Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tottenham 5-1 Newcastle: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Premier League 4 Apr 2022

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There’s a whole lot on the line for a multitude of clubs in the Premier League between now and the end of the campaign, whether it be at the top or the bottom of the table. On Sunday afternoon, we saw two clubs – Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United – battle it out with two very different goals in mind for the months ahead.

Spurs want to get back into the Champions League whereas Newcastle want to ensure their safety in the top flight before eventually kicking on to bigger and better things.

In the end, despite the Magpies taking the lead, it was the hosts who pulled off the big win and walked away with the three points.

Kane’s big day

He may not have gotten on the scoresheet but there’s a reason why Harry Kane was awarded the Man of the Match honour after the full time whistle had blown. The Englishman notched up an assist and was generally on fire, from his distribution to his hold up play and beyond. He hasn’t hit the goalscoring charts we’re used to seeing from him this season but he’s catching fire at just the right time.

Newcastle crumble

Newcastle went ahead in this game and based on their resurgence in weeks gone by, it wouldn’t have been at all surprising for them to hold on and win or, at the bare minimum, leave with a point. Unfortunately, the rejuvenation of the club is going to take longer than some would’ve hoped, and Eddie Howe needs to recognise there are plenty of areas that need addressing.

Top four contenders again

Arsenal have the games in hand but Tottenham, as of this writing, are the ones firmly positioned in the top four. A return to the Champions League would be exactly what the doctor ordered and could give Antonio Conte a real base to work with heading into the summer transfer window. They’re looking like a real unit and even though inconsistency is still a problem, there’s hope – which is precisely what they desired.


Harry Kettle

Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.



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