Tottenham Hotspur have set down the marker to Arsenal in the race for fourth place in the Premier League with a 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle United.

Antonio Conte’s side dominated the opening proceedings and some fans can be forgiven to have thought that it would be one of those afternoons when the Magpies went ahead from a free-kick, however Ben Davies’ goal just before the half time break proved to be crucial.

After the half-time interval Spurs were clinical in the final third of the pitch with Harry Kane pulling the strings having dropped deeper and played a pivotal role in the rout, despite not getting on the scoresheet himself.

Former Tottenham midfielder David Ginola who was part of the Sky Sports punditry panel (3/4/22 – 18:40) compared Kane’s role as a playmaker to that of the legendary Diego Maradona which left Jermain Defoe, Graham Souness and David Jones laughing at the Frenchman.

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Kane was superb in the second half with his ability to drop deep and play a laser-like pass to those running in behind the opposition proving to be a key part of Antonio Conte’s armoury.

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