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Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle: Spurs defeating the Magpies.

The match between Tottenham and Newcastle witnessed an explosive performance from the home team’s stars, especially captain Heung-min Son and forward Richarlison. The emphatic 4-1 victory helped Spurs end their recent poor run of form.

Goals:

  • Tottenham: Udogie (26′), Richarlison (38′, 60′), Son (85′, pen)
  • Newcastle: Joelinton (90+1′)

Entering the latest match of Premier League’s 16th round, Tottenham made two personnel changes compared to their recent loss to West Ham. Forward Richarlison returned to the starting lineup for the first time since October, playing as a center and pushing team captain Heung-min Son back to his preferred left-wing position. In the midfield, Pape Matar Sarr also returned from injury to pair with Yves Bissouma. Meanwhile, there were no changes for Eddie Howe’s team despite their recent 0-3 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.

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Heung-min Son shone brightly with 1 goal and 2 assists.

In the early minutes, both teams engaged in an attractive back-and-forth game with chances at both ends. Newcastle, the away team, had clearer opportunities in the first 15 minutes, but Alexander Isak and Bruno Guimaraes failed to capitalize. This proved costly for the visitors as Spurs exploded in the latter part of the first half.

In the 26th minute, defender Destiny Udogie made a forward run into the central area to receive a pass from a teammate before playing the ball to the left for Heung-min Son. Udogie continued his run into the penalty area and finished a cross from the team captain to open the scoring for Tottenham.

Twelve minutes after Udogie’s goal, the second goal similarly came for Tottenham. The ball was once again pushed to the left for Son, and the South Korean player showcased technical dribbling to eliminate Newcastle’s Trippier before delivering a precise cross for Richarlison to calmly double the lead for Tottenham.

The remaining minutes of the first half could be considered a period where Tottenham pressured Newcastle’s defense by playing high-pressing football. This strategy led to several fouls from the away team, providing opportunities for Tottenham players to attempt shots. However, both Richarlison and Brennan Johnson missed chances to extend the lead.

The second half followed a similar script to the first 45 minutes, with Newcastle starting stronger, having more possession but failing to penetrate Tottenham’s solid defense, supported by a powerful central midfield duo. When their efficiency was lacking, the Magpies made mistakes with their high defensive line.

In the 60th minute, a skillful pass from Pedro Porro set up Richarlison, who bypassed Newcastle’s defense to slot home a clever shot, completing his brace. Three minutes later, Tottenham had a chance for the fourth goal, but Johnson’s shot hit the post. This was the second time the woodwork denied the former Nottingham player in this match.

In the remaining minutes, despite Eddie Howe making substitutions to change the situation, on a day when Tottenham played solidly, Newcastle failed to create difficulties for goalkeeper Vicario. The defensive teammates had a disastrous day with the attacking line performing poorly. In the 84th minute, Dubravka committed a foul on Son inside the penalty area, resulting in a penalty kick, and the South Korean star ”sealed the deal” for Tottenham with the fourth goal, even though Joelinton scored a consolation goal for Newcastle in injury time.

With the resounding 4-1 victory over Newcastle, Tottenham maintains their 5th position in the league table with 30 points, trailing 4th-placed Man City by 3 points. Meanwhile, Newcastle, with a second consecutive heavy defeat, remains in 7th place with 26 points.Tottenham vs. Newcastle - Lineups & Match thread: Capping the week off with  a top-four Sunday!? - Coming Home Newcastle

Lineups:

  • Tottenham: Vicario; Pedro Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma (Skipp 87′), Sarr (Hojbjerg 73′); Johnson (Gil 87′), Kulusevski, Son (Donley 90′); Richarlison (Lo Celso 73′)
  • Newcastle: Dubravka; Livramento (Hall 74′), Schar, Lascelles, Trippier (Krafth 87′); Joelinton, Bruno, Miley; Gordon (Ritchie 74′), Almiron (Longstaff 64′), Isak (Wilson 64′)

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