try really hard… And that’s what you get. And to win after going a goal down, well, who’d a thought it?!”
“Fighting spirit thankfully back on show away from home!
“Not the best game of footie you’ll ever see but tbh who cares after all the away performances I’ve witnessed this season.
“A WIN in London is awesome, great to celebrate like that again – it’s been a while!”
“Second best everywhere except where it really counts – in the goals scored column.
“We will, and have, play better and lose.”
“Hung in there despite going a goal down. Decent show of character from the lads, in games gone past our heads have gone down when we’ve conceded and let games just slip away from us.
“It was important to maintain the level of resilience shown against Liverpool, hopefully we can show it more consistently to give us a better chance of taking points from games.
“Also great to see the subs make an impact. We countered well and with pace and most importantly stuck the ball in the back of the net!”
“Solid gutsy performance and looked much better following the introduction of Perez. Hope Tottenham aren’t eyeing him up for next month.
“No one could have seen six points from these two games surely, but must kick on from this against the Vile next week.
“Given the state of NUFC in recent years, Spurs fans must wonder how the hell they keep getting beat off us there.”
Leazes Park Ender:
“Best result of the season so far by miles. Simply massive 3 points. Feels like six. Are we their bogey side now?
“Do we dare to say that there is light at the end of the tunnel and some optimism can return? Out of the bottom three tonight.
“The mission is now to keep it that way. Well done to players and management.”
“Spurs threw that away but the team now has the belief to take advantage if the opposition’s weakness, something that wasn’t happening at the start of the season.
“The players look confident enough to ride their mistakes and keep playing, which is a big positive.
“A vital three points at the end of a good week.”
“Carbon copy of last year. Shocking first half. Ayoze Perez winner.
“Did we deserve it? Maybe not but Spurs should have blown us away in the first half.
“Mitrovic and Perez did exactly what SDJ and Cisse couldn’t so surely this has to be the end of that experiment.
“Frailties at centre back and centre midfield were still clear to see, but credit to Steve McClaren and his side, colossal back to back wins!”
“Get in man!!!!!!!!!!
“Another game against another much hyped team and in the end an amazing 3 points away from home.
“If ever a game showcased the need for Perez and Mitro to start a game it was this one. I am sorry but Siem De Jong is a passenger and I’m yet to see anything from him which gets him a start in front of Ayoze.
“The fancy dans who the media have been creaming themselves over come a croppa – ha ha – gerrrrrrrrrrrin!
“Out of the bottom 3 with 2 wins on the bounce – long may it last. Happy days.”
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Possession was 42% Newcastle and 58% Spurs
Total shots was 8 for Newcastle and Spurs 20
Shots on target was Newcastle 4 and Spurs 8
While corners was Newcastle 2 and Spurs 6
Team: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett, Colback, Anita (Gouffran 90+1), Sissoko, Wijnaldum, de Jong (Perez 63), Cisse (Mitrovic 72)
Unused Subs: Darlow, Mbabu, Sterry, Thauvin
Ref: Roger East
(Read what Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker had to say about the result HERE)
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