|TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 (1)||NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 (0)
|Date : – Saturday 27th September 2020||Kick off : – 14.00|
|Competition : – Premier League||Venue : – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium|
|Crowd : – 0,000|
|Referee : – Peter Bankes (Liverpool)
||Linesmen : – Mr. Peter Kirkup; Mr. James Mainwaring
|Fourth official : – Mike Dean|
|VAR : – Lee Mason||VAR Assistant : – Andrew Halliday|
|Weather : – Chilly, overcast
||Playing time = 90+13 minutes|
|Newcastle kicked off the first half and attacked the Park Lane end.
|TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR||NEWCASTLE UNITED|
||Hugo LLORIS (c)||26.
||Matt RITCHIE (15. Jamal LEWIS 69 )
||Harry WINKS||24.||Miguel ALMIRON (7. Andy CARROLL 77)|
||Lucas MOURA (11. Erik LAMELA 79)||16.||Jeff HENDRICK (23. Jacob MURPHY 74)|
||Giovani LO CELSO (28. Tanguy NDOMBELE 77)
||Heung-Min SON (23. Steven BERGWIJN 46)
||Callum WILSON (p)
Manager : Jose Mourinho
Manager : Steve Bruce
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|Colours : –||Colours : –|
|Moura 24m 35s
||Wilson (p) 96m 20s
|Winks (dissent) 90+7||Shelvey (foul on Lo Celso) 44|
|Joelinton (foul on Moura) 53|
|Lewis (foul on Doherty) 82|
|Hayden (foul on Bergwijn) 90|
|Nuno Santos (dissent) After the final whistle|
A shocking interpretation of the laws regarding handball gave Newcastle a hugely undeserved point at the death in this match that Tottenham should have wrapped up much earlier and would have had the visiting goalkeeper not been in inspired form.
It was a grey day as Newcastle turned up kitted out in a purple and black outfit that looked like a designer had gone mad with his computer when the lights had gone out. Although the opponents kicked off, they soon dropped back in large numbers, but even then Shelvey was guilty of a cynical pull back with an arm round Lo Celso’s neck off the ball. From it, Gio curled a shot heading towards the top corner and Darlow clawed it out, but it dropped in front of goal and Kane bounced a shot at goal that the keeper recovered to keep out and then Kane couldn’t get his foot around it and knocked it into the air. It was an early chance that would have bucked the trend of going a goal behind in our league games.
On the half hour, the ball came to Kane on the edge of the D and was upended by Hayden, but the pass to Son in space allowed him to strike a shot that came back off the foot of the keeper’s right-hand post. While Newcastle weren’t going forward too much, they were being moved around, as Tottenham passed the ball well and you wondered how much it would take out of them in the latter
Manquillo won a crunching tackle with Davies, but then gave the ball away to Hojbjerg. The ball was played across the pitch and when it came across the box, Bergwijn had a shot but once more, it was into the ground, taking the power off it and allowing Darlow to save with a dive to his right. Spurs continued to move the ball well, winning a corner on our left and Bergwijn’s ball in found Sanchez, but he was just beaten to the ball.
|Not only was the penalty a joke, regardless of the law and it’s interpretation, but also the initial free-kick that he gave for Joelinton piling into Hojbjerg. How was that a free-kick against Spurs, when the Newcastle player had both feet off the floor and was moving forward ? The penalty wasn’t the referee’s fault, unless he didn’t take close proximity into consideration, that is down to the law makers, but the free-kick ?
I think that the standard of refereeing in general in the Premier League has been sliding downwards. Will that change ? I doubt it.
Players took the knee before kick-off.
Newcastle’s Jacob Murphy plays his 200th career league game.
|Manchester City||2||Leicester City
|West Bromwich Albion||3||Chelsea||3|
|West Ham United||4||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0|
|Burnley||0||South Coast Big Club||1|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||2||Manchester United||3|
|Sheffield United||0||Leeds United||1|
Premier League Table 2020-21
|9||Frank Lampard’s Chelsea||3||1||1||1||6||6||4||0|
|11||West Ham United London||3||1||0||2||5||4||3||+1|
|12||Brighton & Hove Albion||3||1||0||2||6||6||3||0|
|15||South Coast Big Club||3||1||0||2||3||6||3||-3|
|17||West Bromwich Albion||3||0||0||1||5||11||1||-6|