Newcastle 2-3 Tottenham: Kane ends his goal drought as Spurs survive late scare to secure a win | EPL 2021-22

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United

Tottenham Hotspur edged out Newcastle United 3-2 at St James’ Park to secure three important points.

The hosts got off to a dream start after Callum Wilson found the net two minutes into the game. However, Spurs dominated the proceedings after that, with Tanguy Ndombele providing the equaliser. Harry Kane doubled the lead and also ended his goal drought in the process. The English striker set up a tap-in goal for Heung-min Son before the half-time whistle.

Despite creating a handful of chances in the second half, Spurs failed to add another goal to their tally. The Magpies’ night was seemingly over when Jonjo Shelvey received a red card in the 83rd minute. Eric Dier’s own goal in the dying minute gave the home side a slim hope of a come-back however Spurs managed to hold on to the 3-2 scoreline. 

Nuno Santo’s side have moved to fifth place in the table while Newcastle, who are nineteenth, have to wait for their first victory this season.

Kane returning to his best

The pressure had been mounting on Harry Kane, who has made a disappointing start to the season. Against the Magpies, the 29-year-old managed to end his goal drought in the Premier League this season by scoring the second goal of the evening for Spurs. Besides, he racked up an assist and put on a convincing display, which reminded everyone what a full-fledged Kane could do on his day. He would be hoping to build on this performance for the upcoming games.

Son Heung-min continues his excellent form.

The South Korean star has been arguably the best player in an otherwise inconsistent Spurs side this season. He was instrumental during Spurs’ win against Aston Villa before the international break, and today, he showed his class again. The 29-year-old has taken his tally to 4 goals and 2 assists in the Premier League this season.

A disappointing start for Newcastle’s new owners.

There were huge expectations for this game as Newcastle would be playing in front of their fans since the takeover by PIF. It also looked as if the Magpies could change their fortunes around after Wilson’s early opener but it was only flattering to deceive as the whole performance summed up their struggles this season. The takeover has papered the cracks for Magpies and they have a mountainous task to get out of the relegation zone. Steve Bruce has been receiving heavy criticism due to his failure to produce results and today’s defeat has certainly added to his woes. Bruce’s position as the Magpies manager also looks in grave danger as the new owners are keen on bringing in a new manager.