Tottenham Hotspur began their 2018/19 English Premier League season with a nervy 2-1 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Jan Vertonghen scored in the eight minute from close range heading in Davidson Sanchez’s knock down header off a curling free-kick.
Joselu restored parity for Newcastle United three minutes later heading in a cross.
Dele Alli restored Tottenham’s lead in the 18th minute heading in Serge Aurier’s cross.
Rafael Benitez’s side were almost level in the 48th minute when Mohamed Diame’s shot hit the upright,
Kenedy on loan from Chelsea also missed a chance when he was played through on goal no thanks to a poor touch in 51st-minute which allowed Hugo Lloris to preserve make a save.
Both teams had chances to score in the second half of the encounter with Newcastle striking the bar twice, and a late injury scare for DeAndre Yedlin, as the Magpies ended the game with 10 men.
Newcastle will attempt to get their season up and running at newly promoted Cardiff City next weekend, while Tottenham will play a home match at Wembley for the final time when they host Fulham.