Tottenham moved into 2nd within the Premier League as Son Heung-min struck late to grunt a courageous Newcastle a level at Wembley Stadium.
The South Korean forward benefitted from a Martin Dubravka error with seven minutes left as his highly efficient 20-yard shot went beneath the Newcastle goalkeeper’s body.
The away aspect were properly organised and gritty during, with Fabian Schar’s acrobatic goalline clearance to grunt Christian Eriksen within the 2nd half of epitomising their spirit.
Rafael Benitez’s aspect had probabilities of their very indulge in, with Salomon Rondon heading towards the put up with the acquire at 0-0 nonetheless their resistance was once damaged when exchange Fernando Llorente laid the ball off for Son to acquire a ninth procedure in his previous 10 Spurs appearances.
The steal draw Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect dwelling a Premier League file as they reached 29 matches in a row with out a design, eclipsing Bolton’s mark of 28 dwelling in 2011.
Newcastle protect 14th before the 15:00 GMT kick-offs.
- Relive Tottenham’s late steal
Son and persistence steal the day
Spurs’ lack of attracts per chance shows they refuse to set up and that has no doubt been the case in recent weeks with late dreams earning wins towards Fulham, Watford and now Newcastle.
The snatching of such wins parts to the extra or less spirit Pochettino has wanted from his gamers when faced with injuries to key names like Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Perchance no-one has stepped up greater than Son.
His return from South Korea duty at the Asian Cup has confirmed key and correct as fatigue regarded to be atmosphere in at Wembley, he realized the residence to steal it.
It was once the 14th procedure he has been straight all in favour of during his previous 10 Tottenham outings and within the slay moved his aspect above Manchester Metropolis – who play Arsenal on Sunday – and 4 parts within the help of leaders Liverpool.
No-one had extra photographs than Son’s 5 nonetheless Llorente’s introduction from the bench on the hour was once also pivotal as he served up the lend a hand.
Spurs, with lend a hand from Dubravka, within the slay realized an acknowledge towards an aspect who sat deep in a 5-4-1 formation and threatened in pockets on the atomize.
Given Lucas Moura headed large from close fluctuate early on, Erik Lamela headed towards the bar and Schar’s clearance from Eriksen, few can also argue Spurs did not deserve three parts.
Pochettino can also not be *** that simplest four of their 21 photographs hit the procedure nonetheless they purchased the job done for a third league steal in a row.
Newcastle present promise in defeat
Newcastle, while defensive, regarded confident of their tactics following Wednesday’s shock steal over Manchester Metropolis.
Their flit-backs – DeAndre Yedlin and Matt Ritchie – tucked in to carry out a narrow help 5 and Spurs were over and over compelled left.
Jan Vertonghen had delivered 9 crosses by half of-time, his top mark within the Premier League, as Newcastle’s plans largely labored.
And with Rondon a presence up top they had probabilities of their very indulge in. He noticed an effort blocked within the sector before the atomize and per chance can also restful discover opened the scoring after the interval when his guided header hit the put up with Hugo Lloris beaten.
Ayoze Perez also warmed the hands of the Spurs keeper from lengthy fluctuate within the 2nd interval as Newcastle showed pockets of menace for their 28% possession.
They will also were better on the ball for sessions, nonetheless Benitez will stumble on at the dogged shows of Schar and Jamaal Lascelles as positives, alongside with the habitual resistance his aspect equipped.
January addition Antonio Barreca came off the bench for his debut late on, while file signing Miguel Almiron was once ineligible while he awaits a visa.
If the fresh £20m forward brings the usual followers crave, gutsy shows like this would possibly perhaps well even at least give him a solid platform from which to originate.
Man of the match – Son Heung-min
Fernando turns provider – key stats
- Newcastle discover misplaced their previous eight visits to Wembley in all competitions since a hit the 1955 FA Cup remaining towards Manchester Metropolis – extending their file for worst ever shedding scamper by a team at the stadium.
- Tottenham discover misplaced correct one of their previous 27 home Premier League video games in February (W19 D7).
- Newcastle discover misplaced 13 of their previous 14 Premier League video games away to ‘huge six’ groups (D1), since beating Tottenham 2-1 in December 2015.
- Fernando Llorente has been all in favour of seven dreams in his previous eight appearances for Tottenham in all competitions (5 dreams, two assists).
- Llorente equipped assists in help to help league video games for the critical time since March 2008 for Athletic Bilbao.
The Llorente affect – what they mentioned
Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino: “It was once difficult to search out home. We created some probabilities within the critical and 2nd half of nonetheless crucial take into consideration the slay is to wait on pushing and it was once a huge effort again within the 2nd game consecutively. All over again I have to praise my gamers.
“Llorente, after Harry Kane’s smash, plays four video games in a row and with three days’ restoration the habitual factor is to rotate. It upsets me a minute bit bit attributable to the debate in England is difficult to take care of. That it’s probably you’ll also discover 24 gamers or not it’s miles crucial to utilize.”
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez: “I judge we did properly within the critical half of and we had probabilities before every a part of the 2nd half of. They were pushing laborious, we were defending properly and this procedure we can also’ve steer clear off.
“Now we have to present credit to Son attributable to the shot was once a true form one and we hit the put up within the 2nd half of, that was once a huge likelihood for us. It is crucial to present credit to Tottenham attributable to they discover injuries. It was once not easy for us.”
Tottenham welcome Leicester to Wembley on Sunday, 10 February (13:30 GMT), while Newcastle shuttle to Wolves a day later (20:00 GMT).