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Newcastle United 6-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle got back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon as they slaughtered Tottenham Hotspur 6-1 at St James’ Park. Five of the hosts goals came inside the first 21minutes of the game, Alexander Isak and Jacob Murphy grabbing a brace and Joelinton netting the other. Harry Kane scored just after the start of the second half before Wilson added Newcastle’s sixth.

Eddie Howe made one change to the side that got battered by Aston Villa last weekend. Sean Longstaff coming in for Anthony Gordon who dropped to the bench. There was also one change made by the visitors, Pape Sarr featured from the start which meant that Clement Lenglett would have to make do with a place on the bench.

The home side made a flying start to the match and took the lead inside the first minute. Joelinton picked the ball up on the left hand side before cutting inside and taking a shot at goal, Lloris could only parry it into the path of Murphy who slotted it home. Newcastle doubled their lead five minutes later when Joelinton smartly rounded past the keeper and rolled the ball into the back of the net after a inch-perfect ball from Schar caught Porro napping. Murphy grabbed his second goal of the game just after the ten minute mark with a screamer of a strike from 30yards out which left Lloris rooted to his spot. The visitors registered their first “attempt” at goal after 13minutes, Skipp pulled one back for Kane but he pulled it wide. Isak got in on the goals just as before the 20minute mark, Willock with the inside of his foot played the ball in for the big swede and buries it low past the keeper. Just two minutes later it was 5-0 and it was Isak once more with the goal. Longstaff cut the ball back and the in-form striker done the rest. The hosts pressed on for a sixth in the first half and they almost got it just before the interval, Longstaff was teed up from outside the penalty area but his effort was deflected away for a corner. Half Time Newcastle United 5 – Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Kane pulled a goal back for the visitors just minutes after the restart when he beat Schar then drilled it past Pope. A brief moment for the visiting supports to cheer about…the ones that were still there anyway!. It was almost six for the hosts less than ten minutes after the restart when Longstaff’s deflected shot at goal just missed the head of Isak who was waiting to tuck it away. Porro lashed one into the side netting just after the hour mark following a nice bit of play from Heung-Min. Newcastle brought on Wilson & Almiron in place of Isak & Murphy and the two substitutes combined to grab the Magpie’s sixth goal of the game. Trippier passed the ball to Almiron who shot at goal, his effort was deflected off Romero into the path of Wilson who slotted home from six-yards. Gordon almost grabbed his first goal for the Magpies as the clock approached 80minutes. Willock drove the ball forward and played it in for Gordon but his shot was scooped off the line for a corner. Danjuma forced Pope into making a save in the final few minutes of the game with a strike from close range but it didn’t cause too much issue for the giant in the goal. Full Time Newcastle United 6 – Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Sutty’s Full Time Thoughts: Who predicted 5 goals inside the opening 20 minutes?? Not me that’s for sure. We looked ruthless from the first whistle and Tottenham were made to look like a Sunday league pub team. The whole team were incredible today but Jacob Murphy and Joelinton were the standout performers for me. Murphy thoroughly deserved his two goals and Joelinton once more backing up on the comments made by Eddie Howe saying that he was “invaluable” to the team. Murphy has often took stick from the Geordie faithful but since Eddie took over, he has also been invaluable and made himself a key part of the team. Newcastle are once more back into third place and they are now six points clear of Spurs in fifth place. For those trivia buffs out there, the last time we scored 5 goals in a game at the Leazes End was against Tottenham in December 1996 when we beat them 7-1. Going into today, we had only scored 10 goals in front of the Leazes End all season….we managed to score half that amount in 20minutes. Lastly, Wilson’s strike is our 100th goal in all competitions under Eddie Howe. Newcastle United are massive…fact!

What’s Next? The Magpies travel to Goodison Park on Thursday 27th April as they face Everton in a 7:45pm KO live on BT Sport. Tottenham Hotspur also play on Thursday 27th April, they host Manchester United in a 8:15pm KO.

Newcastle United Line Up: N Pope, K Trippier © (69, J Manquillo), F Schar (72, J Lascelles), S Botman, D Burn, J Willock, S Longstaff, B Guimaraes (69, A Gordon), Joelinton, A Isak (65, C Wilson), J Murphy (65, M Almiron).

Newcastle United Bench: M Dubravka, J Lascelles, J Manquillo, M Targett, M Ritchie, M Almiron, E Anderson, A Gordon, C Wilson.

Tottenham Hotspur Line Up: H Lloris © (45, F Forster), I Perisic, E Dier, C Romero, P Porro, O Skipp, P Emile Hojbjerg, P Sarr (23, D Sanchez), S Heung-Min (83, Richarlison) , H Kane, D Kulusevski (61, A Danjuma)

Tottenham Hotspur Bench: F Forster, D Sanchez, J Tanganga, B Davies, C Lenglet, A Danjuma, A Devine, R Mundle, Richarlison.

Match Officials: David Coote (Referee), Simon Bennett & Timothy Wood (Assistant’s), John Brooks (Fourth Official), Neil Swarbrick (VAR), Richard West (Assistant VAR).


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