Author: John Mawuli Atidigah
In a match corresponding to matchday 30 of the Premier League, Newcastle and Tottenham did not draw differences and finished 2-2 at St. James’ Park.
José Mourinho’s Tottenham left points on the road again, this time on his visit to Newcastle, and the fight for the Champions League places is uphill for them. Despite Harry Kane’s double, the London team could not go beyond the draw against the ‘magpies’, who tied the actions with a goal from Joe Willock in the final minutes of the match. For its part, Steve Bruce’s team breathes a little calm with this tie, although they continue to see the red zone from very close.
The match started with Newcastle posing their classic 5-3-2 waiting and playing on the counter attack. On the other side came Mourinho’s Spurs, with Heugh Min Son, on the bench. Tottenham took over the ball quickly and through the creativity of Ndombele and Lo Celso began looking for the first goal of the game. Arriving at 20 minutes into the first half, the game began to pair up and the Magpies were going to have the first clear of the game. A wonderful double cover from Lloris to Gayle avoided what would have been the first goal of Bruce’s team.
The action began at 28 ‘, a huge error in Tottenham’s departure by Sánchez, first, and then Tanganga was going to serve the goal to Joelinton and the Magpies were going to convert the first of the game. Without many laps, the Spurs reacted quickly and the next play a great pass from Gio Lo Celso enabled Harry Kane and the scorer did not forgive and sealed the partial tie.
Finally, Mourinho’s men did not lower the intensity and took advantage of the emotional impulse of the tie to look for the second before the close of the first 45 minutes. Ten minutes before the closing, a great play by Tanguy Ndombele, who enabled Kane in the area and for the English to score the second goal, sign his double and Tottenham go 2 to 1 up in the first half
The second part started much less intense, with Newcastle taking over the attack and Tottenham a little more relegated. Mourinho opted to have South Korean Son enter for Carlos Vinicius at halftime. Until minute 65 ‘it was a very short game, many fouls and little speed of play.
Joelinton, on two occasions, had the tie that was denied to the Magpies. Finally and after a very clear play from Harry Kane’s goal, Willock hooked a rebound from Tottenham’s defense and put the tie. The game was against the Spurs who did not know how to find the return of the game.
The game ended 2 to 2, Mourinho’s Spurs let two fucking keys escape in the fight for the Champions League places while Newcastle rescued a point to continue trying to escape from relegation. A very friction game where if Tottenham had been more effective and better in the last pass, they would have scored more goals.