Tottenham 2-2 Newcastle: Late Joe Willock strike dents Spurs’ top-four hopes

Arsenal loanee Joe Willock struck late for Newcastle in opposition to the Gunners’ arch-rivals Tottenham to dent Spurs’ top-four hopes – and provides the Toon a boot of their battle in opposition to the drop.

It appeared as if Steve Bruce’s aspect have been on for one more defeat after Harry Kane struck twice in a five-minute interval following Joelinton’s opener for the Magpies.

But Willock completed from shut vary in previous few minutes to earn a share of the spoils and go away Spurs two factors adrift of Chelsea in fourth.

Newcastle are three-points away from 18th-placed Fulham however may nonetheless drop into the underside three on purpose distinction if the Cottagers beat Aston Villa.

The guests have been indebted to a effective double-save by skipper Hugo Lloris to disclaim Dwight Gayle as he latched on to Jonjo Shelvey’s Nineteenth-minute cross after which adopted up his preliminary effort, whereas Carlos Vinicius noticed a Twenty fourth-minute strike appropriately dominated out for offside.

Kane scored twice for Tottenham

However, it was the house aspect who took the lead 4 minutes later when Matt Ritchie picked up possession huge on the left and fed Sean Longstaff, whose cross was completely weighted for Joelinton to fore previous the helpless Lloris.

However, the lead lasted simply seconds when Emil Krafth may solely serve up the ball to Kane as he tried to chop out Giovani Lo Celso’s cross and the striker tapped into the empty web.

Worse was to comply with for Newcastle with 34 minutes gone when midfielder Tanguy Ndombele cut up the defence to seek out Kane, who dispatched the ball previous Martin Dubravka to make it 2-1.

Bruce’s males regrouped because the half-time whistle approached, however discovered themselves largely on the again foot as Spurs made it to the break 2-1 forward.

The Magpies compelled their manner again on stage phrases with 5 minutes remaining when Joelinton headed Ritchie’s cross again throughout purpose and though Lloris stored out Miguel Almiron’s header, substitute Willock crashed dwelling the equaliser off the underside of the bar.

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