A moment of magic from Christian Eriksen and a super finish from Dele Alli helped Tottenham to a win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday.
The hosts were in the game up until captain Jonjo Shelvey was giving his marching orders for a moment of stupidity having stood on Alli’s ankle.
After that, Spurs had the space and time to start to pick their opponents off, and it was Eriksen who floated in a delightful ball into the box with Alli stretching to meet his delivery and divert it into the back of the net.
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It was a wonderful goal from a Tottenham perspective and just what Mauricio Pochettino would have wanted to see from his players on what looked set to be a frustrating afternoon.
Ben Davies popped up just minutes later to double their lead and seal all three points, with Tottenham starting the new campaign with a win and a timely boost for all concerned amid ongoing issues with their lack of activity this summer in the transfer market.