At St. James’ Park, Newcastle United crushed Tottenham Hotspur, a Premier League opponent, 4-0.

Few anticipated what happened at St. James’ Park when it came down to the absolute minimum, against a nearly certain qualified Champions League team, and in an unfavorable early kickoff time.

Newcastle United destroyed Tottenham Hotspur to solidify their position in the running for their own European spot the following season.

Anthony Gordon and Fabian Schar each scored one goal, while Alexander Isak scored twice.


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What topics of discussion prevailed that day? Here are five salient points and ideas from Ange Postecoglou’s men’s Tyneside demolition.

He’s put on some incredible shows at St. James’ Park, earning him the title of Newcastle’s player of the year. However, he gave possibly the best performance against Spurs.

With the assistance of fellow criminals Harvey Barnes and Alexander Isak, the visiting defense was unable to match the England international’s strength and speed.

Two assists and one goal. Excellent quality. He just continues becoming better and better, and I doubt that he has reached his peak just yet.

In the current market, how much is the former Everton player worth? He would be quite expensive.


Anthony Gordon netted Newcastle’s second.

Makeshift back four as duo shine – AGAIN

Many were concerned about how Newcastle’s defense would hold up against a fast-moving, explosive Spurs front three, but, to be fair, they handled it with little difficulty.

And while all four were excellent, I think two should get extra recognition.

The decision to remove Dan Burn from the top two was seen with considerable skepticism by the fan base and this particular journalist as well. However, Burn was excellent again on the left, just as he has been at center-half.

To be fair, Emil Krafth has also been up and down lately. He was required to play a center role and cover the right as well. He put on a great performance and got better and better as the game went on.

Geordie enforcers – Bruno in the middle

Seeing two Geordie “enforcers” on either side of Bruno Guimaraes, the conductor of Newcastle, was indeed a sight to behold.

Many have criticized Sean Longstaff for his subpar, injury-plagued performances, yet he didn’t make a mistake on the field.

And Elliot Anderson truly came of age with this performance.

He is a really good player, as anyone who has watched him play for the youth teams or the seniors during preseason would attest. However, not much of that has yet been demonstrated on a major platform.

Though there have been glimpses in recent weeks, the Geordie is finally seizing the opportunity.

He’s the closest Newcastle has to Joelinton in terms of strength, commitment, and physicality. He was a dominant force against a Spurs midfield three that is far more celebrated, experienced, and experienced than he is. won every single thing. That illusive objective is all that remains…

Howe’s tactical tweaks – got it spot on!

As previously said, Newcastle’s setup differed slightly from what many had anticipated. Occasionally, Krafth covered and Murphy pushed up, making it a three-point play without the ball. Then, at times, it turned into a five as Anderson covered for Pedro Porro, matching his stride for stride.

It was a dazzling success. For the first time in 2024, the three overcame a strong Spurs front three to record back-to-back victories and Premier League clean sheets.

All praise should go to head coach Howe for the adjustments that allowed Newcastle to outsmart and outthink their opponents.

He did it! Somehow…

Guimaraes has avoided a booking despite being wound up and the best efforts of the Spurs South American contingent combined.

Despite playing 11 games, he was unable to secure his 10th league game of the season, which would have resulted in a two-game suspension.

Now he can kick anybody he wants!


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