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Newcastle deny Spurs return to top four in 2-2 draw

Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to switch as much as provisional fourth place within the Premier League after relegation-threatened Newcastle United held them to a 2-2 draw with a late equaliser from substitute Joe Willock at St James’ Park on Sunday.

The consequence leaves Spurs in fifth with 49 elements, two elements behind fourth-placed Chelsea, nonetheless West Ham United can go above every of their London rivals into the Champions League spots within the occasion that they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers away on Monday. It moreover marked the sixth time Spurs have did not win a league recreation this season after that they had been major at halftime.

The consequence left Newcastle three elements above third-bottom Fulham, who had been participating in at Aston Villa afterward Sunday. Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead with two targets in 4 minutes within the main half after Joelinton’s opener for Newcastle sooner than Arsenal loanee Willock struck to earn some extent.

“Everytime you’re forward in a sport, as now we have been loads this season, and also you give the lead away within the final 5 to 10 minutes, it’s all the time onerous to take,” Kane knowledgeable BBC Sport.

Newcastle took the lead after 28 minutes when sustained pressure observed them win the ball once more and Sean Longstaff found Joelinton on the far publish for the Brazilian to hearth residence. Nevertheless, the profit lasted barely 90 seconds as Spurs hit once more when Kane capitalised on a ricochet from Giovani Lo Celso’s transfer and tapped into an empty web two minutes later.

England striker Kane doubled the company’ lead within the thirty fourth when he peeled off his marker to acquire Tanguy Ndombele’s via ball sooner than pulling the set off with a low, angled shot earlier goalkeeper Martin Dubravka into the far nook of the web. Spurs had been quieter within the second half as Newcastle grew into the game nonetheless Kane had a golden various to score a hat-trick on a counter-attack nonetheless his effort hit the woodwork.

“I really feel like we might have performed higher within the second half. We had been a bit sloppy. We didn’t take our probabilities and received punished for it,” Kane added.

Newcastle’s perseverance lastly paid off within the eighty fifth minute when Willock pounced on a rebound on the once more publish to equalise after Tottenham did not clear Joelinton’s header. “I’m an Arsenal participant so it does makes it a bit sweeter,” Willock, who received right here on within the 79th minute, said. “(Supervisor Steve Bruce) instructed me to return on, run round and get within the field to try to rating targets. I’m comfortable I used to be ready to try this.”

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