Newcastle United faced off against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier today as they hoped to grind out a good result on their travels in the Premier League. The Magpies made a slow start to the contest and conceded the opening goal in the 26th minute when Destiny Udogie found the back of the net. Richarlison made it 2-0 to Tottenham just 12 minutes later as Eddie Howe’s players went into the half-time interval 2-0 down on the scoreline.
Richarlison scored again for the home team in the 60th minute before Heung-min Son put the icing on the cake as he got his name on the scoresheet in the 85th minute. Joelinton got a goal back for Newcastle in injury time as they crashed to a poor 4-1 defeat away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player performed during the match against Spurs.
GK: Martin Dubravka – 7/10
Dubravka made a lot of crucial saves at the back but still conceded four times this evening.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 6/10
He was far from convincing when defending inside his half but made two good chances in the final third.
CB: Jamaal Lascelles – 5.5/10
Lascelles made his fair share of clearances on the defensive end of the field but it was not enough today.
CB: Fabian Schar – 6/10
He put his foot through the ball when he could but failed to stop the Tottenham attackers from causing chaos during the game.
LB: Tino Livramento – 6/10
He produced a disjointed performance on the left flank.
CM: Lewis Miley – 6/10
Miley got stuck in with a few solid tackles but has got nothing to show for his efforts.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 7/10
The Brazilian talent offered decent protection for his backline but lacked quality on the ball.
CM: Joelinton – 6.5/10
Joelinton was lively in the final third and managed to find the back of the net in injury time.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 7/10
He made two decent runs with the ball and came back to defend when needed.
ST: Alexander Isak – 6/10
Isak was quiet for most of his time on the field.
LW: Anthony Gordon – 6/10
Gordon engineered a couple of inviting chances for his teammates but failed to threaten the Tottenham goal.
ST: Callum Wilson – 7/10
He came off the bench and bagged an assist.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 6/10
Longstaff added some energy to Newcastle’s midfield.
LW: Lewis Hall – 6/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game.
CM: Matt Ritchie – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
CB: Emil Krafth – N/A