How did the players fare in Newcastle's 3-2 defeat to Tottenham?

NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1):

6 Darlow: Couldn’t really be faulted for any of Spurs’ goals and actually controlled his penalty area reasonably effectively

5 Manquillo: Provided the assist for Wilson’s goal with a well-weighted cross, but struggled to get forward much after that

4 Lascelles: Was all at sea as Spurs’ attackers poured forward towards the end of the first half and was unable to get close enough to Kane

4 Clark: His lack of mobility was a weakness all afternoon, with Spurs’ forwards successfully running off him

5 Ritchie: Tried to keep things tight on the left of Newcastle’s defence but struggled against the mobility of the Spurs midfield

5 Hayden: Found the game going on around him for long periods and was unable to shut down Spurs’ counter-attacks

4 Longstaff: Repeatedly gave the ball away at the heart of midfield, with his positional wandering leaving him exposed

5 Willock: Started on the front foot, but was quickly forced backwards – wasn’t able to offer a threat in the final third

6 Saint-Maximin: Was one of the few Newcastle players trying to take the fight to the opposition, even if his shooting was wayward

5 Joelinton: Still doesn’t convince playing in a wide-attacking role – offered very little threat to the Spurs defence

7 WILSON: Opened the scoring with an excellent header and continued to try to threaten the Spurs defence


2 Shelvey (for Longstaff, 60): Given he was already on a booking, what on earth was he thinking as he hauled down Reguilon?

Fraser (for Wilson, 76)

Murphy (for Willock, 76)

(not used): Gillespie (gk), Lewis, Schar, Fernandez, Murphy, Fraser, Hendrick, Gayle.

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1):

Lloris 6; Royal 6, Romero 7, Dier 6, Reguilon 8; Hojbjerg 7, Skipp 6; Lucas 7, NDOMBELE 8, Son 7; Kane 8.

Subs (not used): Gollini (gk), Sanchez, Winks, Gil, Bergwijn, Tanganga, Davies, Lo Celso, Alli.

Man Of The Match: TANGUY NDOMBELE – Caused the Newcastle defence a series of problems as he burst forward to support Son and Kane.