Newcastle climb to fourth after winning at Spurs


Newcastle United’s impressive early season form continued to gain momentum with a superb win at Tottenham which lifted them up into fourth in the Premier League table.

They went ahead in contentious circumstances, Callum Wilson finding the net with an excellent lob from outside the box after colliding with Hugo Lloris.

The goal was awarded after a lengthy video assistant referee (VAR) check for a foul and handball, but there was nothing controversial about the second goal before half-time.

A poor clearance by Lloris was intercepted by Sean Longstaff before Miguel Almiron beat one opponent and went around another and fired under the Spurs keeper for his fifth goal in five league games.

Spurs pulled a goal back through Harry Kane’s low header from close range, awarded after another lengthy VAR check for offside, but Newcastle held on to secure the points.

While the Magpies extended their unbeaten league run to seven games, Tottenham have now lost their last two and are in danger of going backwards.

They started positively with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane both denied by visiting keeper Nick Pope.

But, with thunder and lightning in the air, Spurs struggled to carve out chances as the weather deteriorated and in the end they could have few complaints about the outcome.

Meanwhile, Newcastle’s players and staff celebrated on the pitch in front of their jubilant travelling fans.