Newcastle United continued its impressive beginning of the season and rose to fourth place in the PL rankings with an unbelievable victory at Spurs.
Newcastle United in top 4 of PL’s table
After grappling with Tottenham’s keeper Hugo Lloris, they continued despite the controversy, with Callum Wilson scoring on a superb rocket from a long distance.
One of the goals in the first half wasn’t subject to any debate, even though it was confirmed following a protracted VAR assessment for a hand-play.
Longstaff deflected a terrible Lloris clearance into the path of Miguel Almiron, who beat one of the defenders, moved across another one, and shot under Tottenham’s goalkeeper for his 5th goal this season in five games.
Kane’s (Harry) similar dipping goal with his head gifted Spurs an answering goal after a protracted VAR (video assistance referee) review to check if there was an offside, however Newcastle United managed to defend until the end and get its 3 points.
Although Tottenham has already dropped their past two matches and may face relegation, Newcastle is in the fourth place of the PL’s rankings after 12 games were played, which is United’s first time since 2012.
Newcastle move into Champions League spot
After the final horn, there were joyful scenes as Newcastle Uniyed’s staff and players celebrated on the field in front of their ecstatic away fans.
It is difficult to think that Eddie Howe’s team lost 5-1 to Spurs just half year ago, but this year they’re a new team, and their performance is just getting better.
Newcastle United hasn’t competed in Europe since 2012–13 season, and they haven’t participated in the CL’s group round since 2002–03 season.
But after the following effective performance, Howe and his squad have their supporters daydreaming of a comeback to Europe.
Despite the absence of striker and record acquisition Alexander Isak, who has been sidelined since September because of a leg injury, Newcastle was once more well-organized and kept scoring points.
Yet after Harry Kane scored his tenth league goal this season to give Spurs optimism, the Magpies remained composed and frustrated the home team as they pushed forward in quest of an equalizer.
Newcastle is developing a habit for being tough to defeat. Their most recent loss was on August 31 at Anfield when they let down a goal by the last minutes (98th minute) of the match and that demonstrates Newcastle’s comeback in actuality.