Published: Вс, Августа 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Newcastle United 0-0 Tottenham

Newcastle United 0-0 Tottenham

The Magpies were forced into early chances in a goalless first half with Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune coming off.

Jonjo Shelvey has been widely criticised on social media for his brainless stamp on Dele Alli which saw him sent off in Newcastle's defeat by Tottenham.

The Dane shot across the face of goal with 27 minutes gone after Spurs had broken from a Newcastle corner, and he tested goalkeeper Rob Elliot with a dipping volley four minutes before the break.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino handed a debut to Kyle Walker-Peters, curiously a direct replacement for Kyle Walker, who moved to Manchester City in the off-season.

With 20 minutes left, Ben Davies was found by Eriksen with the Welshman scoring the second goal of the game.

It was a harsh re-introduction to life back in the Premier League for Newcastle, who were relegated from the division at the end of the 2015-16 season. Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli support Harry Kane.

The defender joined Pep Guardiola's side in a £45 million move from Tottenham this summer and helped the club to a season-opening 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

"It was a game where we had to keep our cool, we didn't want to get too heated up and get brought into what they wanted us to do, which was make it more of a physical game and a battle than a game of football".

Not what you want when you've just been promoted to the Premier League.

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