Newcastle United sat deep and stunned Spurs back in August with a 1-0 win.
Newcastle United will try to move past back-to-back Premier League losses when they face Spurs on Wednesday. The Magpies will be looking to take the double from Tottenham as they defeated the London side earlier this season. We revisit that early-season victory.
Newcastle United 1, Spurs 0
GK: Martin Dubravka
DEF: Emil Krafth, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Paul Dummett, Matt Ritchie
MID: Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, Allan Saint-Maximin
Substitutes: Christian Atsu, Federico Fernandez, Yoshinori Muto
19.8% possession, eight shots (three on target), 54 clearances
Newcastle United’s first win of this season was truly something to behold. Playing on the road vs. Spurs, Steve Bruce set up his team to sit deep, defend, and try and take advantage on the break. It wasn’t pretty, there were injuries, and it was stressful to watch. But, it was a much-needed win against a top side.
Allan Saint-Maximin had to sub off early in this match after aggravating a hamstring injury. Ten minutes later, his replacement, Christian Atsu, would play a major role in this match’s only goal. The winger curled in a perfect pass to Joelinton, who had given himself some space with good movement off the ball. The number nine controlled Atsu’s pass and buried his chance.
Outside of that moment, it was a match of defending for the Magpies. They were forced to absorb pressure and try to limit the quality chances for Spurs. The backline of Schar, Dummett, and Lascelles (before leaving with an injury to be replaced by Fernandez) only allowed a couple of shots to get to Martin Dubravka and he kept both of them out.