Improved Performance From Newcastle But Another Defeat

Newcastle United lost their fourth game in a row at Wembley last night against Tottenham by the only goal of the game scored by Harry Kane after 50 minutes.

Matt Ritchie and DeAndre Yedlin were recalled to the side, and it was an improved performance from Newcastle with Jonjo Shelvey hitting a post and Newcastle containing the Spurs attack in the first half.

Newcastle again created the chances, but we couldn’t score and once Kane scored five minutes into the second half Spurs were able to hold on for the win.

They ensured qualification for the Champions League with the win and another top-four place.

The defeat leaves us in 10th place on 41 points with three other clubs on that same total and Brighton one point behind with one game to play.

But it’s clear from this game that we need two strikers this summer who can score goals.

Harry Kane – scored the winner after 50 minutes

The result is another disappointment for Newcastle fans, but we still have a chance to finish in 10th place if we can beat Chelsea on Sunday.

But somebody needs to score a goal or two for us.

Huddersfield ensured Premier League football next season by drawing 1-1 at Stamford Bridge last night – good for them, so all three promoted clubs survived this season.

At least it’s obvious what our main transfer targets have to be this summer – a couple of good strikers who can score goals.

And we will probably see both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle leave the club.

Bottom line – an improved performance from Newcastle but another defeat.


Newcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Shelvey, Diame; Ritchie, Perez, Kenedy (Murphy, 71); Gayle (Joselu, 77).
Subs not used: Darlow, Manquillo, Haidara, Hayden, Merino.

Tottenham:  Lloris, Trippier (Alderweireld, 83), Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama (Rose, 88), Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son (Lamela, 77), Kane.
Subs not used: Vorm, Llorente, Foyth, Moura.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Preston)

Attendance: 54,923 

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3 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    May 10, 2018 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Thanks for the mention jesper.

  • DubaiMicky

    May 10, 2018 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Diame or Shelvey for me, I went for Mo in the end.

    Must say Murphy was great when he was brought on, so much different to his last game.

  • JohnJ

    May 10, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #3

    I believe that you’ll see more from Murphy next season. I’m sure he will come on leaps and bounds under Rafa………. If Rafa is still our Manager that is. I hope he will be as I’d be as gutted as I was when Keegan walked out due to lack of support from a certain person who is the present owner of our club! I’m disappointed that we have lost the last four games but they were all by a single goal. It makes you wonder where we would have finished in the Premier League if Ashley had supported Rafa with a decent Centre Forward! But for now we can take satisfaction in the fact that we have achieved the main objective…… Premier League survival – Lets hope Mr Ashley can find a buyer that will pay his “greedy price” for OUR club!


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