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Spurs will look to make it four wins on the bounce in their third game of the new Premier League season at home to Newcastle this afternoon.

Jose Mourinho‘s side come off a confidence-boosting 5-2 hammering of Southampton last week, which preceded a mid-week Europa League win in North Macedonia.

Spurs come up against a Newcastle side also with one win and a loss in their opening two Premier League games, buoyed by a 7-0 Carabao Cup third-round win over Morecambe.


With kick-off at 2pm BST, follow the action at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium!

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Right, we’ve clarified who was sent off.

It wasn’t Kane or Sacramento, but goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos, who gestured towards the officials.


Let’s talk about VAR and handball. You have to wonder where the game is going under these new rules.

Newcastle fans would have been delighted to get that draw, but they didn’t have a single shot on target before Wilson’s penalty. Many would probably concede it wasn’t a clear penalty.

It’s not the first decision this weekend to stir up controversy and it won’t be the last one. At this point, it’s difficult to see who benefits from such harsh handball decisions.

RED CARD!


RED CARD!

More drama!

It does appear that Harry Kane has been sent off by the referee Peter Bankes after the final whistle for his protests. But according to Sky Sports, the card was shown to assistant Joao Sacramento instead.

A dismal end to this game gets even worse for Tottenham.
 

We’ll get confirmation on what happened shortly.

FULL TIME


FULL TIME | Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle

Well, the handball decisions keep creating controversy and Newcastle have stolen a point in the most dramatic circumstances.

Spurs will know they missed a host of chances but that decision has robbed them of two valuable points.
 

Photo: Reuters

GOAL!


GOAL! Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle | Callum Wilson (pen) 90+7′

Wilson squeezes it underneath Lloris!

Under the pressure, it’s a good penalty from Wilson but Lloris looks annoyed that doesn’t keep it out.

Mourinho turns away and walks down the tunnel. He is livid – and who can blame him.
 

Photo: Getty

VAR


90+3 mins: VAR!

PENALTY TO NEWCASTLE!

This could be a complicated one. Newcastle appeal for handball and this one has much more substance to it. 

Under the new rules, it does appear that Carroll’s header hits Dier’s hand, but he has absolutely no idea about it. It would be so harsh, but the rules are there.

But before they can rule on the handball, the officials are looking for offside. No problems there – and the referee goes over to the monitor to check for handball now.

IT’S GIVEN! Unbelievable drama!

YELLOW CARD


90+1 mins: Hayden goes in the book for a foul late on, presumably to try and get a suspected handball looked at by VAR.


90 mins: There will be FIVE minutes to be played.
 

Still time for another goal and some late drama.


89 mins: Scare at the back for Tottenham!

My oh my. 

After all of their chances on goal, Spurs get away with a messy situation at the back as Davies thumps a clearance against Hojbjerg and it deflects wide.

A heart-in-mouth moment for Mourinho’s side there.


88 mins: Spurs see their appeals for handball fall on deaf ears but Kane plays on, trying to lift the ball over Darlow and again sees him in his way.


85 mins: Five minutes to go in this one and Spurs just seem to be executing some gamesmanship tactics now to run down the clock.

Quite a contrast from the first half, when they were peppering the Newcastle goal like a well-cooked steak.

YELLOW CARD


82 mins: Good work from Doherty, who manages to fake his way past Lewis and wins a free-kick right on the edge of the box.

Yellow card for Lewis – and a dangerous Lamela delivery to come. But he goes for goal instead and Darlow pushes it over for a corner.

SUBS


80 mins: Erik Lamela is on and that’s all of Tottenham’s substitutions now, with the goalscorer Lucas Moura making way.


79 mins: Those substitutions have rather taken the momentum out of the game and there have just been a few stoppages after a foul from Hojbjerg.

Spurs are yet to find that second goal and there will be some nerves as Newcastle launch the ball into their penalty area.

SUBS


76 mins: Lo Celso is the next one to get a rest and he’s replaced by Tanguy Ndombele, who is starting to look more of a regular part of this Spurs team now.

As for Newcastle, it’s Andy Carroll on for Almiron. Newcastle are now playing with three big strikers up top – and you can expect a direct approach from them now.
 

Photo: PA

ES COVERAGE


Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

“As this game enters the final stages, Spurs remain well on top but still in search of a second goal.

“Some of the urgency has gone out of the occasion but Newcastle still have Carroll, among others, in reserve and it could yet be a nervy finale if the host don’t put this to bed soon.”

SUBS


73 mins: Jacob Murphy replaces Jeff Hendrick and that’s his first appearance in the Premier League for over 18 months.

Just goes to show that if you impress in cup games, you will get chances in bigger competitions.

SUBS


68 mins: Jamall Lewis, who suffered a pretty nasty eye injury in the last game against Brighton, is on to replace Ritchie.


66 mins: Ritchie and Doherty collide after competing for the 50-50 aerial ball and the Magpies man comes off worse.

He looks in some pain, clutching his shoulder as he receives treatment on the pitch. This might be the end of his afternoon.


62 mins: Still Tottenham can’t find a way through!

What more do Spurs have to do? This time it’s Lo Celso who tries his luck on his unfavoured right foot and Darlow pushes it out to Kane, who clips the cross to the far post but it’s just beyond Lucas.

Date, time and venue

Tottenham vs Newcastle is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off today.

This match will be played behind closed doors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

Team news

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Doherty, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Lo Celso, Lucas Moura, Kane, Son

Subs: Reguilon, Alderweireld, Lamela, Hart, Gedson, Bergwijn, Ndombele

Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Ritchie, Hendrick, Shelvey, Hayden, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson

Subs: Carroll, Lewis, Krafth, Yedlin, Murphy, Gillespie, Sean Longstaff

Referee: Peter Bankes

Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

Tottenham go into this game as undoubted favourites, having won five of their last six games against the Magpies.

Though in free-scoring form against Southampton, Tottenham are yet to claim a clean sheet this season, something Mourinho will be keen to correct on Sunday.

Newcastle looked less than convincing in their 3-0 home defeat to Brighton last weekend, and I can’t see past a home win here.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Tottenham and Newcastle are certainly no strangers having met a whopping 162 times in their history.

It’s the home side who enter the fixture with the better record, having won on 71 occasions, as opposed to Newcastle’s 59 wins, alongside 32 draws.

It was Newcastle who emerged as victors at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season, however, thanks to a rare Joelinton goal.

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