Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Kane starts for Spurs with August hoodoo in his sights

Kane starts for Spurs with August hoodoo in his sights

He said: "We deserved at least a draw".

Newcastle's Venezuelan forward Salomon Rondon almost enjoyed a dream debut after coming off the substitutes bench but his late effort was deflected on to the crossbar after a desperate block from Vertonghen.

Kenedy then found himself in acres of space one-on-one with Hugo Lloris, only to see his touch let him down, and Dubravka kept the score at 1-2 at the other end, producing a fine stop from Moussa Sissoko's close-range volley. We played a very good team, Newcastle. I think with all the circumstance it was a massive effort.

"They started to work on Monday and tried to prepare and start to work in the same way as the previous season". But we are in the competition, and if the young ones like Luke Amos deserve to be on the bench and maybe play, they are going to play.

Tottenham became the first Premier League team to make no signings during a summer transfer window with manager Pochettino urging disgruntled fans to be happy with the quality of the existing squad.

Dele Alli scored a first-half victor as Tottenham beat Newcastle 2-1 on the opening weekend of the Premier League season at St James' Park.

The Colombian's header down was met at the far post by Vertonghen under pressure from Paul Dummett and the ball ricocheted down from the crossbar, with referee Martin Atkinson awarding the goal after being alerted that the ball had crossed the line.

The Spurs defence soon had a moment to forget, however, when Joselu pulled around the back of Sanchez to dispatch Matt Ritchie's superb delivery from the right.

Spurs, whose starting XI contained many players who were involved in the latter stages of the World Cup, faded and were relieved to hold on for victory following Vertonghen's crucial 85th-minute block to deny Rondon, the deflection taking the Venezuelan's effort on to the bar before Spurs cleared the danger.

"Yes, many good performances from players that were very professional during their holidays".

"It was a game that from the beginning of the season is always hard - teams with a lot of energy", the Argentine explained.

Newcastle face Cardiff City in their next top-flight game. We are trying to understand and give them the help to improve but football is squad game'.

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