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What A Win! Newcastle Down Spurs 0-1 In Defensive Masterclass


The second half started very similarly to the first half with Spurs having all the possession. An early Matt Ritchie booking would see Tottenham get a free kick in a dangerous area but Erik Lamela’s delivery was poor.

In the 51st minute, Spurs would get an opportunity when a deflection fell to Lamela but Fabian Schar was lightning quick in his reponse as he slid in to block the shot.

Spurs would bring new-signing Giovanni Lo Celso for Erik Lamela and then Christian Eriksen for Kyle Walker-Peters in the 62nd minute. They would maintain their pressure but Newcastle again held their shape and were able to quickly close any windows.

Joelinton– off the mark for Newcastle

There was a worry for Joelinton who pulled up with what looked like a groin injury. After receiving treatment, he was able to carry on. Though, Jamaal Lascelles would stumble in the box and inadvertently bring down Harry Kane. Mike Dean said it was no foul but Lascelles was injured during the incident. Lascelles would later be replaced by Federico Fernandez after receiving treatment but not being able to continue

In the 80th minute, Moussa Sissoko would beat Matt Ritchie to get a cross into the box that reached Lucas Moura. Moura thankfully didn’t have his shooting boots on today as he put it over the bar.

Joelinton was replaced by Yoshinori Muto in the 87th minute. What a performance by our Brazilian number 9. He held up play superbly this afternoon and got his first goal for the club.

In stoppage time, Moussa Sissoko would again pull back a dangerous cross into the box. This time it reached Harry Kane who fluffed his shot.

What a performance from the lads! An unexpected win and we are absolutely thrilled with this victory!


70 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #1

    credit where it’s due. who’d a thought !!!!!

    10
  • ChicoUSA

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Awesome!

    6
  • 89Norcal

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #3

    GEEETTTT INNN!!!

    7
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #4

    The way Krafth played we were effectively playing with ten men in that game, which makes it all the more remarkable. Absolutely stunning

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Reilly

    Munster’s comment will be interesting

    Tsunki’s will be better

    Mr Chopra that didn’t look like a dispirited team

    11
  • manxpie

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Haha Steve bruce “well fuskin played” 3 times live on sky you love to see it!

    9
  • cyprus

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #7

    A gutsy display. Proud of every single player. They gave everything they had.

    PS. Thanks VAR guy.

    6
  • Jib

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Michael Chopra and Tsunki

    Two gobshites
    working together

    11
  • Belfast

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Yasss get in! That should put talk of losing the dressing room to bed! Well done.

    Dummett outstanding.

    13
  • Toon Tang

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #10

    So we’re only a point off 5th spot

    3
  • swemag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Amazing. Classic.

    Still remember the game away at Spurs when Krul had his master game and we got away with 1-0 win. This was better, Spurs today is a top European team.

    Classic win.

    5
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Maybe all the criticism lit something in Bruce and that translated into him working harder and the players much more rigorously.

    All been a bit too casual and pally up until now.

    That was the battling spirit returned.

    No naval-gazing, have to back it up against Watford with another 3 or it will take the shine off this.

    11
  • swemag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #13

    I honestly thought it was a pen on Kane, but you just cannot argue with VAR can you ???? :)))

    8
  • Reilly

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Scythe,Krafth played well today,give the lad a chance.ffs

    12
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Atsu man of the match by a country mile.

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Joint 2nd bottom with Soton and Norwich

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Fantastic. Smash and grab. Everyone emptied their tanks today. Hayden the unsung hero in midfield.

    Set a record 1000 shuttles right and left preventing spurs from getting any shot in.

    5
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Swemag

    Dubs had only 2 or 3 saves to make today too. The defensive units in front of him was as good as anything we saw under Rafa.

    A bit of grace by Bruce mentioning that formation from last season wouldn’t go a miss, would help fan relations and might draw a line under it.

    5
  • SA Toon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #19

    What a team effort! What a result! Hopefully that will settle the nerves and take off some of the pressure. The 3 CBs are surely “man of the match”. They were legend!!

    3
  • Lost Plot

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Outstanding ?? ?

    1
  • geordietom

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #21

    told you all 1nil win to us . my man of the match every single player and the subs …

    well played lads proud of you all …

    6
  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #22

    wooohoooooo!!!

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Really was a Benitez performance, we must stick to this formation, the difference in organisation is like Night and day compared to the Norwich game

    6
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #24

    I’ll be honest- I think Dummett is a very poor left back but he really has found his position in the 3 at the back. Been really good all calender year.

    4
  • IrishRob

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #25

    I was probably the only one who said they were going to win. I just had a feeling. That was a better defensive display than I’ve seen in a long time, even better than the city match. They were so well organized and sooo soooooo disciplined and focus.

    Huge congratulations to the lads and Steve. Fair play is all I can say. Soo Fùcking proud of them when they play like that, win, loose or draw!!

    15
  • Lost Plot

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #26

    !!!

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Life is full of surprises!

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Physio bench going to take a hammering this week.

    4
  • geordie157

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #29

    I thought Kraft was alright today, like the team put in a shift. I still prefer Manquillo though.

    5
  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Thought Atsu was fantastic today. Played a bit like Marveaux. Was good on the ball. Joelinton had a better game, but still lacks pace. Longstaff wasn’t great. Need to improve our passing. Hopefully it’s not a lucky win and we continue to get these results.

    5
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Dummett a really poor LB? Boggles my mind some opinions on here. Defensively there are none better in the league at LB. Nobody ever got past him.

    18
  • Jib

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Channel 5
    A Bridge Too Far
    followed by Ashes highlights

    What a great day !

    4
  • archaeomag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Paul Dummett !!!!!
    That was like watching Raffa’s Newcastle!

    3
  • MAUTITOON

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Almiron contributed a lot to the defense today,and was giving his all for the shirt,highly appreciated.More of the same next please,only worry is the injuries sustained tonight,especially to maximin.

    7
  • jane

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #35

    “I honestly thought it was a pen on Kane, but you just cannot argue with VAR can you ???? :)))”

    i thought so too but i think Kane too readily fell over Lascelles instead of trying to get the ball.

    exciting/brilliant/buzzing. there’s going to be a lot of happy people out tonight.

    4
  • geordietom

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #36

    dummett got man of MOM ..

    2
  • Toon Tang

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #37

    So there’s defo a time time delay on live stuff then?

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Dummett is better at centre back, however, he’s technically poor and not good enough to play left back.

    2
  • lukes26

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #39

    maxi might be out for a few week…we could see matty on the bench in the next game

    0
  • Jib

    Aug 25, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    geordie157
    I thought Kraft was alright today, like the team put in a shift. I still prefer Manquillo though.

    Every good side needs competition for places

    2

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