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Tottenham 5-1 Newcastle: Player ratings, heroes and villains as Spurs go above Arsenal

Tottenham thrashed 5-1 Newcastle to move into the top four of the Premier League table.

Tottenham produced a brilliant second half performance to thrash Newcastle 5-1 and move into the top four of the Premier League table.

Tottenham started the game by pinning down Newcastle before Fabian Schar’s freekick gave the visitors the lead against the run of play.

Ben Davies immediately responded with a gliding header before Doherty, Son, Emerson Royal and Steven Bergwijn all scored to give the Lillywhites an emphatic win and crucially go above Arsenal into fourth place.

The Gunners don’t play till Monday night and will now have to at least get something from the game against Crystal Palace if they are to go above their North London rivals.


Ben Davies- The Welsh defender scored a brilliant header to level things up for Spurs after South Korean forward Son Heung-min weaved a piece of wizardry to set him up, it was a brilliant piece of play.

Davies has barely missed a game since Antonio Conte took over and has gone from being ignored under Nuno Espirito Santo to being a key man under the Italian manager.

It’s been a brilliant turn around for the defender who has had to adjust his role and thriving at the left side of a three man defence.

Doherty- Another who has been sensational since the arrival of Antonio Conte. Went about his business quietly and popped up at the back end to head home Tottenham’s second.

There had been talks that he was on his way out of the club in January, no one is saying that again. His assist for Doherty was quite good too.

Son- The South Korean used his devastating pace to great effect, scoring and assisting as his side grabbed all three points.


Hugo Lloris- Got beat easily by Fabian Schar’s free kick which wasn’t even in the corner. Would look back at that and think he could have done better with the punch.  For his experience and what he represents, that was a big mistake. Lucky no one will remember that.

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