Tottenham down 10-man Newcastle 2-0

Ross Houston
August 13, 2017

The North Londoners took the after an hour of Sunday's Premier League encounter through Dele Alli, not long after the Magpies saw Jonjo Shelvey sent off for a stamp on the Spurs midfielder.

The Spurs attacker then put his side ahead with a close-range finish before Ben Davies finished off a neat move for Tottenham's second.

Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that a 3-0 win for Tottenham Hotspur at Newcastle United would have been "more fair" than the final score of 2-0 for the visitors.

The game suddenly burst into life, with Gayle forcing Hugo Lloris into a save at his near post, but Newcastle's positive response soon fizzled out.

Shelvey trod on the right foot of Alli, who was sitting on the ground, as he tried to resume play after a free kick had been awarded. - Dele Alli has scored 13 Premier League goals in 2017; among English players, only Harry Kane (21) has scored more. The Blues will be hurting after their opening-day humiliation at the hands of Burnley.

Harry Kane's tackle on Lejuene forced Benitez to take off the Frenchman. He was also red carded in a Championship match at Nottingham Forest in December 2016.

Not what you want when you've just been promoted to the Premier League.

Newcastle, meanwhile, start with new signings Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune and Javier Manquillo.

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