Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle: Harsh handball rule hands a point to the visitors

Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle-Lucas Moura

Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw against Newcastle in the Premier League earlier today at Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Lucas Moura scored the opening goal of the game on the 25th minute and Tottenham seemed in control after that.

The Londoners had other chances to increase their advantage but the failed to convert those.

Newcastle eventually got back into the game deep into injury time when Andy Carroll’s header came off Eric Dier’s hand in Spurs penalty box. Callum Wilson levelled the score in dying moments of the match, which saw Jose Mourinho moving out through the tunnel.

The new handball rule states that a penalty will be awarded if the ball hits the hand of a player in his own box regardless of whether it was accidental. 

Jose Mourinho and the Tottenham players seemed furious with the decision but Newcastle striker Callum Wilson stepped up to score the equaliser.

Steve Bruce will be delighted to have taken a point out of this game but Newcastle will have to improve a lot in the coming weeks.

They lacked intensity off the ball and they were poor going forward as well.

Meanwhile, Son has picked up a hamstring injury for Tottenham and the South Korean attacker is set to be sidelined for a while.

The injury blow will probably hurt Mourinho and Tottenham more than the draw.  Son is one of the best players at the club and his absence could lead to more points being dropped in the coming weeks.