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Tottenham v Newcastle LIVE: Premier League result and final score as Spurs back to winning ways

Tottenham coasted to a comfortable 4-1 win over Newcastle as Ange Postecoglou’s side ended their five-match winless run.

Goals from Destiny Udogie and Richarlison saw the home side ahead at the break after a relentless display against the injury-ravaged visitors.

Richarlison added a third after the break before Son Heung-Min got in the act from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Martin Dubravka.

Joelinton’s injury-time finish secured a consolation goal for Eddie Howe’s side who remain seventh after two back-to-back defeats.

Follow along with all the post-match reaction below:

Tottenham vs Newcastle live

  • Son Heung-min re-ignites Tottenham’s best form as Newcastle’s injury crisis finally catches up with them

  • FT: Tottenham hammer Newcastle in Premier League clash

  • 90+2’ GOAL! - Joelinton bags consolation for Newcastle (TOT 4-1 NEW)

  • 85’ GOAL! - Son scores from the penalty spot (TOT 4-0 NEW)

  • 60’ GOAL! - A brace for Richarlison puts hosts in firm control (TOT 3-0 NEW)

  • 38’ GOAL! - Richarlison’s simple touch doubles Spurs’ lead (TOT 2-0 NEW)

  • 26’ GOAL! - Udogie meets Son’s pass and taps home (TOT 1-0 NEW)

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Son Heung-min re-ignites Tottenham’s best form as Newcastle’s injury crisis finally catches up with them

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Tottenham’s five-match run without victory came to an end with a clinical performance in a dominant win over a ragged and injury-plagued Newcastle.

Spurs supporters’ agonising wait to celebrate was finally over, after a winless November, goals from Destiny Udogie, Son Heung-min and two from Richarlison embodied a controlled game and a deserved three points.

Richarlison might have previously struggled for consistency at Tottenham, with just five goals in his last 48 matches, but was on target twice to see Spurs secure a much-needed victory.

It did not look the same Newcastle who put Paris Saint Germain to the test and were disappointed to be leaving France with only a point, nor the one who beat Manchester United at the start of the month – but more problematically though, it was. The Magpies’ injury crisis has not allowed for any significant deviation from the starting XI who have played the last four games, and the last two matches have shown it is just too much for the severely injury-depleted squad.

Son re-ignites Spurs’ best form as Newcastle’s injury crisis catches up with them

That’s all for today

19:17 , Ben Fleming

A dominant win for Spurs to end this weekend of Premier League football. Their fans will be happy and will now eye up back-to-back wins when they travel to take on Nottingham Forest next Friday.

There’s no rest fro Newcastle, mind, who must regroup and prepare to host Milan in a huge must-win Champions League group-stage finale.

We’ll see you then...bye for now!

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Eddie Howe talking to Sky Sports: “We had our moments - especially at the beginning of the second half - and the lads gave everything. We’re just without the resources to give more. It is difficult because we play on Wednesday but this is what we wanted. We hoped to have the squad to cope with that but we’ve had worse injuries than any team that I can remember.

“We have light at the end of the tunnel. Callum [Wilson] and [Sean] Longstaff are two huge players for us. We have to be positive, take the pain and come fighting.

“You have to critique like you would normally; we weren’t in rhythm around the box and lacked conviction. We didn’t defend the goals well enough. The moments were there, we had chances. There is always more, you can push yourself even when you’re tired.”

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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An injury-plagued Newcastle squad have now lost back-to-back games in convincing fashion. In fact, it’s the first time since November 2017 that they’ve lost successive league games by more than three goals.

They’ve also now lost more league matches this season (6) than they lost in the entirety of 2022-23 (5).

They’ve still got a hard midweek game against Milan and a weekend clash against the in-form Fulham to come...

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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More from Postecoglou: “We are getting players back; you can see Newcastle are running on fumes. We’ve gone through that and hopefully, we are coming out the other side.

“Both boxes we were a lot better and more solid. Having Romero back helped with that. A lot of those problems sought themselves when we have the personnel back.

On ending the poor run of form: “We have had to battle away and come January we’ll get players back. That’s part of the challenge with the Premier League - it’s unrelenting; the other teams aren’t going to feel sorry for you.

“When you go through these periods it’s about how you go through them and how you react to them. To be honest, even though the results haven’t been there, I’ve probably been a bit harsh on the lads. We’ve been in just about every game we’ve played and when everyone starts to come back it does give you strength.”

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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Ange Postecoglou speaking to Sky Sports after the game: “I can’t fault the lads. They put in a massive effort today. We were brighter in the front third and a lot more aware of the opportunities that were around. I thought Sonny [Son Heung-min] was excellent and that sort of thing feeds off to the other guys - they see his authority in that area and take a lead from that.

“You rely on your leaders to take initiative; we could have had more goals but our attacking play was as good as it has been for a while.”

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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More from Wilson on the altercation with Vicario after full-time: “There is a way to win. I think we saw it in the week when Everton were winning and Pickford was messing around. The keeper started pulling faces and messing around and it’s just a lack of respect, I thought. But, I said my piece, we’re grown men, we move on.”

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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Newcastle striker Callum Wilson speaking to Sky Sports after the game: “The players that have been starting the last five or six games have had a lot asked of them. We are playing a top side; it felt like a game too many.

“When you’re in games like today, the first goal can give you something to hold on to, to build momentum. With what has happened in the last two away games, maybe there is something in the back of our minds. There are no excuses, it wasn’t good enough and we’ll make sure we are right for the midweek game.

“Tottenham are a good side; they scored a good first goal. We just couldn’t find the breakthrough and when they get a second and third it is a long way back.”

On getting back on the pitch: “I’ve been champing at the bit and working hard in the gym. When the lads are travelling from game to game you see how much demand is being put on them and you just want to get back and help out. It was nice to be back out there today - unfortunately didn’t get back on the score sheet but helped Joelinton so I guess that was a positive in a disappointing afternoon.”

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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More from Son: “Trippier is one of my closest friends and we had a fantastic time here but when you play against each other there are no friends so I tried to beat him. He’s an amazing defender, it was a hard time for me.

“But whatever position the team needs I’m always ready and will do my best.”

On taking the first penalty since Kane’s departure: “Shall we call Harry [Kane] back? No, I practiced all the time even when Harry was here and I learned from Harry as well. It was our first penalty decision and I hope we can get a few more.”

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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Spurs captain Son speaking to Sky Sports after the game: “To bounce back like that is very important. We don’t want to make more mistakes like we have for a couple of weeks. I thought today was a fantastic performance and I hope we can continue to perform like this and stay humble.

“I said after the West Ham game we have to be more ruthless when we go in their box. Today we were ruthless, we were creating chances. You have to be clinical and we did a fantastic job. To beat Newcastle is not easy, they are a strong side.”

On maintaining high standards: “Of course that’s important. We are playing in the Premier League and have to demand a lot from each other. The amazing teams keep going no matter how many wins they get and I think that should be a habit for us.”

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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Three second-half goals as Spurs coasted to victory. Let’s take a look at them.

Richarlison got his second off the game after the break...

Before Son found his side’s fourth from the spot...

A consolation from Newcastle came late on with Joelinton’s finish...

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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A big win for the home side:

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FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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Another late chance for Wilson which Vicario saves this time and that is that. A convincing win for Spurs and a much-needed three points after five winless games.

A brace from Richarlison as well as goals from Udogie and Son saw them home, with Joelinton’s late consolation rescuing some pride for the visitors who were run ragged at points by Postecoglou’s side.

Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle

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90+5 mins: Wilson surges through on goal but the home side do well to recover and prevent the shooting opportunity.

GOAL! Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle (Joelinton 90+2 mins)

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A late consolation. Joelinton buries one low past Vicario as Spurs leave themselves wide open at the back.

Something for the travelling away fans to take home with them if nothing else.

Tottenham 4-0 Newcastle

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89 mins: More chances for the home side late on as Skipp forces a good save from Dubravka.

Unrelenting from Spurs as Son, now, flashes one wide off the post. The home side are hungry for more.

Tottenham 4-0 Newcastle

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86 mins: A double change for the home side after that goal as Gil and Skipp come on for Johnson and Bissouma.

Trippier also comes off, with Krafth replacing him.

GOAL! Tottenham 4-0 Newcastle (Son, 85 mins)

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The captain steps up and makes no mistake. Low, hard and into the right corner. No chance for Dubravka and a deserved goal for Son who has had a superb game down the left side.

Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle

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83 mins: PENALTY! A no-brainer for the referee as Son surges through the middle and rounds Dubravka before he’s brought down by the Newcastle keeper.

No doubt about that one.

Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle

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83 mins: A yellow now for Trippier after a late challenge on Kulusevski. He’ll now miss Newcastle’s next game through suspension.

Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle

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80 mins: A silly challenge from Romero as he catches the ankle of Wilson. A yellow card for the Argentine who escapes a VAR check for a potential red.

Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle

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76 mins: Porro’s long-distance effort stings the palms of Dubravka who claims the ball at the second time of asking. The Spurs right-back has had a superb game today.

Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle

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73 mins: A double change now for Spurs as the returning Sarr makes way for Hojbjerg, while Richarlison receives a hero’s reception as he heads to the bench after his brace. Lo Celso comes on in his place.

Another double change for Newcastle follows as Livramento and Gordon are replaced by Ritchie and Hall.

Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle

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71 mins: That third goal has just taken the sting out of the third half. Newcastle have been run ragged at points in this game and just look devoid of inspiration right now.

Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle

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67 mins: There’s a real swagger about how Spurs are playing right now as Kulusevski picks up the ball on the edge of the box. The Swede tries his luck but Dubravka makes a good save down to his right.

Moments prior a double change from Newcastle as Longstaff and Wilson come on for Isak and Almiron.

Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle

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63 mins: CHANCES! So close to a fourth from Spurs who are rampant again. Johnson’s initial effort stays out having clipped the inside off the post before Son fires across the face of goal at the back post just moments later.

GOAL! Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle (Richarlison, 60 mins)

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Richarlison at the double!

Newcastle have been good this second half but it’s the home side who have the crucial third goal in this game. The Brazillian does superbly to bring down Porro’s searching ball inside the box, controlling it well before finishing under Dubravka.

A smile from Postecoglou on the sideline - he knows how important that goal is.

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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59 mins: Spurs surge forward from a Newcastle counter on the break but Lascelles does well to drag back Son on the halfway line. A yellow card for his troubles, though.

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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53 mins: More Newcastle pressure as they search for a way back into this game. trippier flashes another ball across the box but Davies does well to clear it behind for a corner.

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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52 mins: Trippier whips in a free-kick from the right but Bissouma rises highest to head clear the danger.

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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50 mins: Now Spurs come forward but Johnson’s clipped cross - looking for Richarlison - is headed clear by Lascelles.

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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48 mins: A positive start from Newcastle after the break as Trippier surges down the right. It’s a well-time interception from Udogie, though, to prevent the cross.

KICK-OFF! Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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No changes for either side at the break as Spurs get us back underway.

HALF-TIME: Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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Newcastle have it all to do after the break but their record this season isn’t great. They’ve trailed on three occasions this season at half-time and have failed to win each time.

Spurs, though, have lost each of the last two games in which they have led at half-time.

Something has to give.

HALF-TIME: Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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Let’s take a look at the two first-half goals, then. Udogie got the scoring underway with his first Spurs goal...

Before Richarlison scored a carbon copy to double their lead later in the half...

HALF-TIME: Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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The home side in control at the break:

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HALF-TIME: Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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The referee brings an end to the first half and it’s been a perfect one for the home side. Goals from Udogie and Richarlison have them well in charge as they head down the tunnel.

Newcastle have been second-best for large periods of that half and will need to be far better after the break if they are to salvage something from this encounter.

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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45+2 mins: Into the second of three added minutes to end the first half as Trippier whips in a corner from the right-hand side. The ball pops to Lascelles at the back post but the Newcastle captain can’t control it and Spurs clear.

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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44 mins: CLOSE! Even closer to a third as Spurs pour numbers forward on the break. Kulusveski’s deflected cross pops up in the air but Richarlison can’t quite figure out the flight of the ball and the chance goes begging.

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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41 mins: Spurs are piling on the pressure and Johnson’s fizzing shot comes close to a third for the home side. Just wide, though.

GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle (Richarlison, 38 mins)

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Spurs double their lead and it’s a long-awaited goal for Richarlison. Just his second league goal of the season and it’s a rinse-and-repeat of their first goal.

Son does the hard work down the left, beating Trippier to the byline and cutting it back for the Brazilian who sweeps home with ease from inside the six-yard box.

Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle

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34 mins: A warning sign for Spurs who are sloppy in gifting Newcastle possession in their first half. Gordon slides in Almiron but his effort is saved well down low by Vicario.

Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle

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30 mins: A real chance for Sarr whose unmarked - five yards out - but skews his effort wide. Johnson’s low cross picked him out superbly but the midfielder got the contact all wrong.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle (Udogie 26 mins)

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Spurs hit the front! A deserved lead for the home side as Udogie turns home Son’s vicious low cross from close range.

Wonderful work from the Tottenham captain and the full-back couldn’t miss from there. Another game in which Spurs take the lead - can they hold on this time?

Tottenham 0-0 Newcastle

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23 mins: A brief moment of concern for Newcastle as Joelinton stays on the deck following a challenge with Sarr but the Brazilian is back on his feet and seems okay to continue.

Tottenham 0-0 Newcastle

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19 mins: An enticing cross from Son, who has moved out to this left side, is almost turned home by the outstretched boot of Richarlison who makes a good dart to the near post.

It’s been a positive start, this, from Spurs so far.

Tottenham 0-0 Newcastle

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17 mins: OFF THE LINE! Romero rises highest from the corner and powers a header on goal. It looked like it might have crept in at the near post but Almiron is well-positioned to clear the ball away on the line.

Tottenham 0-0 Newcastle

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15 mins: Son has space to charge into as Spurs counter with pace, but the captain stalls on the ball which allows Almiron to get back and prevent the shot.

Tottenham 0-0 Newcastle

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9 mins: Superb from Davies to prevent an almost-certain goal! Gordon surges down the left and his low ball into the box is all but destined to be tapped home by Isak but the Welsh defender does superbly to divert the ball away with a sliding interception.

Tottenham 0-0 Newcastle

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7 mins: The first chance for Newcastle as Guimaraes receives the ball in plenty of space on the edge of the box but the Brazilian slices across it and sends it well over the bar.

Tottenham 0-0 Newcastle

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5 mins: A flowing move from Spurs and Richarlison is in again but his effort is deflected over the bar from a tight angle.

Tottenham 0-0 Newcastle

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4 mins: A nice touch from Son around the area almost releases Richarlison but Guimaraes gets back well to make a block.

KICK-OFF! Newcastle 0-0 Tottenham

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Newcastle get us underway in the first half.

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The players emerge from kick-off to a rowdy reception. Tottenham were 5-0 after 21 minutes the last time these two sides met in the league. The home fans will be hoping to not see a repeat of that today...

Kick-off incoming

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We’ve got under ten minutes to go until kick-off here in north London and the atmosphere is building nicely inside the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

A must-win game for both sides but who will come out on top?

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We’ve already seen plenty of goals in the earlier kick-offs today. Could we be in for some more this afternoon? Well, history certainly points to it.

In fact, in Premier League history, only Arsenal v Tottenham (88) and Liverpool v Newcastle (87) have seen more first-half goals scored than Newcastle v Tottenham (86). Indeed, the Magpies led 5-0 at half-time in their last meeting in April.

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Some pre-match thoughts from the Spurs boss:

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It’s another trip down to London for Newcastle but the nation’s capital has been a happy hunting ground for the Magpies recently.

They are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games in London (W4 D4) since a 5-1 defeat at Tottenham in April 2022. It’s the Magpies’ longest-ever unbeaten league run in the capital.

Can they keep the run going today?

Ange Postecoglou grateful to Eddie Howe for journey to Tottenham

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Ange Postecoglou admits he owes Newcastle boss Eddie Howe a thank you for his unintended role in his journey to Tottenham.

Sunday will see Postecoglou and Howe go head-to-head for the first time, but back in the summer of 2021 they were the talk of Glasgow.

Howe was widely expected to take the vacant Celtic role only to turn it down following prolonged negotiations, which resulted in Postecoglou getting the nod.

The Australian never looked back and after he won five trophies during his two-year stay in Scotland, it convinced Spurs to give the 58-year-old his first opportunity to be a Premier League manager.

“Oh absolutely, sliding doors moment,” Postecoglou acknowledged. “There’s probably been no bigger decision in me being here today than Eddie knocking back the Celtic job.

“I haven’t thanked him, I probably should.”

Ange Postecoglou grateful to Eddie Howe for journey to Tottenham

Eddie Howe says Bruno Guimaraes ‘at the fulcrum of everything’ for Newcastle

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Eddie Howe says Newcastle need Bruno Guimaraes to be at his best for his team to tick.

The 26-year-old Brazil international has hit top form in recent weeks after battling his way through a persistent ankle injury which hampered him for several months. He was one of the Magpies’ star performers in their Premier League victories over Chelsea and Manchester United and his return to that level could hardly have been better timed for head coach Howe as he contends with an ongoing selection crisis.

He said: “You need your top players to play really well when you’re in a situation like this that we’re in at the moment, and I think Bruno has certainly done that.

“I thought Manchester United and Chelsea, were up there with his best performances, and the first half against PSG. He’s such an important person to that part of the game for us that it is hard work for him physically, but he’s able to repeat those physical exertions that we need him to, so I think his game’s in a very good place.

“It has to be for us to perform well because he’s at the fulcrum of everything really.”

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Kieran Trippier vows to improve following Everton display

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Kieran Trippier has vowed to get back to his best after a disappointing performance in Newcastle United’s 3-0 defeat to Everton.

Trippier was at fault for the first two goals his side conceded, giving the ball away in the build-up to Dwight McNeil and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s second-half strikes.

“I don’t hide. We’ve just got to move on now, we’ve got another big game in three days,’ said the former Spurs man.

“Listen, it’s one of those where you’ve made mistakes. Players make mistakes – I’ve made a couple today, I hold my hands up, I take responsibility and now it’s about getting on the bike again and getting ready for another big game in three days against Spurs.

“For me personally, obviously I’m very disappointed because of my own actions in certain moments in the game, but that’s something I’ll deal with. I’m an experienced player and I can handle these things.

“But the best thing about it is there’s a game in three days where we can try to put it right.”

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Ange Postecoglou urges Tottenham to bounce back from West Ham defeat

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Ange Postecoglou called on wasteful Tottenham to not feel sorry for themselves after they suffered a fourth defeat in five matches with a 2-1 home loss to West Ham.

Their midweek loss extends Spurs’ winless run to five matches despite them taking the lead in each of those fixtures, which is a new Premier League record but Postecoglou urged them to bounce back on Sunday when Newcastle visit north London.

“There’s no point in feeling sorry for ourselves, looking for a cuddle anywhere,” Postecoglou insisted.

“There’s only one way to change our circumstances and that is to come here on Sunday and put in a performance. Not just play good football but go out there and show some conviction about ourselves as a team.

“Sometimes we can disguise how we’re going by playing some nice stuff but like I said from day one, that’s not what I’m about. I want to win and that’s why I came to this football club and that’s the message.

“We’ve still got a long way to go, I’ve said that from the start. We’re still right at the beginning of what we need to create and days like today just give me further evidence and fuel of how much we need to do.”

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Tottenham vs Newcastle - Newcastle team news

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The away side, meanwhile, name an unchanged team following their 3-0 defeat to Everton in midweek. Eddie Howe’s side are still hampered with several injuries but can welcome back Sean Longstaff to the subs bench.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento; Miley, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

Tottenham vs Newcastle - Spurs team news

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Ange Postecoglou makes two changes from his side’s midweek defeat to West Ham. Sarr replaces Hojbjerg in central midfield, while Richarlison comes in for Lo Celso. The Brazilian forward has been listed last on Spurs’ lineup graphic so perhaps that suggests he might start through the middle.

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevski, Johnson, Son, Richarlison.

Tottenham vs Newcastle - confirmed lineups

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And the teams are in!

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevski, Johnson, Son, Richarlison.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento; Miley, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

Tottenham vs Newcastle - team news shortly

15:24 , Ben Fleming

We’ve got just over five minutes until the confirmed team news hits us. Here’s a reminder of how we think both teams might set up:

Tottenham predicted XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevski, Lo Celso, Richarlison; Son.

Newcastle predicted XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento; Miley, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

Overworked and overcome, Newcastle prove modern football takes more than 11 players

15:16 , Ben Fleming

After their heavy defeat to Everton, the mountain of injuries in Eddie Howe’s side looked to finally take it’s tole on the Magpies.

With a packed fixture list and without replacements ready to change the game, Eddie Howe is left trying to limit the damage. Ahead of today’s game, he may not have many back in contention but make do he must:

Overworked and overcome, Newcastle prove modern football takes more than 11 players

And last time out for Newcastle...

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In the last two seasons, Everton have required dramatic results in the run-in to extricate themselves from the relegation zone. Now they can gaze at the table in December and derive particular satisfaction from it. They are already out of the bottom three, despite being deducted 10 points. Another way of interpreting it is that, but for their controversial punishment for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations, they would be in the top half.

But they have had a terrific week, twin wins, with Dwight McNeil on target against both Nottingham Forest and Newcastle, cancelling out the majority of the biggest points deduction in Premier League history and serving as proof of the spirit in Sean Dyche’s team. McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Beto condemned Newcastle to their heaviest defeat of the season as Everton surged to 17th.

Here’s a recap of Newcastle’s heavy midweek defeat against Everton:

Everton steamroller away relegation fears as Trippier endures a nightmare

Son Heung-min labels Tottenham ‘soft’ as Spurs make unwanted Premier League history

14:59 , Ben Fleming

Tottenham captain Son Heung-min said Spurs were too “soft” after their 2-1 defeat to London rivals West Ham on Thursday, as they became the first team in Premier League history to drop points from a winning position in five straight games.

Spurs have not won in the Premier League since their victory at Crystal Palace in late October but have taken the lead in all five matches since, losing to Chelsea, Wolves, Aston Villa and West Ham as well as drawing against Manchester City.

“We lost the game which is unacceptable,” Son told Amazon Prime. “You get the lead five times in a row and losing the game I think is unacceptable and as players we should take responsibility.

“West Ham have always been tough to play against but look we were soft. Especially in the Premier League, even if you are winning 2-0, 3-0, you don’t know what will happen in the end.”

Son labels Tottenham ‘soft’ as Spurs make unwanted Premier League history

Last time out for Tottenham

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Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse struck after half-time to help West Ham turn the tables on Tottenham with an impressive second-half display to earn a memorable 2-1 win.

Cristian Romero put Spurs ahead in the 11th-minute and had Ange Postecoglou’s side on course for a first victory since the 27 October break.

David Moyes’s men had other ideas and after Bowen scored for the seventh away Premier League game in a row, Ward-Prowse capitalised on an error at the back with 16 minutes left.

Here’s a recap of Thursday’s disappointing defeat for Ange Postecoglou’s side:

Tottenham lose more ground on top four after West Ham comeback victory

Tottenham vs Newcastle - predicted line-ups

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We’ll have team news in about 45 minutes but here is how we are expecting both sides to line up:

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevski, Lo Celso, Richarlison; Son.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento; Miley, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

Tottenham vs Newcastle - Early team news

14:45 , Ben Fleming

Son Heung-min was forced off with a knock against West Ham, but should be fit to captain a Spurs side that may include a couple of changes. Pape Matar Sarr is back to full fitness and may reunite with Yves Bissouma in a midfield pairing that worked well earlier in the season, while Richarlison could start further forward.

Newcastle appeared to have suffered another injury blow against Everton when Jamaal Lascelles was replaced, but Eddie Howe suggested afterwards that the problem was a dead leg, potentially leaving Lascelles able to start again here.

That would be welcome news given the continued absence of, among others, Sven Botman and Dan Burn. Martin Dubravka will continue to deputise for the injured Nick Pope in goal.

Tottenham vs Newcastle - Key facts

14:40 , Ben Fleming

When is Tottenham vs Newcastle?

Tottenham vs Newcastle is due to kick off at 4.30pm GMT on Sunday 10 December at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage from 4pm GMT. Subscribers will also be able to stream the action via Sky Go.

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Hello and welcome

12:04 , Ben Fleming

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Newcastle. Both sides will be bidding to bounce back from Thursday-night defeats as the two sides meet in a vital Premier League fixture.

After a bright start to the season, Ange Postecoglou’s side have now gone five league games without a win, with rivals West Ham the latest successful visitors to Spurs’ north London home.

They remain a point above Newcastle, though, after the Tynesiders were beaten 3-0 by Everton in their midweek business.

Follow along for all the pre-match build-up, team news, match updates and reaction!