LIVE: Newcastle United vs Tottenham

Posted on: 2021-10-17 17:15:00

15′ Good move by Spurs! Ndombele picks out Lucas deep down the right and he takes a touch in the box and then tries to find a team-mate with a cross. However, his ball is really poor and it misses everyone, flying out of play. Wasted opportunity.

13′ Hojbjerg manages to find some time and space around 30 yards out and he doesn’t have much else on, so fires a low effort towards goal. However, it lacks the pace to beat Darlow, who makes a comfortable save.

11′ Today’s game is Bruce’s 1000th game in charge across his managerial career (W376 D254 L369). He’s won just four of his 26 encounters with Spurs in all competitions (D9 L13), with each victory coming in the Premier League with a different club (Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland, Newcastle).

9′ It hasn’t been the best of starts for Tottenham, they are having to sit deep to defend early on as Newcastle look bright and threatening in attack.

7′ Good move! Ritchie and Joelinton link up well down the left wing, playing a quick one-two, with Ritchie getting in behind the Spurs defence. However, he can’t find a cross and the chance goes away.

6′ Newcastle look very confident in these opening few minutes, playing it nicely around the pitch with enthusiasm and intent, with Tottenham unable to get a grip of the game.

4′ The atmosphere is electric inside St James’ Park, with the new owners presented to the crowd prior to kick-off and the early goal has put the supporters in high spirits.

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2′ Manquillo sprinted forward from deep and provided the option for Saint-Maximin on the overlap, which opened Tottenham up down the wing and the right-back delivered a lovely cross for Wilson to convert.

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2′ GOAL! NEWCASTLE TAKE THE LEAD! What a start to the game by Newcastle, they lead 1-0! They work it really well in the final third, switching it from left to right and Saint-Maximin lays it off to Manquillo on the overlap, who whips a cross into the box, which is met by the head of Wilson and he powers it into the back of the net. The striker wasn’t going to miss from there!

The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!

Meanwhile Nuno Espirito Santo sticks to the same starting XI that beat Aston Villa last time out, with Kane and Son linking up once again in attack, alongside Lucas and Ndombele.

Bruce has made two changes to his starting line-up, with Lascelles and Wilson coming into the side and they have replaced Fernandez and Miguel Almiron.

TOTTENHAM SUBS: Bryan Gil, Davinson Sanchez, Pierluigi Gollini, Japhet Tanganga, Ben Davies, Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn.

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Emerson, Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, Sergio Reguilon; Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg; Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.

NEWCASTLE SUBS: Mark Gillespie, Jamal Lewis, Jeff Hendrick, Dwight Gayle, Federico Fernandez, Jacob Murphy, Fabian Schar, Jonjo Shelvey, Ryan Fraser.

NEWCASTLE (4-4-2): Karl Darlow; Javier Manquillo, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie; Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff; Joe Willock, Allan Saint-Maximin; Joelinton, Callum Wilson.

Meanwhile Tottenham ended their three-game losing streak last time out, having suffered defeats against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal. They managed to beat Aston Villa 2-1 two weeks ago and they sit 10th in the table.

The takeover of Newcastle was finally completed over the international break and with Mike Ashley’s reign now over, it has got the supporters extremely excited about the future of the club. However, it has led to rumours over Steve Bruce’s future as the manager, with several big names linked to the top job. The new owners will be keen to see their side pick up their first victory of the season today, as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Wolves last time out, to leave them 18th in the table, with just three points so far.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Tottenham at St James’ Park.

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