Richarlison scored twice as Spurs ended their five-game winless run with a scintillating 4-1 thrashing of top-four rivals Newcastle on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Making his first begin since October, Richarlison transformed a Heung-Min Son cross from shut vary for his first aim then added his second from a looping Pedro Porro cross within the second half.
Earlier, defender Future Udogie had given Spurs the lead when he powered dwelling one other left-wing supply from Son, who later added their fourth from the penalty spot having been introduced down by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Tottenham got here into the sport having surrendered the lead in 5 consecutive video games however the victory by no means regarded unsure on this event, regardless of Joelinton’s stoppage-time comfort aim, with the injury-hit guests slumping to a second heavy defeat in three days following their 3-0 reverse towards Everton.
The win retains Spurs inside three factors of the highest 4 and places them three away from sixth-placed Manchester United. Newcastle, in the meantime, now sit seven factors off fourth place in seventh.
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How Spurs overwhelmed Newcastle
Characteristically, Postecoglou’s response to Tottenham’s poor kind was to throw an additional attacker into his beginning line-up, with Richarlison becoming a member of Brennan Johnson, Dejan Kulusevski and Son of their ahead line. It proved an impressed resolution.
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- Richarlison got here into Tottenham’s beginning line-up for the primary time since October whereas Pape Matar Sarr additionally returned.
- Newcastle named the identical 10 outfield gamers for the fifth consecutive recreation, with Martin Dubravka deputising for Nick Pope in aim.
There was an early let-off for the hosts when Ben Davies acquired an important toe to Anthony Gordon’s low cross to stop Alexander Isak from changing what would have been a easy probability, however quickly Newcastle had been pinned again and unable to include Spurs’ forwards.
Miguel Almiron hacked a Cristian Romero header off the road following a nook and shortly afterwards there was a touch at what was to come back, with Richarlison narrowly lacking a whipped cross from Son, who was giving Kieran Trippier a torrid time on Spurs’ left.
Son acquired the higher of Trippier once more for the opener, amassing Udogie’s cross and producing one other tremendous cross for the left-back to internet his first aim for the membership from close-range having ghosted into the field untracked.
Spurs ought to have doubled their lead a couple of minutes later when Johnson’s low cross was dragged woefully broad from Pape Matar Sarr, with Spurs gamers queuing up behind him.
One other Spurs lapse gave Almiron an opportunity to equalise after that as Johnson gave the ball away in his personal half, however Guglielmo Vicario made a snug save and the hosts quickly resumed the onslaught.
Trippier was at fault once more for the second aim as Son beat him with ease to chop the ball again for Richarlison, who ought to have then added a 3rd earlier than the break when he one way or the other failed to attach with a Kulusevski cross from point-blank vary.
He did not have to attend lengthy for a second aim, nevertheless, including Spurs’ third when he managed Porro’s ball excessive within the sixtieth minute and beat the out-of-position Dubravka.
Spurs continued to dominate however they had been lucky to not be lowered to 10 males when Romero went in with a reckless stamp on Newcastle substitute Callum Wilson, for which he was solely booked.
Spurs then added their fourth when Son sprang the Newcastle offside lure and drew a foul from Dubravka, earlier than dusting himself right down to dispatch the penalty for his tenth Premier League aim of the marketing campaign.
Spurs had probabilities to increase their lead additional within the closing phases, with Oliver Skipp drawing a save from Dubravka, however Newcastle went up the opposite finish and grabbed a comfort aim, pouncing on some Spurs sloppiness as Joelinton slid dwelling from Wilson’s cross.
There was no dampening the Spurs occasion, nevertheless, as Postecoglou’s celebrated an emphatic return to profitable methods.
Tottenham head to Nottingham Forest for Friday Night time Soccer on December 15, reside on Sky Sports activities. Kick-off 8pm.
Newcastle should beat AC Milan at St James’ Park of their remaining Group F Champions League recreation on Wednesday December 13 and hope already-qualified Dortmund can choose up not less than a degree at dwelling to Paris Saint Germain to leapfrog the French champions and sneak into second spot. Kick-off 8pm.
Eddie Howe’s facet then host Fulham within the Premier League on Saturday December 16. Kick-off 3pm.