Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s victory over Newcastle

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Tottenham Hotspur were back to winning ways following the international break this evening as they defeated Newcastle 3-2 at St James’ Park.

Let’s take a look at the five things we learned:

More than football – Our top comment has to be about the Newcastle fan who fell ill. Life is precious and it’s great to hear that medics managed to stabilise them. Well done to the crowd, Reguilon, the referee, Dier, the medical staff and everyone involved in getting that fan to safety. We wish them a speedy recovery.

Kane drought is over – Harry Kane’s drought in front of goal in the Premier League is over. I don’t think he or any Spurs fans were worried about it, but at least the pundits can stop bringing it up. Kane has scored in the Conference League, Premier League, Carabao Cup and for England this season. His doubters need to quiet down.

The fight for number 10 – Giovani Lo Celso was ahead in the race after his performance in the Conference League and his games for Argentina. Then Ndombele comes out and runs the show against Newcastle, grabbing himself a goal. Honestly, I don’t know which one I prefer but having competition is healthy and needed at Spurs.

Top four race – Tottenham are now joint-fourth on points in the Premier League table, above Man United. That proves how quickly things can change in England. In a couple of weeks, we could be top of the league or we could be in the bottom half. Who knows. But it is certainly not doom and gloom. Spurs are right amongst it.

Eric… are you okay? I guess it wouldn’t be Tottenham without a shoot yourself in the foot moment at the end. After having a superb game in general, Dier misjudged a header and allowed the ball to smack his knee and fly past Hugo Lloris. A freak incident you would think and hopefully it doesn’t overshadow a good performance in general. But if that isn’t the Tottenham DNA we were promised, I literally do not know what is.

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