Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Alli and Davies give Spurs 2-0 win at 10-man Newcastle

Alli and Davies give Spurs 2-0 win at 10-man Newcastle

The Magpies were forced into early chances in a goalless first half with Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune coming off. The Dane's pass by met by an on rushing Alli who slotted past Rob Elliot.

Elsewhere, Kyle Walker-Peters comes into the team at right-back, following his namesake Kyle Walker's transfer to Manchester City and an injury suffered by Kieran Trippier.

Alli kicked the ball away as the Newcastle midfielder bent down to collect it. Shelvey then thread on Alli's ankle, the referee spotted it and sent him off.

The game suddenly burst into life, with Gayle forcing Hugo Lloris into a save at his near post, but Newcastle's positive response soon fizzled out.

If Pochettino needs to change things at St. James' Park, he can turn to Cameron Carter-Vickers, while Victor Wanyama and Heung-Min Son are also amongst the options on the bench.

The England global was involved in Tottenham's second as his flick was guided into the path of Davies by Eriksen, the left-back finishing a slick move with a cool finish.

Spurs have now won 13 of their past 14 Premier League games, winning each of their past four and scoring 17 goals in the process. "It's more risky. We lost one player from that", Benitez told BBC Sport. It was a clear red card [for Shelvey]. - Since the start of the 2015/16 season, Christian Eriksen has assisted more Premier League goals than any other player (30).

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