Tottenham Hotspur entertained Newcastle United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this evening as they focused on securing a positive result at home in the Premier League. Spurs made a quick start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 26th minute when Destiny Udogie got his name on the scoresheet. Richarlison doubled Tottenham’s advantage just 12 minutes later as Angelos Postecoglu’s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Richarlison killed the game off at the hour mark before Heung-min Son added another goal late in the game. Joelinton grabbed a consolation goal for Newcastle in injury time but the North London club ran away with a dominant 4-1 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham Hotspur player fared during the contest against the Magpies.
GK: Guglielmo Vicario – 6.5/10
He made a couple of solid saves at the back but failed to secure a clean sheet this evening.
RB: Pedro Porro – 8.5/10
Porro performed his defensive duties well and made a few key chances for his teammates in the final third. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
CB: Cristian Romero – 7/10
He got stuck in with a few crunching tackles and was a good presence on the ball.
CB: Ben Davies – 7/10
Davies put his foot through the ball when needed but will be disappointed for conceding a late goal.
LB: Destiny Udogie – 8/10
He did his fair share of defending and made two inviting chances from the left flank. Udogie was responsible for scoring the opening goal in the 26th minute.
CM: Pape Matar Sarr – 7.5/10
Sarr anchored the midfield well and was a lively presence in the opponent’s half.
CM: Yves Bissouma – 8/10
Bissouma offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and was bright when on the ball.
RW: Brennan Johnson – 8/10
He caused a lot of headaches for the Newcastle defenders and did everything but score today.
CAM: Dejan Kulusevski – 8/10
Kulusevski made a lot of meaningful openings for others around him but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.
LW: Heung-min Son – 9.5/10
Son was a constant menace inside the opponent’s penalty box and has got a goal and two assists to show for his efforts.
ST: Richarlison – 9/10
He was not shy of having a strike at goal and scored a brace which would do his confidence a world of good.
CM: Giovani Lo Celso – 6/10
Lo Celso made one good run with the ball.
CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 5/10
He made a poor error at the back.
RW: Bryan Gil – N/A
CM: Oliver Skipp – N/A
ST: Jamie Donley – N/A