Newcastle United 1 Tottenham 2

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After a frantic start, Jan Vertonghen's 8th-minute opener for the visitors was cancelled out by a towing header from Joselu three minutes later.

Newcastle's Venezuelan forward Salomon Rondon almost enjoyed a dream debut after coming off the substitutes bench but his late effort was deflected on to the crossbar after a desperate block from Vertonghen.

"But what happens with Harry is he can not score three goals every game".

And, oh yeah, Harry Kane still hasn't scored in August.

However, before we concentrate on what lies ahead, we have the small matter of establishing who you thought was the Newcastle man-of-the-match against Tottenham.

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"I am so proud of the performance in the circumstances", Spurs manager Pochettino told Sky Sports.

"We're very ambitious, every player".

Now obviously I'm not going to claim to have watched enough of Schar/Muto to have a proper opinion on what they can do but at least they might work out.

It was no surprise that he started against Tottenham, as he is a crucial first-team player for Newcastle and he proved that he has the quality to influence games in the Premier League.

"We can do better, of course, and be more consistent but it was a massive challenge to connect everything and prepare in the few days we had". Mauricio Pochettino responded by rushing back several of his stars who made deep runs at the World Cup, who were able to grind out a 2-1 win against Newcastle.

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Kane has only recently returned from his summer break after helping England to the World Cup semi-finals, but the club captain - along with Three Lions teammates Eric Dier and Dele Alli - are all named in Mauricio Pochettino's starting lineup.

Jan Vertonghen bundled the ball over the line with his head at the far post to give Spurs the lead (8) despite Martin Dubravka's best efforts on the line, before a tale of two crosses and another two headers.

Spurs continued to dominate possession and regained their lead with just 18 minutes played when full-back Serge Aurier drove a cross to the far post for the unmarked Alli to power a header past Dubravka.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez also endured a disappointing window as the Magpies made a large profit on their transfer activity so they'll face a hard task to improve on last seasons 10th-placed finish.

"I think we deserved a little bit more". "We conceded and reacted well, and then showed good fight", the Newcastle coach said.

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