Newcastle United earned their first win with Steve Bruce with a surprise 1-0 win over the Spurs.
The magpies had to fight for the victory, to defend themselves during most of the match. Joelinton scored his first goal for the Bruce team to give the Magpies a surprise lead after 27 minutes.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team failed to defeat their well-trained opponents and fell in their first defeat of the new campaign.
Tottenham was looking for an unbeaten start to the Premier League after the Aston Villa win, followed by a draw with Manchester City last weekend.
But the start of the match was slow in the hottest conditions in North London, with the first real subject of conversation after 20 minutes.
The clumsy challenge of Newcastle defender Fabian Schar in Son Heung-min’s penalty area went unpunished despite a VAR check.
Sean Longstaff had the first real effort of the match, the midfielder of the Magpies hitting a ball from the edge of the penalty area, forcing Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to save.
And a few moments later, the visiting team took the lead. Christian Atsu has received a dangerous shot in the penalty area. The Brazilian took his time and shot in the bottom corner to raise the score to 1-0.
Despite the dominant possession, Tottenham struggled to bring down a stubborn defense of Newcastle. Some penalties were rejected before Magpies goaltender Martin Dúbravka hit the volleyball.
With the last kick of the first half, Lucas Moura lost the opportunity to level the score at close range and in the meantime, the score was 1-0 for Newcastle.
The second half started in a similar way to the first, with very few opportunities created by both sides.
Tottenham retained most of the possession but failed to break Newcastle’s net result.
Tottenham felt they should have penalized 77 minutes of play. Harry Kane was shot down by Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles, but despite VAR control, he was not hit.
The Spurs were putting more pressure on their opponents’ goal and the home team should have scored ten draws tied. Moura found a low center but hit the ball on the crossbar only a few meters. A glorious opportunity ruined by the passage of time.
Despite another six minutes at the end of the second half, the Spurs failed to equalize, and Newcastle secured the victory.
A surprise win for Newcastle and a first with new manager Steve Bruce.
Tottenham faces the derby of North London when the Spurs go to the Emirates to face Arsenal. Newcastle is at Leicester.