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Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0 – Instant United fan/writer reaction to Wednesday night defeat

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Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0  – Wednesday 9 May 8pm

We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle.

Newcastle going down to a one goal defeat at Wembley.

A very decent performance with Newcastle creating the better chances but missing the killer touch.

Jamie Swan:

“Better performance from the lads, frankly not hard after the last few.

“Made Spurs work yet fluffed a number of chances, what’s new?

“Lost by another game by a goal to nil, again, what’s new?

“Having counted this after the West Brom defeat I think that’s ten one nil losses this season and we’ve failed to score fourteen times.

“Always in games and rarely thumped, but desperately need goals inbound these summer hols.

“Not sure we will ever get anywhere enough with Gayle and Perez and even less certain Rafa will be given enough to bring them in.

Hey ho, one to go.”

Paul Lyon:

“Thought we played well, much more like what we’ve become used to since the turn of the year.

“Carried a threat for the majority of the game just lacked cutting edge.

“Didn’t deserve to lose.”

Ben Cooper:

“Two teams on a bad run, it was bound to be settled by one goal.

“They got it, quality goal by a quality player.

“We have none of that quality up front.

“Can’t say I enjoyed the game, only Shelvey lit up the match for us.

“The defence defended well and the forwards ran around and missed their chances.

“Again.”

Nat Seaton:

“Final away journey of the season and although we lost, I’m travelling back with more of a feeling of hope for the future than I did on Saturday.

“Thought we were unlucky to lose tonight.

“Spurs weren’t great but we upped our game from the last few performances.

“Looking forward to the final game of the season on Sunday, here’s hoping we can finish with a good performance and all 3 points…”

Toon Bano:

“So many wasted chances.

“If ever there was a clear sign that a quality centre forward is our main priority, after Rafa staying, then this was it.

“Hopefully the next time we are at Wembley it will turn out a bit better….”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0

Goals:

Spurs: Kane 50

Possession was Spurs 63% Newcastle 37%

Total shots were Spurs 11 Newcastle 14

Shots on target were Spurs 7 Newcastle 3

Corners were Spurs 6 Newcastle 4

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy (Murphy 71), Perez, Gayle (Joselu 76)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Hayden, Manquillo, Haidara, Merino

Crowd; 54,923  (3,100 Newcastle)

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