Newcastle deny Spurs return to top four in draw
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Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 draw by Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday, denying them the chance to climb provisionally up to fourth in the Premier League table.

Newcastle were ahead just before the the end of the first half when sustained pressure high up the field helped them to take the ball back, and Sean Longstaff found Joelinton in position at the far post to score.

Spurs equalized after a ricochet from Giovani Lo Celso‘s pass was capitalized on by Harry Kane, who tapped into an empty net.

Four minutes later, Kane doubled the lead by peeling off his marker to receive Tanguy Ndombele’s through ball and firing a short, angled shot past Martin Dubravka into the far corner of the net.

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In the second half, Newcastle took control and were rewarded for their persistence late in the match when Arsenal’s Joe Willock pounced on a clearance at the back post after Spurs struggled to clear Joelinton’s header.

Spurs are now in fifth position with 49 points, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, but if West Ham United defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, they will leapfrog their London rivals.

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