After a rather drab opening half hour, Nacer Chadli gave Spurs the lead with a powerful left-footed finish from range.
Newcastle had threatened to break before some trademark Pochettino-pressing stopped the hosts in their tracks. The ball ended up at the feet of Chadli who remained calm, ignoring risky passing opportunities before drilling it home with his left foot.
Here’s the goal…
Many fans had questioned whether the Belgian still warranted a place in the starting XI. Chadli’s goal-scoring ability speaks for itself.