English Premier League | Post Match Summary: Tottenham 5-1 Newcastle

Conte assesses dominant win over Newcastle

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was pleased with Spurs’ performance to get a dominant 5-1 win at home against Newcastle that keep them in the race for the top four in the 21/22 Premier League.

Tottenham knew it needed a win by a significant margin to jump Arsenal into fourth in the Premier League table.

After wearing Newcastle down in the first half, Spurs pounced after halftime and secured a blowout victory to leap into a Champions League place, firing five past the Magpies to win 5-1. Tottenham vs. Newcastle looked to be a fairly even game judging from the first half despite possessional control from Spurs.

The visitors still got forward at times through usual suspect Allan Saint-Maximin who won the free kick that led to the opening goal, a powerful strike from Schar that was too hot to handle for Lloris.

Spurs soon hit back, with Ben Davies flicking a Son cross into the net to end the first half all square. After the break, however, it was a different match entirely.

Spurs took the lead within a few minutes, Kane finding Doherty arriving at the back post to score. Spurs’ wingbacks pressed forward to overload the Newcastle fullbacks, a recurring theme throughout the second half.

Kane began dropping deeper to receive the ball in the second half, and paid off with another Spurs goals.

Kane found Kulusevski on the right, who squared for Son to place the ball home with ease. The wingbacks combined again as Doherty got forward on the left to find Emerson Royal attacking the near post for the fourth.

The fifth came as Lucas Moura was tripped in the middle of the park, the ball breaking loose to Bergwijn unmarked in the area, who finished with ease.

That put a bow on things. Spurs overtake Arsenal, who have a game in hand. Newcastle lose their third successive game, all three away from home, but with a worrying collapse in the second half. Eddie Howe will know his team aren’t safe yet.

Schar (39′), Davies (43′), Doherty (48′), Son (54′), Emerson (63′), Bergwijn (83′)