– Steve Bruce has earned his first win since taking over as Newcastle boss
– Joelinton scored the solitary goal that seperated the two sides
– Tottenham have effectivel dropped to seventh with four points
Joelinton’s first half goal was the only difference as Newcastle United stunned Tottenham to bag their first win of the new season at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium on Sunday, August 25.
Spurs were seeking to reurn to winning ways a week after holding champions Man City to a 2-2 draw at Etihad Stadium.
The Mauricio Pochettino-tutored side however failed to take advantage of their squad depth and home support as Newcastle held on to cart away all the three points.
The visitors had the earliest chance to break the deadlock in the 23rd minute through Longstaff but his effort was superbly saved by Hugo Lloris.
With Spurs doing little or nothing to press the ball, Newcastle bagged the opener four minutes later via Joelinton who expertly lashed his strike low past Lloris.
The homeside nearly equalised in the 45th minute, but Lucas Moura skewed wide under pressure from Atsu, missing a Harry Kane cross, in what was perhaps Spurs’ best chance of the half.
The Brazilian had another chance in the 64th minute, but once again skewed his effort as Newcastle remained in relative comfort.
Jamal Lascelles almost conceded a penalty 12 minutes to time after appearing to foul Kane in the box, but the spot-kick was not awarded after a review by VAR.
Steve Bruce’s wards came close to doubling the lead in the 88th minute after a well-executed counter attack but fluffed the chance.
The Magpies eventually held on to claim a 1-0 slim victory away from home.
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