The match that was expected to be close and competitive had Tottenham Hotspur dominating over Newcastle United on Sunday, running out 4-1 winners. And partly because Richarlison’s two goals were important in ensuring Newcastle was defeated.
A stylish 4-1 victory over Newcastle United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was obtained and mainly led by the captain, Son Heung-min Inspires. After losing 5 consecutive matches in the Premier League, which was plagued by injuries since their home victories over Chelsea, Aston Villa, and West Ham, Ange Postecoglou’s team were back in the form of their early-season.
Son operated on the wide left, showing off his skill by slipping past former Spurs teammate Kieran Trippier. His on-point cross gave Destiny Udogie the chance to score his first Tottenham goal in the 26th minute. Son’s amazing footwork kept on tearing Newcastle apart as he produced the ideal cutback for Richarlison, who completed his brace in the 38th minute.
Newcastle’s destiny was effectively sealed by a close-range goal from Richarlison in the 60th minute. The Brazilian’s performance in attack illustrates that Tottenham is steadily exerted by holding over opposition.
Son’s presence was impactful as he dispatched and won a penalty in the 85th minute and thus solidifyingTottenham’s lead further. With injury-ravaged Newcastle managing a late consolation goal through Joelinton in added time, that didn’t make any change in the overall outcome .
The game was not without controversy as Cristian Romero made a late and cynical tackle on Callum Wilson that most felt was dangerous and eventually resulted in a yellow card for Romero. This decision caused a debate for whether VAR should have intervened which potentially changed the course of the match.
Eddie Howe, the manager of Newcastle Newcastle, expressed his concern over the tackle but acknowledged his team’s challenging period and stated, “I was pleased to see Callum get up from that because it looked dangerous. But we can’t use that as an excuse.” Despite the tough run of games, Howe commended his players for their resilience.
Tottenham earned after the win the fifth position with 30 points and Newcastle remains on the seventh place with 26 points in the Premier League table. This win marks Tottenham’s first since the end of October, providing a much-needed boost for the team as they aim to climb the league standings.