Tottenham Hotspur goes fourth after coming from behind to beat Newcastle 5-1. Just four minutes were separating Schar’s direct free-kick opener and Davies’ headed equaliser at the end of the first half, and Spurs indeed turned things around after the break.
Three minutes into the half, Doherty stooped to head Spurs into the lead before Son quickly made it three with a brilliant finish.
Emerson poked in a fourth less than 10 minutes later, and Bergwijn came off the bench to round it off late.
TOTTENHAM STARTING XI (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris;
Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies;
Matt Doherty, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Emerson;
Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Lucas Moura, Harvey White, Pierluigi Gollini, Harry Winks,
Dane Scarlett, Joe Rodon, Steven Bergwijn, Jamie Bowden, Davinson Sanchez.
NEWCASTLE UNITED STARTING XI (4-3-3): Martin Dubravka;
Javi Manquillo, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Matt Targett;
Joe Willock, Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton;
Ryan Fraser, Chris Wood, Allan Saint-Maximin.
NEWCASTLE UNITED SUBS: Paul Dummett, Sean Longstaff, Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie,
Karl Darlow, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Jacob Murphy, Bruno Guimaraes.
SCHAR SCORES! Son trips Willock and Newcastle to have a free kick just outside the box next to the D. It’s Schar that steps up to take it, and he drills a low shot past the wall and into the far bottom corner. Lloris sees it late and can’t keep it out. But, after a quick VAR check to see if it hit Wood’s hand on the way through, it stands! 1-0 Newcastle.
DAVIES EQUALISES! And just like that, we’re level! The initial corner into the box causes problems, but Dier manages to get it back out to Son. However, he whips it in again, and Davies rises highest in the middle to glance it past Dubravka from close range. 1-1.
DOHERTY SCORES! It comes from a loose pass from Manquillo, which Kulusevski cuts out, and he picks out Kane. He takes it out wide and puts a dangerous cross into the box. Son misses it at the near post, but Doherty follows in on the far side and stoops to head it past Dubravka. 2-1 Spurs.
SON SCORES! Newcastle is all over the place at the back, and Kane’s through ball to Kulusevski has them scrambling back. The winger squares it into Son in the middle, and he has time to take a touch before firing past Dubravka and into the back of the net. 3-1 Spurs.
EMERSON SCORES! Doherty plays a clever one-two with Kulusevski to get into space down the left of the box before he lifts a lovely cross into the near post. Emerson is behind Schar, but he stretches far enough to poke it past Dubravka and over the line. 4-1 Spurs.
BERGWIJN SCORES! Saint-Maximin has his pocket picked, and Spurs break quickly on the counter. Lucas does well to hold off Burn long enough to bundle the ball through to Bergwijn, and he coolly slots his shot past Dubravka, who came rushing off his line, and into the bottom corner. 5-1 Spurs.
So, what’s next?
That’s three wins on the bounce for Spurs now, and they’ve moved above Arsenal on goal difference.
Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Aston Villa. Newcastle has lost their last three and sits in 15th, nine points above the drop. They’ll be hoping to turn things around against Wolves on Friday.
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