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.



  1. Pity about the OG. Always good to get an away win in the Premier. Looks like the team are settling a bit with more purpose and a game plan they understand. Good to see NDOMBELE play a more significant part. Would still have preferred Rodon to Dier due to the speed of their forwards. But all in all another positive. Let’s see what we can do until the next international break!!!

  2. Dier had a very good game apart from the og.
    If you have ever played football, especially as a defender, you score the occasional og, give away penalties and get skinned by the opposition.
    Sometimes, armchair fans are too reactive instead of thinking over the whole game, in which he was very good.

      • You rooting for a player you like and not a player that will make the team better overall. Rodon will get his day. The team, notice I said the team selection was right and when you playing them often enough together gelling takes place. Rodon can slip in later and be a part of the unit. Sanchez is also ahead of him. The fact is Dier is going to get selected ahead of both him and Sanchez. Start rooting for the team. We won he has way more positive than the lone negative which happens to the best of them.

  3. As a toon fan I’d like to say a big thanks to the spurs players for stating their concern for the guy who fell ill at the match.
    Much appreciated.


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