Who Was Man Of The Match? Newcastle 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Who was Man Of The Match? Harry Kane

It was supposed to be the dawn of a new era at St. James’ Park. First game for Newcastle United under new ownership that coincided with manager Steve Bruce completing a 1000 games as a professional football manager. But none of that was sufficient to save yet another defeat for Newcastle, as Spurs beat them 3-1. For his one goal, and one assist, Harry Kane is today’s man of the match.

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Image Credits: @premierleague

The final score tells the story of the game, but the start was exactly what everyone associated with Newcastle United would have hoped for as Callum Wilson scored inside three minutes of the game. The joy however, was cut short pretty soon as Tanguy Ndombele equalised soon after in the 17th minute, while Harry Kane scored the 2nd of the game, and his first goal of the season 5 minutes later.

Son performs his trademark celebration after scoring against Newcastle
Image Credits: @SpursOfficial

The game had to be stopped just before midway due to a medical condition in the crowd, and the players were off the pitch.

Game resumed just at the stroke off half time, with 7 minutes added at the end of first half. Spurs capitalised in the first half of injury time, and added another goal, as Son Heung-Min met Harry Kane’s low pass in the 6 yard to make it 3-1 before half time.

Spurs controlled the game well in the second half, not allowing the team from Tyneside any sniff of the goal. There was late drama though. Jonjo Shelvy was sent off in the 83rd minute as Newcastle played the last 10 minutes of the game with 10 men. Also, a free kick in the 89th minute led to Eric Dier’s error which led to an own goal making it 3-2. However that did not shake Spurs, and the game ended 3-2

Lets check out Kane’s MOTM worthy stats:

Kane’s Stats:

Rating: 8.1

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 92

Touches: 36

Goal contribution: 1

Shots (on target): 1

Dribbles: 1

Key Passes: 2

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