Harry Kane scores his first EPL goal in away win at Newcastle

The international break came with news of a Saudi takeover in the North-East. Tottenham Hotspur were the first team to play, what is now, the richest club in the entire country.

Ever since their torrid time against Arsenal, Spurs have managed to ‘stop the rot’ and have secured a third successive win against Newcastle with Heung-Min Son, Tanguy Ndombele, and Harry Kane scoring to secure the vital three points.

The atmosphere was one of jubilation before kick-off as the home crowd celebrated their new ownership and the conclusion of Mike Ashley’s reign at the club. The home-side chants and cheers were spurred on even further by Callum Wilson’s opening goal within the first two minutes of play.

The party didn’t last long though. It only took 15 minutes for Tottenham to equalise after settling into the spirited atmosphere of the day. Sergio Reguilion sent a clinical pass into the path of Ndombele, who was waiting at the top of the box with both space and time to finesse his shot into the corner of the goal.

Kane opened his Premier League account

Harry Kane then doubled the lead after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg assisted with a beautiful ball over the top of the Newcastle defence. Kane, in dire need of a goal, showed his worth by lifting the ball over the oncoming Newcastle keeper and finding the net with aplomb. This was Harry Kane’s first Premier League goal of the season. Spurs fans will be hoping it will be the first of many.

The game came to a halt in a surprising turn of events after a Newcastle fan experienced some medical distress in the stands. Andre Marriner paused play and the Newcastle medics were sent over to attend to the emergency. The game resumed, and seven minutes were added to the halftime whistle as a result.

Tottenham then grabbed a third goal after an impressive display of passing and possession from the whole Spurs side. It was a tale as old as time: Heung-Min Son got himself on the scoresheet for Spurs. Kane topped the superb passage of play with a square ball across the box to Son, who was happy to double the deficit. The Kane-Son combination goal tally now sits at 35 Premier League goals. This is one short of the league record set by Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba. No doubt this record will belong to the Spurs men by the time the season ends.

It seemed all but over when Shelvey was sent off for the Magpies in the 83rd minute, however Eric Dier, unfortunately, turned the ball into his own net with a couple of minutes to go. Tottenham Hotspur were able to secure the all-important three points in their second successive PL victory. Whilst Spurs cemented themselves in 5th place, Newcastle’s winless streak continues for another week at least.

The starting line-up

GK

H Lloris

DEF

E Royal
C Romero
E Dier
S Reguilon

MDF

P Hojbjerg
O Skipp
Lucas Moura
T NDombele
H Son

FWD

H Kane

The manager’s thoughts

After the Spurs victory, Nuno Espirito Santo claimed that

“We played really good football. We achieved goals, we controlled the game. It was a really positive performance. We stayed in the game and kept it steady. We knew it was about possession and finding the right spaces, and we did that.

It’s a long process, but today, we made another step. We reacted to the goal we conceded, we’ve been able to play good and improve from our previous international break that was a disruption to get back into the rhythm. The players need to play together so I believe that the more time we spend on the training ground creating partnerships, improvement will come.”

What’s next for Tottenham Hotspur?

After an impressive streak of victories, Spurs are back in European action against Vitesse on Thursday 21st October. You can now buy VIP tickets for the return fixture on the 4th of November, with prices starting at £49.

Tottenham are then away at West Ham next Sunday in the PL, then away again at Burnley the following Wednesday.

The last of the October fixture list is a game not to be missed. Manchester United, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, will be travelling to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday the 30th of October. Tickets are extremely limited, so get yours this week to secure your seat.