Tottenham Hotspur clashed heads with Newcastle United at St. James’ Park earlier today as they looked to earn a win on the road in the Premier League. Spurs made a horror start to the game and found themselves 5-0 down after just 21 minutes as the Magpies tore them apart thanks to a brace each from Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak, and a goal from Joelinton. The North London club went into the half-time break 5-0 down on the scoreline.
Harry Kane got a goal back for the visitors in the 49th minute. However, Callum Wilson scored Newcastle’s sixth goal in the 67th minute. The match finished with Tottenham suffering a poor 6-1 loss away at Tyneside.
Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham Hotspur player fared during the match against the Magpies.
GK: Hugo Lloris – 5/10
Lloris was one of the toughest first half-s of his career and was replaced at half-time.
RB: Pedro Porro – 5.5/10
He didn’t impress with his performance defensively but managed to engineer two good chances going forward.
CB: Cristian Romero – 5/10
Romero made a lot of important clearances at the back but still ended up shipping in six goals today.
CB: Eric Dier – 5/10
The English talent was far from convincing at the back and gave away the ball cheaply at times.
LB: Ivan Perisic – 6.5/10
Perisic was a positive influence at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Pape Sarr – 5.5/10
He made a poor start to the game and had to be substituted in the 22nd minute.
CM: Oliver Skipp – 6/10
Skipp tried his best to protect his backline but it was not enough today.
CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6/10
He made a slow start to the game but secured an assist in the second half for setting up Kane’s goal.
RW: Dejan Kulusevski – 6.5/10
Kulusevski made some encouraging runs with the ball and made some solid tackles as well.
ST: Harry Kane – 7/10
The England international scored his team’s only goal in the 49th minute.
LW: Heung-min Son – 6/10
He struggled to threaten the Newcastle goal and did well to last 82 minutes.
CB: Davinson Sanchez – 7/10
He was mostly solid at the back and made one decent run with the ball.
GK: Fraser Forster – 6/10
Forster conceded one goal in the second half.
LW: Arnaut Danjuma – 6/10
He had a couple of bright moments in the game.
RAM: Richarlison – N/A
Richarlison didn’t get enough time to make an impact.