Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United – Football Match Report – 23rd October 2022

Newcastle United produced their biggest result of an already impressive season with a deserved 2-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur to enter the Premier League top four on Sunday.

First-half goals from Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron – both aided by errors from Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris – gave Newcastle control after Tottenham started brilliantly.

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Wilson kicked the opener into an unguarded net after 31 minutes and Almiron scored from a tight angle in the 40th.

Harry Kane’s 10th league goal of the season early in the second half suggested third-placed Tottenham could make a comeback, but they huffed and puffed without much quality as Newcastle held on to claim the three points.

Newcastle fans celebrated loudly as Eddie Howe’s side, who have lost just once in their opening 12 games, climbed into the Champions League places with 21 points.

Tottenham’s best start to the season since the 1963-64 campaign has now faced harsh reality with back-to-back defeats. They remain third with 23 points in 12 games.

“It was a big win. We were determined to come here and be positive. Great show from us. We deserved the win,” said Howe, who took over from Steve Bruce a year ago following a a Saudi-backed takeover. told Sky Sports.

“It’s a very tight division. We’re taking advantage of the moment but we’re not going to get ahead of ourselves.”

After being criticized for their negative performance in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at Manchester United, Tottenham started brilliantly against a carrying Newcastle.

No one more than Son Heung-Min who had two shots in the opening three minutes, the first saved by Nick Pope and the second by a right-footed curler that grazed the roof of the net.

Son then tried to be too tricky with a finish after being played by Kane, allowing Kieran Trippier to clear the ball from the line.

Tottenham’s Eric Dier created some nervousness in the home side when he almost scored a comical own goal as his overcooked back pass turned Lloris bad and went just wide.

Newcastle then took the game by the skin of the net with two goals in 10 minutes – both of which Lloris won’t enjoy watching replays.

He looked favorite to deal with a long ball when he came out of his net but failed to clear it and collided with Wilson, who then sent the ball into an unguarded net with Tottenham players furious.

While Wilson appeared to use his arm to knock Lloris down, a VAR check found nothing wrong.

Nine minutes later, World Cup-winning goalkeeper Lloris put Ryan Sessegnon under pressure with a loose pass and Almiron muscled Tottenham left-back before moving forward and slotting in Newcastle’s second and his sixth of the season.

Tottenham left the pitch to boos at half-time and a thunderstorm and torrential downpour further dampened the spirits at home – although some cheery Newcastle fans stripped to their waists and danced under the rain.

Antonio Conte’s side needed a quick response after the break and Kane forced in the 54th minute, muscular Trippier to get on the end of a cross and score at the far post with a bent header – the goal granted after a long VAR control for a possible offside at the entrance of the ball.

Kane has become the fourth player to score more than 10 goals in nine consecutive Premier League seasons, after Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.

But Tottenham struggled to open Newcastle’s disciplined defense after that and couldn’t have any real complaints.

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