Newcastle-Tottenham: Spurs miss a golden opportunity in the C1 race

Tottenham drew on Newcastle’s lawn this Sunday, during the 30th day of the Premier League (2-2). After having led for a long time thanks to a double from Harry Kane, the Spurs were joined late in the game. And miss the opportunity to take 4th place in the standings ahead of Chelsea.

They almost looked for it a bit. By dint of settling for the minimum, Tottenham missed a superb opportunity this Sunday in the Premier League. The Spurs drew in the den of Newcastle during the 30th day (2-2), at the end of a scenario that inevitably leaves them regrets. On the lawn of St James’ Park, José Mourinho’s players led the score for a long time. Until we glimpse a precious victory. After the opening of Joelinton (28th), Harry Kane quickly put his partners in front of the notice board. The English striker slammed a double in four minutes (30th, 34th).

Despite the precision of his center-forward, author of 31 goals in 42 games this season (in all competitions), Tottenham have failed to maintain their lead. Blame it on an overly cautious face in the second half. Faced with the Magpies who never gave up, Tanguy Ndombélé’s teammates, excellent in the midfield, were far too timid in their attempts.

An intense battle for the Champions League

And after a strike from Kane on the post, they were punished at the very end of the match, on a close-range recovery from Joe Willock (86th). A result that deprives them of fourth place in front of Chelsea, beaten the old woman at home against the relegation West Bromwich (2-5). Spurs are 5th in the standings, tied on points with Liverpool and West Ham. What to foresee an intense battle to reach the next Champions League.

At the bottom of the table, Newcastle, who recorded the return from injury of Allan Saint-Maximin (entered twenty minutes from the end), won an important point. And remains 17th. Just above the red zone.


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