Son Heung-min leads the line for Spurs against Newcastle

Sunday, 03 Feb, 2019

He was left in acres of space by a failed Newcastle offside trap and was found perfectly by Erik Lamela's cross, but the Brazilian planted a free header from seven yards out wide of the target.

Spurs' next missed chance was more a case of bad luck rather than bad execution, Lamela again involved as he saw his header cannon off the bar from Jan Vertonghen's inviting cross. Fortunately for Dubravka, Jamal Lascelles was on hand to hack the ball away from danger.

"I know City didn't play well but it is a little bit freakish when you compare Newcastle's display to some of their other home games this season".

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Check out our breakdown of the game below.

Having not been listed in the club's Premier League squad in the first half of the season, and being forced to train with the under-23s, he was expected to leave in the January transfer window.

However, they stuck to their task, and were rewarded with their third late victor in the last eight days, having previously edged past Fulham and Watford.

Mauricio Pochettino felt his Tottenham side were worthy of their late victor against Newcastle before insisting he will not be cheering on rivals Arsenal when they meet fellow title hopefuls Manchester City on Sunday.

Substitutes: Llorente (6), Rose (6), Dier (N/A).

Spurs had also made hard work of league victories over Fulham and Watford, again winning with goals in the last 10 minutes, so were keen to get on the front foot.

Spurs, meanwhile, move into second place ahead of Manchester City with 57 points on the board.

With Harry Kane out injured, Heung Min-Son will lead the line for Spurs. "We assess him day by day".

Rafa Benitez's men pulled off the shock result of all the midweek fixtures after coming back from a one-goal deficit to beat Manchester City 2-1.

"We [Tottenham] are still there, we're going for the Premier League title, and we can stop them".

The deadlock was eventually broken with eight minutes remaining as Son evaded two defenders before firing home from range although Dubravka should have done better. It worked and they dug out the win.

With an hour played, Mauricio Pochettino eventually introduced Llorente in place of Lucas as the hosts went in search of an opening goal.

Pochettino insisted the midweek result confirmed the unpredictability of the English domestic game, adding: "Sometimes you can see a side that won the Premier League and one that is fighting for the relegation and there isn't too much difference".