45+2 min Newcastle keep the ball alive after a Shelvey free-kick is cleared. Eventually Joelinton eases the ball through to Longstaff, who shoots well wide from a tight angle.
45 min Lo Celso is booked for fouling Almiron off the ball.
44 min “I agree that Harry Kane is a majestic footballer, but it’s hard to say exactly why,” says Gary Naylor. “I’d venture that the main reason is his decision-making, a vital component of any great player in any sport, but Kane seems “next level” (as the kids say).”
His technique is very good with both feet, but I’d probably agree that his brain is his biggest asset.
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42 min: Chance for Newcastle Gayle overhits a simple angled pass to Almiron, who would have been through on goal. It won’t show in the stats but that was a great opportunity.
39 min Shelvey’s outswinging corner is met by Lascelles, whose volley deflects behind for another corner. Ritchie takes the second one and Hojbjerg heads clear.
39 min Murphy’s dangerous low cross is kicked behind by the stretching Rodon. It was a vital interception, with Gayle waiting behind him, though he hurt himself in the process.
36 min This isn’t news, but Harry Kane really is the most majestic footballer.
at 9.42am EDT
Harry Kane has his second, and it was a cracking finish. Ndombele surged through midfield and reversed a fine pass to Kane in the inside-right channel. His first touch was perfect, pushing the ball into the space so that he could run on and thump it under Dubravka. That’s a superb goal.
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34 min “Ah the tragedy of Newcastle,” says Mary Waltz. “They thoroughly outplay Spurs, get a much deserved goal, and give it right back in less then 90 seconds. They have the stink of relegation all over them.”
Eau de EFL is my favourite aftershave.
at 9.39am EDT
32 min Vinicius’s low cross towards Lo Celso (I think) is brilliantly cleared by Ritchie in the six-yard box.
Lo Celso, on the right, poked an angled ball towards Kane in the area. Krafth nipped in front of him but then tried to run the ball to safety instead of clearing it. It ricocheted off Kane and past Dubravka, allowing Kane to run on and stab it into the empty net from a few yards.