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Spurs 1 Newcastle 2 – Match Report As It Happened

8:40 am, Monday, December 14th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

It was another outstanding win and another great second half display to give Newcastle our second win in a row for the first time since we beat QPR 1-0 at home last year in October.

That completed a five game winning streak and a six game winning streak in all competitions.

A sensational couple of goals from substitutes Mitrovic after 74 minutes and Ayoze Perez three minutes into the four minutes of stoppage time gave us all three points yesterday.

That was after we had gone down to an Eric Dier header after 39 minutes in a tough first half in which Rob Elliot kept us in the game with two fantastic saves from Eric Lamela.

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Players applaud Newcastle fans after the game

This is how we saw the game yesterday – as it happened.


Newcastle were playing in their dark blue and claret shirts.

Siem de Jong had a good chance early on and it seemed that his short was going into the goal but Cisse got in the way of it – and he could have stopped a Newcastle goal!

After 12 minutes there was some good play from Daryl Janmaat to cut out a long ball into the penalty area.

Spurs were playing well as we were trying to contain them and doing a decent job of that as it was important not to concede an early goal.

Than a decent left wing cross from Dummett after 32 minutes was headed wide by Papiss Cisse.

On 35 minutes Lamela hit a good shot at goal but Rob Elliot managed to get his right hand to the ball – to send it for a corner and that was a very good save from Rob – he looks in good form today.

And then three minutes later and it was Rob again as Lamela was straight through, chested down the ball and then hit it at goal at great speed – but somehow Elliot was equal to it,  as he brilliantly turned the ball over the cross-bar for a corner.

The speed of the ball would have beaten many goalkeepers.

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Eric Dier scores for Tottenham

After 39 minutes Tottenham went ahead from an Eriksen corner as Eric Dier was allowed to head the ball home without any real challenge coming from a Newcastle player.

Rob Elliot got his left hand to the ball but was unable to keep it out – but it was poor marking from the Newcastle defense.

That was far too simple a goal for Newcastle to give away a header from a corner – and it was Moussa Sissoko who put in a half-hearted challenge for the ball from the corner – give us a break.

At half time Newcastle had no attempts on target – no corners – and only 42% of the possession as we had tried to contain a good Spurs team.

Thanks to two fantastic saves from Elliot that it was only 1-0.

There were no changes at the break by either side.

After 52 minutes it was great work from Moussa Sissoko that set up Papiss Cisse with a great chance to equalize.

Cisse was through on goal in the inside left position but he hit his shot wide of the far post.

That was a good chance lost for the Magpies – we have to take those kind of chances.

Harry Kane hit a nice shot from the inside right position after 54 minutes and Rob Elliot was equal to it and able to turn the ball for a corner – that was easily cleared.

After 62 minutes Cisse got a header in that was saved by Lloris and it was Newcastle´s first attempt on target this afternoon – we just don´t have enough up front in the team right now.

With the Newcastle fans shouting for young Ayoze Perez to come on it seems Steve McClaren thinks that’s a good idea – and he replaced Siem de Jong after 65 minutes – who didn´t do too much today.

Mitrovic came on after 72 minutes for Papiss Cisse and just two minutes later Newcastle were level.

From  a left wing corner from Paul Dummett wit was Coloccini who headed the abll back across goal from the far post to Mbemba and the center-back headed it low towards goal.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic equalizes

The Tottenham defenders couldn’t clear the ball and Mitrovic hit it home and Newcastle were incredibly level and back in the game.

That was a training ground goal right there.

Newcastle were now coming more into the game and trying to win the thing as Spurs were having  a bit of a let-down having been on top during most if the game.

More excellent work from Moussa Sissoko on the right wing on 90 minutes gave Newcastle a great chance to go ahead when the ball came right across the goal to Mitrovic who somehow missed the ball altogether just a few yards out – we could have won it right there.

On 90 minutes on came Yoan Gouffran for Vurnon Anita, who had out in another hard-working performance for the side.

And then amazingly in stoppage time it was Ayoze Perez who was played through down the right wing and from the bye line and a very acute angle he hit the ball quickly across and into the goal for a sensational goal.

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Ayoze Perez scoring the winner

The shot was taken so early it caught Lloris unprepared and the ball bounced under him and into the net as the Newcastle players and fans went absolutely crazy with such an unbelievable winner late in the game.

Spurs players were looking around at each other and there’s only about a minute to go in the game.

And that’s it as the referee blows his whistle – another amazing win from our lads – completely unbelievable.

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Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (c); Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose; Tom Carroll, Eric Dier; Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen; Harry Kane
Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier, Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Josh Onomah, Heung-Min Son

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita (Yoan Gouffran 90), Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum; Siem de Jong (Ayoze Perez 65); Papiss Cisse (Aleksandar Mitrovic 72)
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Kevin Mbabu,  Florian Thauvin, 

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mindshaft // Dec 14, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    on way to work , going to be a fun day winding up the spuds fans … to be fair I had said to them they would win easily … I’ll ignore that and pretend I thought it was never in doubt …

  • 2 firebug666 // Dec 14, 2015 at 8:51 AM


    Just give them hell, they deserve all they get. lol

  • 3 hibbitt // Dec 14, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    the people writing SDJ off need to think what there saying he’s played 2 games 2 wins ….he was not expected to start a prem game till january he’s working hard with schoenmaker every day before training and people are saying get rid give the lad a chance he’s a quality player who’s has issues with his fitness he’s working hard to rectify the the problems he also has a good football brain and is a leader on and off the pitch give him a chance i think he will surprise a few on here

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Dec 14, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Lovely happy feeling and good mood this morning.

    I always thought Ash was a spurs fan…maybe not, looking at his reaction at the final whistle.

    Would be happy to get Matip or similar, but really hope we go nowhere near Townsend when we already have sissoko, wijni, aarons thauvin, even obertan. not really sold on austin either.

    People seem very fickle about SDJ. Last week everyone was singing his praises

  • 5 optimistic prime // Dec 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM


    What the camera didn’t pick up just before their celebration was Charnley saying to Ashley

    “We don’t need to spend now boss”

    No wonder the slug was happy

  • 6 firebug666 // Dec 14, 2015 at 9:06 AM


    Or maybe he was celebrating Peres’s increase in value after he scored the winner, or a combination of the two.

  • 7 mindshaft // Dec 14, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    The fickle football fan … SDJ is great, SDJ should be sold … haha
    Thought he’s one of the ones responsible for the turnaround … actually tries to organise players and is decent at linking play … the 1st half tactics of long ball negated his skills

  • 8 Sliema // Dec 14, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    SDJ has been one of the only in our current crop who looks like he can direct and orchestrate the players around him. Something we are missing badly.

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