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Ben Davies finishes off lovely Tottenham team move against Newcastle

Ben Davies finishes off lovely Tottenham team move against Newcastle

Moussa Sissoko is back in Tyneside following his £30m move to White Hart Lane last summer, while Harry Kane and Dele Alli both start. The Dane's pass by met by an on rushing Alli who slotted past Rob Elliot.

In contrast, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino left Tyneside having seen a satisfactory performance from his men, who were eventually rewarded for their patience.

"The Harry Kane tackle was worse than this one".

Benitez, meanwhile, will be hugely frustrated that Newcastle's return to the top flight was spoiled by Shelvey's peevishness.

Kieran Trippier's injury forced perhaps the most intriguing selection on the day, with Tottenham youngster Kyle Walker-Peters earning his first ever start - or any minutes whatsoever - at the senior level.

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Alli kicked the ball away as the Newcastle midfielder bent down to collect it. Shelvey then thread on Alli's ankle, the referee spotted it and sent him off.

The game suddenly burst into life, with Gayle forcing Hugo Lloris into a save at his near post, but Newcastle's positive response soon fizzled out.

Not what you want when you've just been promoted to the Premier League. The red card changed everything.

The brain-fade derailed Newcastle's momentum and any chance of pulling off an upset against last years Premier League runner-ups. - Ben Davies has scored twice in his last two Premier League appearances, as many as in his previous 102 combined.


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