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EPL: Tottenham Unveil Faults In Saudi Arabia Owned Newcastle

EPL: Tottenham Unveil Faults In Saudi Arabia Owned Newcastle

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Newcastle United's faults were laid bare in front of the owners of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund in a disappointing start as Tottenham silenced St James' Park with a 3-2 win on Sunday.

The defeat leaves Newcastle still in the relegation zone without a Premier League win this season.

Expectations on Tyneside are high for a huge injection of funding by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) to transform Newcastle's fortunes on the field but the loss to Tottenham echoes the words of Jurgen Klopp "money doesn't buy success".

Although it is rather too soon to judge by one match since the money injection has not been used yet.

PIF governor Yassir Al-Rumayyan was given a hero's welcome by the 55,000 crowd when he was presented before kick-off.

A jubilant atmosphere was matched by the perfect start for the home side when Callum Wilson headed home Javier Manquillo's cross inside two minutes.

Al-Rumayyan celebrated wildly in the stands alongside co-owner Amanda Staveley, who has bought a 10 percent stake in the club and been the face of the takeover bid for well over a year.

Staveley said this week her ambition is for the Magpies to become champions of England within the next 10 years.

However, the gulf between where Newcastle are and where the new owners want them to go was exposed after their flying start.

Spurs have had a far from ideal start to the season under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo but in Harry Kane and Son Heung-min they have the star quality Newcastle hope to have in years to come.

Tanguy Ndombele smashed home an equaliser on 17 minutes from Sergio Reguilon's cross to get the Tottenham revival started.

Kane then ended his wait for a Premier League goal this season with a deft lob over Karl Darlow.

The England captain was intially flagged offside, but a VAR review proved Kane was onside from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's ball over the top.

The game was then stopped for 20 minutes due to a medical emergency for a Newcastle fan.

Tottenham players alerted the need for a defibrillator and the players were taken off the pitch by referee Andre Marriner.

But the flow of the game remained the same when it resumed for seven minutes of first-half stoppage time.

Kane turned provider for Spurs' third as his low cross was converted by Son sliding in at the far post.

Many expected Newcastle's consortium of owners to dispense with the services of manager Steve Bruce as one of their first points of business.

The former Manchester United captain was handed a reprieve to take charge of his 1 000th game of his managerial career.

But the 60-year-old is deeply unpopular among the Newcastle support and was met with persistent chants of "we want Brucey out" and "you're getting sacked in the morning" during the second half as Spurs continued to dominate.

A red card for Jonjo Shelvey seven minutes from time rounded off a miserable day on the field for Newcastle.

Eric Dier's comical own goal in the final minute gave the 10 men hope.

But Spurs held out to move up to fifth and level on points with fourth-placed Brighton.

Newcastle remain three points adrift of safety and much further from matching the ambitions of their wealthy new owners.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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English Premier League 2021/2022 TABLE

English Premier League
No Teams P Pts
1 Manchester City 23 57
2 Liverpool 22 48
3 Chelsea 24 47
4 Manchester United 22 38
5 West Ham United 23 37
Full Table

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Harry Kane
Harry
Kane
EN England
  • HEIGHT

    1.88m

  • WEIGHT

    86 kg

  • AGE

    28

Son Heung-min
Son
Heung-min
KR Korea (the Republic of)
  • HEIGHT

    1.83m

  • WEIGHT

    77kg

  • AGE

    29

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur

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Newcastle United
Newcastle United

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