Tottenham capitalizes on Shelvey red, beats Newcastle 2-0

Tottenham capitalizes on Shelvey red, beats Newcastle 2-0

Tottenham capitalizes on Shelvey red, beats Newcastle 2-0

Tottenham Hotspur have named their starting eleven and substitutes to take on newly promoted Newcastle United in their Premier League opener at St. James' Park this afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino's men had second-half goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies to thank, as Spurs made use of the dismissal of Jonjo Shelvey for a stamp on Alli in order to claim three points on the road.

Shelvey, for reasons only he can explain, stood on Alli's foot as the Spurs player sat on the pitch.

Davies added Tottenham's second with 20 minutes remaining, finishing a slick move with a composed finish beyond Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot, Eriksen again the provider.

"I'm sure he'll be disappointed", Alli told Sky Sports. I don't want to talk about it too much. "There was no need to react".

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However, Arsenal's makeshift back three of Sead Kolasinac, Nacho Monreal and Rob Holding failed to stop Shinji Okazaki equalising just two minutes later.

Harry Kane, last season's Golden Boot victor, could have added more gloss but struck the post late on and his wait for a Premier League goal in August continues.

Walker-Peters had never played for the Spurs senior squad before Sunday's trip to Tyneside, but showed that he had the mental ability to be able to cope with the pressure of Premier League football as he formed part of the backline that kept an emphatic clean sheet.

Newcastle winger Christian Atsu said the temperamental Shelvey had apologised to his team mates after the game.

Eric Dier plays, as does Moussa Dembele, while there is also a start for former Magpie Moussa Sissoko. I think this season, they do have a team. "He apologised to everyone and we believe he will come back stronger".

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