Newcastle United claimed their first Premier League points under Steve Bruce after a solid 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Club record signing Joelinton struck in the first half after a sumptuous through ball by Christian Atsu, finishing superbly.
Despite Spurs enjoying the majority of the possession, Bruce has clearly drilled his side defensively as they performed a rearguard action and repelled wave after wave of attack.
Harry Kane appealed for a penalty after being brought down by Jamaal Lascelles, but VAR ruled the Magpies skipper had not brought down his man deliberately.
Mauricio Pochettino must prepare his troops for a north London derby against rivals Arsenal next Sunday, while Bruce will savour this victory before welcoming bottom side Watford to St James’ Park.
More to follow…
Published at Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:34:02 +0000