Premier League • Day 30
  • 2nd Half
  • Newcastle United
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Lo CelsoBale
    88'
  • Willock
    85'
  • Almirón
    85'
  • MurphyManquillo
    83'
  • KrafthWillock
    79'
  • Shelvey
    72'
  • GayleSaint-Maximin
    71'
  • Dummett
    65'
  • MouraLamela
    64'
  • Tanganga
    63'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Newcastle United
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • ViníciusSon
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Newcastle United
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Lo Celso
    45'
  • Kane
    34'
  • Kane
    30'
  • Joelinton
    28'
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  • End of 2nd Half
90+4'

FULL-TIME: Newcastle 2-2 Spurs

Credit where credit's due. Steve Bruce has deservedly received a lot of stick from Newcastle fans, but he set the team up positively today and thought outside of the box with his team selection. They created the wealth of opportunities and weirdly, they might be slightly disappointed with a draw, for which they only have their poor finishing to blame. Spurs defended poorly and Vinicius and Son having quiet performances limited their efficacy in attack, but could Mourinho have done more? Probably.

90+2'

CHANCE!! Lamela struggles to control Reguilon's cross towards the far post and ends up hitting it into the side netting. Should've tried a rabona!

89' 

It seems not! Bale's free-kick goes well over and into the solar system.

  • Gareth Bale
    OffGiovani Lo CelsoTottenham HotspurGareth Bale is on and his first touch will be to take a free-kick. Can he make an instant impact?
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Corners2
  • Gareth Bale
    OnGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur
88'

Gareth Bale is on and his first touch will be to take a free-kick. Can he make an instant impact?

  • Miguel Almirón
    Yellow cardMiguel AlmirónNewcastle UnitedAmidst all the drama of the goal, Almiron gets a yellow card. Not sure why though.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against4
85'

Amidst all the drama of the goal, Almiron gets a yellow card. Not sure why though.

  • Joe Willock
    GoalJoe WillockNewcastle UnitedGOAL!!! What a moment for Newcastle!! Almiron's header is blocked but the substitute Willock is there to smash in the rebound! We're all square.
    TodayGoals1On target1
85'

GOAL!!! What a moment for Newcastle!! Almiron's header is blocked but the substitute Willock is there to smash in the rebound! We're all square.

84'

OFF THE POST!!! Lamela plays in Kane on the break and he whacks the outside of the post with a thunderous effort! So close to getting that hattrick.

  • Javier Manquillo
    OffJacob MurphyNewcastle UnitedAnother Newcastle change. This time it's Javier Manquillo on for Murphy, who's had a bit of cramp in recent minutes.
    TodayBlocked Shots2Fouls2Fouls against1Free Kicks1
  • Javier Manquillo
    OnJavier ManquilloNewcastle United
83'

Another Newcastle change. This time it's Javier Manquillo on for Murphy, who's had a bit of cramp in recent minutes.

  • Joe Willock
    OffEmil KrafthNewcastle UnitedAttacking change for Newcastle. Joe Willock is on for Krafth, who's been shambolic today. Suspect that means they're reverting to a back four.
    TodayBlocked Shots2Fouls2Free Kicks2
  • Joe Willock
    OnJoe WillockNewcastle United
79'

Attacking change for Newcastle. Joe Willock is on for Krafth, who's been shambolic today. Suspect that means they're reverting to a back four.

73'

CLOSE!! Ndombele slides the ball through to Kane and there's no one near him but he can't get the ball out of his feet and Dubravka makes a crucial stop to claim it.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    Yellow cardJonjo ShelveyNewcastle UnitedShelvey gets a yellow card for fouling Lamela and Kane his the resulting free-kick into the wall for the second time today.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against2
72'

Shelvey gets a yellow card for fouling Lamela and Kane his the resulting free-kick into the wall for the second time today.

  • Allan Saint-Maximin
    OffDwight GayleNewcastle UnitedGayle's off for Allan Saint-Maximin. Wasted opportunity for him to cement a spot in the starting line-up.
    TodayOn target2Blocked Shots1Fouls against1Wide1
  • Allan Saint-Maximin
    OnAllan Saint-MaximinNewcastle United
71'

Gayle's off for Allan Saint-Maximin. Wasted opportunity for him to cement a spot in the starting line-up.

70'

CHANCE!! Joelinton wastes probably the best chance of the game! That's an awful miss! He brought down Krafth's cross beautifully then sent a weak shot far wide despite being unmarked.

67'

OFF THE LINE!! Lo Celso's corner is punched out by Dubravka but only as far as Tanganga whose powerful header is cleared off the line by Almiron! Newcastle living dangerously now.

  • Paul Dummett
    Yellow cardPaul DummettNewcastle UnitedLamela's first act is to win a free-kick, getting dragged by Dummett, who ends up in the referee's book as a result.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks1
65'

Lamela's first act is to win a free-kick, getting dragged by Dummett, who ends up in the referee's book as a result.

  • Erik Lamela
    OffLucas MouraTottenham HotspurErik Lamela is on for Moura to energise the Spurs attack who have been limited to just four shots on goal and none since Kane's second goal.
    TodayFouls2Fouls against3Free Kicks1Corners1
  • Erik Lamela
    OnErik LamelaTottenham Hotspur
64'

Erik Lamela is on for Moura to energise the Spurs attack who have been limited to just four shots on goal and none since Kane's second goal.

  • Japhet Tanganga
    Yellow cardJaphet TangangaTottenham HotspurTanganga brings down Ritchie in midfield and picks up a yellow for doing so.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls3
63'

Tanganga brings down Ritchie in midfield and picks up a yellow for doing so.

61'

Corner lands in the box uncomfortably for Spurs, Gayle finds an inch of space and hacks a shot in search of the bottom left corner. Joelinton gets a late touch on it to send it marginally wide but he's ruled offside anyway.

60' 

It's been a very subdued 10 minutes, so probably a good time for Newcastle to make a change. Corner delayed bizarrely by Lloris needing to change his left boot!

55'

Ritchie is down in pain. He'll try to run it off but might have to come off soon otherwise.

49'

CHANCE!! Brilliant start to the second half for Newcastle!

First Almiron cuts inside and curls a shot on target then Murphy causes Reguilon all kinds of problems before having a shot blocked by Rodon. It eventually falls to Longstaff, who skies his effort.

  • Heung-Min Son
    OffCarlos ViníciusTottenham HotspurVinicius had a very quiet, ineffective first half so he's unsurprisingly substituted off at the halfway point for Heung-Min Son.
    TodayFouls1Offsides1
  • Heung-Min Son
    OnHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
45'

Vinicius had a very quiet, ineffective first half so he's unsurprisingly substituted off at the halfway point for Heung-Min Son.

  • 2nd Half
45'

Back now with the second half! Hopefully there's even more goals to come...

 
 
 
 

Kane pulls the trigger for his second goal of the day.

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Hojbjerg brings the ball past Almiron.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Tottenham Hotspur and Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on April 4, 2021
  • End of 1st Half
45+2'

HALF-TIME: Newcastle 1-2 Spurs

Spurs have been sloppy but the elite finishing of Kane has unsurprisingly proved to be the difference. Newcastle, to their credit, have had dominant spells and played much better than a team in as bad form as they are. But at the end of the day, goals win games and Gayle in particular has to do a lot more to justify his selection.

45+1' 

Shelvey has a free-kick from just outside the box. No one gets on the end of it but Newcastle recycle it and Longstaff eventually shoots the ball well wide with the outside of his right foot. Probably should've trusted his left!

41' 

Newcastle reacting well to going a goal down. Dummett overhits a pass down the left but Gayle somehow keeps it in. His first-time cross is too high though and Lloris catches it comfortably.

39' 

Early ball in from Murphy very nearly finds Gayle, but a sliding interception from Rodon sends it out for a corner instead. He seems to have slightly injured himself in the process too.

34' 

Just over 5 minutes ago it was euphoria for the Toon Army, but now it's back to the pain and disappointment from before.

  • Harry Kane
    GoalHarry KaneTottenham HotspurGOAL!!! It's raining goals! Ndombele finds Kane in space in the right side of the box and he drills a finish into the bottom left with his second touch after controlling the ball with his first.
    TodayGoals2On target3Blocked Shots1Offsides1
34'

GOAL!!! It's raining goals! Ndombele finds Kane in space in the right side of the box and he drills a finish into the bottom left with his second touch after controlling the ball with his first.

  • Harry Kane
    GoalHarry KaneTottenham HotspurGOAL!!! Newcastle's lead is extinguished just like that! Krafth tries guiding the ball to safety instead of clearing it, allowing Kane to bundle the ball into the goal and equalise.
    TodayGoals1On target2Blocked Shots1Offsides1
30'

GOAL!!! Newcastle's lead is extinguished just like that! Krafth tries guiding the ball to safety instead of clearing it, allowing Kane to bundle the ball into the goal and equalise.

  • Joelinton
    GoalJoelintonNewcastle UnitedGOAL!!! Joelinton bags only his second Premier League goal of the season to give Newcastle the lead! Their pressing high up the pitch pays off as Tanganga makes an error and Longstaff tees up Joelinton for a rare goal.
    TodayGoals1On target2Fouls against1
28'

GOAL!!! Joelinton bags only his second Premier League goal of the season to give Newcastle the lead! Their pressing high up the pitch pays off as Tanganga makes an error and Longstaff tees up Joelinton for a rare goal.

26' 

Spurs started well, but Newcastle have rallied back brilliantly over the past 10-15 minutes, using their wing-backs to good effect.

24'

OFFSIDE! Vinicius has the ball in the back of the net after being thread through by Kane, but he's rightly flagged for being offside.

19'

SAVED!! Extraordinary keeping from Lloris! Shelvey dinks the ball over to Gayle, who fails to score with two bites of the apple! First Lloris saves his header then somehow stops his low shot straight afterwards. Gayle really should've scored though.

16' 

Murphy swings in a tasty cross from the right. Gayle's outjumped by two defenders but manages to win a corner for Newcastle.

14' 

Great initiative shown by Krafth. Beats two players and has his shot deflected for a corner in a rare venture forward.

12' 

Goes without saying really but Newcastle are clearly low on confidence. Looking quite panicky in posession.

9'

SAVED! Great run from Kane down the left, beating Krafth for pace. His shot is then pushed out for a corner by Dubravka at the near post.

7' 

Almiron clips Moura and Spurs win another free-kick in a dangerous area. This one's more central though. Kane proceeds to fire it straight into the wall.

5' 

Free-kick for Moura on the left flank after he was pushed over by Krafth. It's a dangerous ball in that somehow evades everyone and ends up going out for a goal kick.

3'

CHANCE!! Positive signs early on for Newcastle. Sanchez's header hits Joelinton in the chest, he creates space for a shot and shoots straight at Lloris. Was a good opening though!

  • 1st Half
1'

KICK OFF: Spurs - in their yellow away kit - get us underway.

13:56 
13:40 

Both Steve Bruce and Jose Mourinho have come under a lot of criticism in their current jobs, but surely none of that has been funnier than dubbing this match 'El Jurassico' - the battle of the dinosaurs!

It reminds me of Mourinho accusing West Ham of playing "19th century football" during his Chelsea days.

13:25 
13:22 

Lots of controversial omissions from the Newcastle matchday squad, let alone the starting XI!

13:15 

SPURS TEAM NEWS

Tottenham are unchanged from their 2-0 away win against Aston Villa before the international break.

Carlos Vinicius and Harry Kane continue as strike partners after netting in that game, while Lucas Moura will again play in front of a midfield trio of Giovani Lo Celso, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Tanguy Ndombele.

Davison Sanchez makes his 100th Premier League appearance alongside Joe Rodon at centre back, Sergio Reguilon is predictably at left-back and Japhet Tanganga - fresh from England Under-21s' European failures - is at right-back.

17 year-old striker Dane Scarlett is on the bench once more and Spurs fans will be pleased to see Heung-Min Son return from injury to feature on the bench with him.

13:10 

NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS

Their under-fire manager Steve Bruce makes five changes in search of a winning formula.

Jacob Murphy and Sean Longstaff come in for Joe Willock and Isaac Hayden, while Dwight Gayle is tasked with leading the line after - according to some reports - putting pen to paper on a new three-year contract.

Defensively, Emil Krafth replaces Javier Manquillo and Matt Ritchie is in for Ciaran Clark.

It looks to be either a back five with Ritchie and Murphy the wing backs, or a back four with Ritchie and Krafth at full-back in a 4-2-3-1.

13:05 

Good afternoon and welcome to our live text coverage of the Premier League match between Newcastle and Spurs from St James' Park!

A 3-0 loss to fellow relegation candidates Brighton before the international break brought Newcastle even closer to the danger zone in 17th place and just two points above Fulham. Meanwhile, a north London derby loss to Arsenal and a humiliating Europa League exit at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb both ruined what seemed to be an upturn in form for Spurs, who find themselves in seventh.

We will be bringing you all the build-up, highlights and talking points from the match tonight, so stay tuned ahead of kick-off at 14:05.