Ratings, analyzes and highlights as Spurs move past Arsenal in the Champions League race



Tottenham 5-1 Newcastle United (Davies 43 ′, Doherty 48 ′Son 54 ′, Emerson 63 ′, Bergwijn 83 ′ | Schar 39 ′)

Tottenham rose to 4. i Premier League with an emphatic thump of Newcastle who put pressure on their rivals in the race for the latter Champions League spot.

Arsenal have to win away at Crystal Palace on Monday night to displace their north London rivals, even though Mikel Arteta’s men have two matches in hand.

After a patient start where the Spurs put in their opponents without creating any gilded chances, it was Newcastle who could have taken the lead in 22 minutes through Joe Willock, but for a crucial block by Cristian Romero.

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By IChief Football Writer Daniel Storey

Spurs (3-4-3)

  • Lloris – 6
  • Romero – 6
  • Animal – 7
  • Davis – 8
  • Emerson – 7
  • Bentancur – 7
  • Højbjerg – 6
  • Doherty – 9
  • Kulusevski – 8
  • Kane – 8
  • Sun – 9

Subs:

  • Gollini – N / A
  • Rodon – N / A
  • Sanchez – N / A
  • Bowden – N / A
  • White – N / A
  • Blink – 6
  • Bergwijn – 7
  • Moura – 6
  • Scarlett – N / A

Newcastle (4-3-3)

  • Dubravka – 5
  • Manquillo – 5
  • Schar – 6
  • Incineration – 4
  • Target – 5
  • Willock – 6
  • Shelvey – 5
  • Joelinton – 5
  • Phrases – 5
  • Wood – 4
  • Saint-Maximin – 5

Subs:

  • Darlow – N / A
  • Dummett – N / A
  • Power – N / A
  • Lascelles – 6
  • Murphy – 6
  • Ritchie – N / A
  • Guimaraes – 6
  • Longstaff – N / A
  • Gayle – N / A

The chance did not do much to stop Spurs’ dominance, but Newcastle continued to refuse the hosts and exploited in excellent style in 39 minutes as the midfield Fabian Schar curled a free kick through Hugo Lloris’s gloves to 1-0.

However, it turned out to be a short lead and the parity was restored only four minutes later Son Heung-min picked up a cleared corner and delivered to Ben Davies to look home from close range.

Spurs came flying out of the traps after the break and quickly took the lead when an unmarked Matt Doherty joked into the back post to get to the end of one Harry Kane delivery.

Kane was again crucial minutes later as two turned into three that came into play Dejan Kulusevski down in the right side. The Swede squared it to Son, who took a touch and fired home.

The game was then put to bed in the 63rd minute, then Emerson Royal scored his first goal for the club. A neat one-two from Doherty and Kulusevski had freed up space for the former to deliver the ball, and Emerson made no mistake from six yards.

Newcastle knew they were beaten and rounded off a dismal show in the second half by cashing in a fifth.

Compensation Steven Bergwijn broke free on a quick counterattack and jumped coolly past Dubravka in the bottom corner.



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