Tottenham burst Newcastle’s new ownership bubble as Harry Kane beat his Premier League duck in a 3-2 win at St. James’ Park.
Kane’s first goal in seven league appearances this season gave Spurs the advantage midway through the first half after Tanguy Ndombele’s superb strike canceled Callum Wilson’s header in the second minute.
After a long stoppage due to a medical emergency in the crowd, Heung-min Son added a third in the first half stoppage time before sub Jonjo Shelvey was fired for two bookings.
Eric Dier turned a free kick into his own net for a nervous final, but Spurs held on.
here’s how Nuno Espirito Santoon the side of St. James’ Park …
Hugo lloris 7
There wasn’t much he could do for Newcastle’s and otherwise relatively serene goal other than a tame effort from Shelvey.
Emerson Royal 7
Started shaking – and didn’t cover himself in glory in the run-up to Newcastle’s goal – but grew in the game. Deserves credit considering he played for Brazil on Friday.
Cristian Romero 6
Ultra aggressive and assertive, but not always effective. Taken out of position more than once and beaten by Wilson for the goal but, again, that was understandable given his preparation.
Eric Dier 5
On the football side, an afternoon hero for his reaction when a supporter collapsed shortly before half-time. Made a horrible mess of his body to turn a late free kick into his own net.
Sergio Reguilon 8
Reacted heroically to the supporter in distress, drawing the referee’s attention. Made good progress, forcing Shelvey’s second yellow, and set up Ndombele’s goal with a single pass.
Olivier Skipp 8
Did a good job sweeping past all four full-backs, completing a number of important tackles. Keep it simple with the ball. More and more important.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 7
His pass for Kane’s goal was his best offensive play in a long time. With Skipp’s blanket he was allowed to move forward and seemed to be having fun.
Tanguy Ndombele 9
Scored a lavish strike to bring Spurs back into the game and looked like a good No.10. Full of nice touches, punches and skill, including in preparation for Son’s goal, and was more alive than usual out of possession.
Lucas Moura 7
He made a change and was crucial in the preparation for the third goal. His decision making and execution in the last third was sometimes lacking.
Heung-min son 7
Scored the all-important third goal in a solid display. Not as explosive as against Aston Villa but made the difference after a difficult international break.
Harry kane 9
Much more like his old self and smashed his Premier League duck for the season with a great run and a skillful finish. Resumed his bond with Son with an assist for the third goal. Turning?
Unused: Gollini, Sanchez, Tanganga, Davies, Winks, Dele, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Gil
Reguilon explains the heroism: “I told the referee that we couldn’t play like this”
Newcastle 2-3 Tottenham: Kane breaks league duck to spoil Toon’s party
The clash between Newcastle and Tottenham has been put on hold due to a crowd medical emergency