Callum Wilson hit a dramatic 96th-minute penalty to take a draw in a 1-1 draw against a dominant Tottenham side.
Spurs almost took the lead within four minutes, when Giovani Lo Celso’s free-kick drew a fine diving save from Karl Darlow, who responded quickly to block Harry Kane’s close-range rebound shot.
Minutes later and Darlow was at it again, parrying from near range a Kane header as the hosts hit with all the possession on the pressure.
Newcastle was eventually separated when Kane turned provider to take out Lucas Moura for a tap-in at the far post. Eric Dier almost doubled their lead, though Son Heung-Min struck the post and the bar, but somehow the Magpies made it down to only one goal at the interval.
While Kane also attempted a second down the keeper’s throat with a beautifully struck volley, Erik Lamela forced another fine saving from the excellent Darlow.
As compared to the first-half although Spurs produced even fewer opportunities and struggled to double their lead, three points never looked in any doubt as Newcastle failed to secure a 90-minute shot on goal for the second consecutive week.
But once again this season, when Newcastle received a 95th-minute penalty after Dier was considered to have handled VAR and handball controversy erupted.
From the spot, Wilson made no mistake, slotting past Hugo Lloris for an unexpected draw.
Newcastle started the second half brightly but struggled to pressure the Spurs goal with Hugo Lloris totally uninvolved for most of the game.
Tottenham – Newcastle United 1-1
Goals: Moura 25 – Wilson 90+7.
Yellow Cards: Winks 90+6 – Shelvey 44, Joelinton 53, Lewis 82, Hayden 90.
Tottenham: Lloris, Doherty, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Lucas Moura (Lamela 79), Lo Celso (Ndombele 77), Son Heung-Min (Bergwijn 45), Kane.Newcastle United: Darlow, Manquillo, Hayden, Lascelles, Fernandez, Ritchie (Lewis 69), Almiron (Caroll 77), Shelvey, Hendrick (Murphy 74), Joelinton, Wilson.
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