It was another case of the late, late show from Tottenham Hotspur for the third consecutive Premier League match.
A late Heung-Min Son goal was enough to break down Newcastle’s stubborn resistance at Wembley and move Tottenham into second place in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side had two great opportunities to go ahead when Lucas Moura missed a decent chance and Erik Lamela later headed against the woodwork.
Despite Spurs dominating the possession, the Magpies came close to taking the lead in the second half when Salomon Rondon also struck the post with a header, but after that chance, it was the home side who looked the more likely to break the deadlock.
Son picked the ball up outside of the penalty area following a good piece of hold up play from Fernando Llorente and the South Korean unleashed a right-footed shot which crept underneath goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Former Spurs player and manager Ossie Ardiles praised Mauricio Pochettino on Twitter for his decision to leave Fernando Llorente and Danny Rose on the bench and brought the pair on in the second half with Spurs looking to bag a winning goal.
Super super Spurs moving to 2nd place. Big congratulations to the boys @SpursOfficial and a special one to our outstanding Manager. Touch of genius to leave Llorente and Rose in the bench and bring them on, fresh, when need it. COYS COYS COYS
— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) February 2, 2019
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