Tottenham eased – for the most part – to a 3-2 victory at Newcastle United in the Premier League despite early and late scares.
Callum Wilson opened the scoring with just two minutes on the clock, but Spurs replied three times before the break through Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Eric Dier’s late own goal gave the hosts hope but Nuno Espirito Santo’s men held on. Here’s how every Tottenham player rated on the day.
Hugo Lloris, 6 – Could do little about the goal. Hardly had a save to make.
Emerson Royal, 6 – Took a while to settle but eventually had some useful moments down the right.
Cristian Romero, 7 – Rusty early on but ended up dominating, not allowing Newcastle a sniff.
Eric Dier, 5 – Replicated Romero until a disastrous own goal near the end.
Sergio Reguilon, 6 – Got forward as often as possible but his final ball could have been better.
Oliver Skipp, 7 – A commanding performance in midfield without doing anything spectacular.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 7 – Provided a great pass for Kane’s goal. A little wasteful on the counter at times but generally good.
Tanguy Ndombele, 8 – Look composed and motivated. Took his goal brilliantly and was silky throughout.
Lucas Moura, 6 – A mixed bag. Played a part in Son’s goal but his decision-making was frustrating.
Son Heung-min, 7 – Took the game to Newcastle in the first half and got his goal. Quieter after the break.
Harry Kane, 8 – A goal, an assist and much more involved. Should do his confidence a world of good.