Newcastle 6-1 Thottenham Highlights
Watch Newcastle 6-1 Thottenham Highlights, as Thottenham lost the match against Newcastle in the premier league at St. James Park at yesterday’s meetings.
Newcastle had domination over spurs from the start of the match and they almost had 5 goals within 21 minutes of the match start.
Spurs switched to a back four for the first time since January 2022 but interim boss Cristian Stellini‘s tactical plan was left in tatters immediately as Newcastle ran riot to move up to third and boost their own prospects of sealing Champions League qualification.
The hosts scored three times in the first nine minutes against the abject visitors, with Jacob Murphy converting a close-range opener after 62 seconds then smashing a stunning third after Joelinton had doubled the lead from Fabian Schar’s ball over the top.
Tottenham’s defence continued to crumble, with Alexander Isak adding a clinical, quick-fire double in front of the buoyant home supporters, his second coming on 21 minutes, making it the second-earliest any Premier League side has ever taken a five-goal lead.
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris did not emerge for the second half, with Fraser Forster replacing him, and substitute Callum Wilson restored Newcastle’s five-goal advantage only 65 seconds after coming on following a well-taken consolation goal by Harry Kane.
While Newcastle celebrate a memorable win and jump above Manchester United into third, Spurs slip six points off the Champions League places having played a game more. With the humbling defeat coming only a week after their late loss at home to Bournemouth, their season has been plunged into crisis.
Lloris was ashamed of this worst defeat in the hand of Newcastle. He said, “It’s very embarrassing. The first thing is probably we should apologise to the fans who travelled, the fans who watched the game. Obviously we didn’t show a great face.
“We could not match the performance of the Newcastle players. We were late in all the aspects of the game. We completely missed the first part of the game. Obviously the second half is another story. It’s really painful.
“It’s not even about talking of tactics, it’s just we could not fight. Newcastle had a great performance, they were very aggressive, very offensive. Every time they got the ball they were looking forward and, I don’t know, it’s difficult to assess and analyse the performance. The first things was a lack of pride.
“To concede four goals in 20 minutes… you can get punched once, twice. But it was something strange, like we could not even react. We could not even bounce back into the game, into the performance. But Newcastle deserve a lot of credit. They started the game with power, they were very dynamic and they knew exactly what to do, with the ball and without the ball.
Cristian Stellini on postmatch interview
Cristian Stellini said, “We were not prepared enough to play an important match. We have a good squad, but [on Sunday] no one showed how good they are.
“It was my responsibility to decide the system [for the game] and we decided to do it differently because we had many injured.
“It is my responsibility to take this type of decision, I took it and it was wrong.
“I have to take responsibility because after we changed system, the game was gone, we had to play better and we did. We scored and tried to fight, but it is very difficult to understand why the first 25 minutes were so bad.”
Eddie Howe on postmatch interview
Eddie Howe said, “That’s the reaction we wanted. It was an incredible start to the match from us. I thought we were very good. The crowd were incredible for us and we elevated our performance during that opening half an hour.
“You’re planning during the week on how you’re going to impose yourselves on your opponents. I think the big message was for us to play our game as we don’t think we did against Aston Villa.
“I said before the game that it was about re-aligning our principles of play.
“We planned as if they might change [to a back four]. We thought it was a realistic possibility so we worked on that in the week, and it’s all about being adaptable in the Premier League.
“We want the high energy and intensity off the ball and then we want the calmness on it. We want progressive football so the lads have had to take on a lot of information but they’re doing incredibly well.
“Since I walked through the door here, the players have responded so well to us and I can’t thank them enough really.”