London side club Tottenham Hotspur have been humiliated by Newcastle United today at St. James’ Park. The Spurs have been chasing for the top four and each point is very crucial for them. They faced off against Newcastle United today in an away game, but the Magpies gave no chance to the Spurs and humiliated them by four goals.

As It Happened

Newcastle United welcomed Tottenham Hotspur today at St. James’ Park, where manager Eddie Howe played his team in a 4-3-3 formation. Besides, Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou set up the team formation with 4-2-3-1.

From the start, Tottenham Hotspur tried to keep more possession at St. James’ Park. But they couldn’t play aggressive football as they were more defensive in the first half. The Spurs were unlikely to take risky passes, and this is one of the reasons for Tottenham’s defeat today according to James Maddison.

“I felt at 0-0 out there there were some chances for us, spaces to play. We just weren’t brave enough, I think, with the ball – too many safe passes, too many safe options, not enough courage to try and play a riskier pass. It was all a bit safe which I think cost us at 0-0,” James Maddison said in TNT Sports after the match.

Besides, the home team was very aggressive when they got the ball. Even though they had less possession, they went on an all-out attack when they had the ball. As a result, the Magpies took the lead as their striker Alexander Isak found the back of the net in the 30th minute with the help of Anthony Gordon.

Moreover, Newcastle United doubled their lead with an immediate effect. Anthony Gordon, who set up the first goal, registered his name for the second goal in the 32nd minute. The Spurs failed to score a goal in the remaining minutes of the first half, resulting in Newcastle going to the break with a two-goal lead.

After the break, the home team was repeatedly looking for chances. However, they didn’t have to wait much to find the net in the second half. It was Alexander Isak, who completed his brace with a beautiful goal in the 50th minute. The third goal killed the game for the Spurs and it was almost impossible to make a comeback. 

Tottenham Hotspur, however, seemed to give up the match after conceding three goals. Additionally, they conceded the fourth goal just before the full-time whistle. This time, defender Fabian Schar found the back of the net with a bullet header in the 88th minute. In the end, Newcastle United secured a dominating 4-0 win over the Spurs at St. James’s Park.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is very pleased with this aggressive performance. In an interview with BBC Sports, Eddie Howe said, “We protected the lead really well because we went for more goals and were aggressive still. We looked in a really great place physically, were able to execute what we wanted to do, and I think everyone performed at a very good level.”

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