Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur – Football Match Report – October 17, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur spoiled Newcastle United takeover celebrations after claiming a 3-2 win at St James’ Park on Sunday.
Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min all scored in the first half after Callum Wilson gave Newcastle an early lead.
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Eric Dier scored a goal against his late camp, but Steve Bruce was unable to lead his team to victory in his management 1000 game.
The match was marred by a medical emergency in the stands which temporarily suspended play just before half-time. The match resumed after the supporter stabilized on the ground and went to the hospital.
âEveryone on the pitch deserves credit,â Bruce told the BBC after the match. âI heard the man is okay luckily so that puts things in perspective a bit. It sounds like good news so I’m happy for his family.
“We were beaten by the better team after a great start. The problems we have had for a while now defensively were there for everyone, unfortunately.”
It was Newcastle’s first game since the club finalized a Â£ 305million Saudi-backed takeover last week and before kick-off new chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan and co-owner Amanda Staveley received a standing ovation from supporters.
Home support was celebrating again after two minutes as Wilson headed for Javier Manquillo’s cross to give the hosts the advantage.
Spurs responded well and equalized by Ndombele 15 minutes later with a curled shot in the far corner.
The visitors made it 2-1 soon after when Kane passed the ball over Karl Darlow. The strike was initially ruled out for offside but was later awarded following a VAR review as the England captain scored his first Premier League goal of the season.
After 40 minutes play was temporarily suspended when players were alerted to a medical emergency in the Newcastle grandstand.
Moments after the restart, Spurs scored a third goal when Son completed a smooth team movement.
The second half was a moderate affair but Newcastle were reduced to 10 men late after substitute Jonjo Shelvey secured two bookings in 20 minutes.
Dier’s comedic free-kick goal gave Newcastle hope, but they failed to equalize.
The result allows Spurs to move Manchester United to fifth place in the table while Newcastle remain in the relegation zone.
“I know there has been a lot of talk and a lot of noise around me and I know that is always the case when you are used to scoring goals and the ball does not fall to you sometimes”, Kane told Sky Sports.
“I will always support myself to put the next chance aside.”