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Kane Gets 9, Dier With 6 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Their Win Against Newcastle United

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The new dawn has begun at Newcastle United following the Saudi-backed takeover. But it remains the same old story on the pitch as they suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat against upbeat Tottenham Hotspur. The Lilywhites conceded in early minutes but scripted a swift comeback to secure all three points at St. James’ Park.

Below are the Tottenham Hotspur players rated in their win against Newcastle United.

Hugo Lloris: 6

Could have done nothing to stop Callum Wilson’s opener. Had a comfortable outing otherwise apart from a late scare in the aftermath of Dier’s own goal.

Emerson: 7

Whipped in crosses and long balls from the right-hand flank, made overlapping runs, also performed his defensive duties by holding the ball, drawing fouls and committing tackles.

Cristian Romero: 6.5

Impressive in deep defence as he did well to contain the likes of Wilson and Joelinton overcoming the early setback. Was spot on with his challenges, clearances and timely recoveries.

Eric Dier: 6

Was in the right place at the right time while partnering with Romero in the heart of the backline. Tried to play it out from the back to stage quick counter-attacks, however, conceded a bizarre own goal late in the match that handed the home side an unforeseen lifeline.

Sergio Reguilon: 7.5

Struggled at times at the back, but his marauding runs, pace and attacking involvement troubled the Magpies down the wide. Set it up for Ndombele who made no mistake to find an equalizer around the 17th-minute mark. His sprints kept on causing problems and drawing fouls, leading to Jonjo Shelvey’s dismissal in the closing minutes of the contest.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg: 7.5

Dominated the midfield game with plenty of touches and passes. Had an attempt on target denied by Karl Darlow, but the Danish ace made the difference when he assisted Harry Kane moments after Ndombele’s strike.

Oliver Skipp: 7

Maintained accuracy while passing the ball across the pitch, but he struggled to retain possession under pressure on a couple of occasions. Made some timely tackles and marshalled the backline to protect the lead.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung-min Son celebrates his goal
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammates after scoring their side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on October 17, 2021, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images). The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images ( and Imago Images (

Lucas Moura: 8

Was unfortunate to hit the woodwork. Was lively from the right-hand flank as his pace, cut insides and dribbles kept on causing menace in Newcastle defence. Played his part in Son’s goal that made it 3-1 moments before the half-time whistle.

Tanguy Ndombele: 8.5

Exhibited his all-round ability in the centre of the pitch. Operated in a slightly advanced role, but his work rate, ball-carrying trait and directness allowed Spurs to orchestrate the show. Scored the crucial equalizer and covered a lot of ground to control possession.

Heung-min Son: 8

His late first-half strike proved to be the decider. The South Korean sensation made a perfect run to convert Kane’s cross from a close range. Kept on exhibiting his creative spark despite getting dispossessed a few times down the left-hand flank.

Harry Kane: 9

Showed his poaching attribute by finding the net. Although it was initially ruled out for offside, the goal was eventually awarded after consulting VAR. He then set it up for Son who made no mistake finding the target.

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