The fallout from Spurs match gets better and better for Newcastle
Spurs have been clear second favourites chasing behind Leicester for some time.
Nobody has amassed as many points as the White Hart Lane team since Christmas and that sequence looked set to continue on Monday night.
Spurs dominated against West Brom in the first half and deservedly led 1-0 at the break thanks to an own goal from Craig Dawson after 33 minutes.
However, as the second killer goal didn’t arrive, both fans and players started to get ever more anxious and they paid for it, West Brom defender Dawson making up for his earlier mishap with an equaliser after 73 minutes.
The final 1-1 score means that Spurs now trail Leicester by seven points with only three games to play.
So basically, if Leicester win at Manchester United on Sunday or Chelsea beat Spurs at Stamford Bridge on Monday, the Foxes have won the Premier League. The same outcome will be the case if both matches are draws.
Everything pointed to the Newcastle v Spurs match being a potential decider for both relegation and the title but NUFC could at last have started to carry some luck.
All being well, before the final day of the season, Leicester will be Champions and Spurs sure of either second or third and guaranteed entry into the Champions League group stage – leaving them nothing to play for.
On top of that result, Tuesday afternoon has seen Spurs star man Dele Alli charged with violent conduct by the FA.
TV footage appeared to show Alli punching West Brom’s Claudio Yacob in the stomach and with the charge usually carrying a three match ban, it looks inevitable that Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season.
This can only be good news for Newcastle as the 20 year old midfielder has formed a formidable partnership with Harry Kane this season.
Now let’s just make sure we beat Palace and Villa…
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