The lads have come through with a massive result after a fighting performance at St. James’ Park against Spurs. Second-half substitute Joe Willock’s late goal handed Newcastle a well-deserved 2-2 draw.
Newcastle emerged for the second half unchanged after going down 2-1 in an eventful first half. Miguel Almiron immediately tested Lloris with a shot from the right side of the box. It appeared to be going wide but Lloris took no chances and Newcastle won an early corner.
Newcastle continued their bright start to the half showing an intent to push players forward. However, they continued to have trouble crafting really good chances to threaten Lloris.
Spurs almost added a third goal in the 66th minute. After a succession of corners, Dubravka punched the ball high into the air where a surging Tanganga headed it towards goal. Thankfully, it was straight to Almiron who headed the ball off the line.
Joelinton should have had his second just minutes later. After Murphy laid the ball off to Krafth down the right flank, the Swede sent a high cross which found Joelinton at the back post. He gathered the ball but his shot was poor and dribbled wide and out for a goal kick.
Bruce made his first change bringing Allan Saint-Maximin on for Dwight Gayle in the 71st minute. Saint-Maximin joined Joelinton upfront. Bruce then brought Joe Willock on for Krafth which pushed Shelvey very deep. The final change came in the 82nd minute with Javier Manquillo in for Murphy who appeared to be hobbled.
Harry Kane almost had his hat trick after a counter from a Newcastle corner. Paul Dummett did well to disrupt the break but the ball found Kane in the box. The striker took his shot which struck the outside of the near post.
Newcastle immediately launched an attack as Saint-Maximin surged up the pitch and found Matt Ritchie down the left. Ritchie put in a cross that was flicked back across the box. Joe Willock burst forward to blast the ball off the underside of the crossbar to make it 2-2 in the 84th minute.
Spurs pushed for a winner but Newcastle were able to keep them at bay to see out the match with a massive point. Now let’s hope Fulham don’t win so Newcastle can stay out of the bottom three.