Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 – Watch official match highlights here
It ended Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 on Sunday afternoon.
Newcastle coming out on top despite having only 20% possession.
A quality goal from Joelinton the difference between the two teams.
On 27 minutes Atsu picked out Joelinton unmarked on the edge of the box, the Brazilian taking one touch before tucking his left foot shot away.
Longstaff produced a fine save from Lloris only minutes earlier but a square ball would have found one of two unmarked Newcastle players inside the box.
The character and commitment was questioned last week at Norwich but we had the perfect response here.
Were Spurs poor or Newcastle good? Probably a split between the two extremes producing the three points.
Watch the official highlights here to see for yourself the first win of the season.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 – Sunday 25 August 4.30pm
Possession was Tottenham 80% Newcastle 20%
Total shots were Tottenham 16 Newcastle 8
Shots on target were Tottenham 2 Newcastle 3
Corners were Tottenham 6 Newcastle 6
Referee: Mike Dean
Newcastle team v Tottenham:
Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Lascelles (Fernandez 82), Dummett, Hayden, Longstaff, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 17), Almiron, Joelinton (Muto 88)
Darlow, Manquillo, Willems, Shelvey
Crowd: 59,245 (3,000 NUFC)
(Read match ratings for all NUFC players HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the win – Read HERE)
(Alan Shearer reacts to Newcastle’s victory – Read HERE)
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