Newcastle picked up an impressive away win against Tottenham to move up to fourth place in the Premier League
Callum WIlson put the Magpies ahead despite appeals for a foul by Spurs stopper Hugo Lloris. Miguel Almiron doubled their advantage before the break and held on despite a Harry Kane header after half time.
Miguel Almiron continued his fine run of form as Newcastle United stormed into the Premier League’s top four with a 2-1 victory at rivals Tottenham.
The Paraguayan netted his fifth goal in his last five outings with a fine solo effort on 40 minutes after Callum Wilson had taken advantage of a howler from Spurs stopper Hugo Lloris to lob home the opener.
Indeed, Lloris made errors for both Newcastle goals late in the first period after Son Heung-Min (twice) and Harry Kane had both gone close to giving the hosts the lead early on.
Spurs needed to find a response in the second half and it was Kane who reduced the arrears when he stooped to nod in from close range on 54 minutes.
Newcastle almost restored their two-goal cushion through Wilson and then weathered a late storm to hang on for all three points.
The result sees the Magpies nudge above Chelsea into fourth spot on goal difference, just two points behind third-placed Spurs.
Next up, the Lilywhites entertain Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Wednesday before travelling to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday. Newcastle host Aston Villa.
A statement win for Newcastle. Take a bow, Eddie Howe. The Magpies have enjoyed an excellent calendar year, but have been particularly impressive since the start of the 2022-23 season. Newcastle have only lost one of their last 15 matches in all competitions and have been threatening this kind of result against a rival team high in the table for some team.
Spurs had won 10 straight matches on home turf in all competitions and although they pushed late on, Newcastle were worthy winners and are looking every inch like a team who could battle for the Champions League places this season.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Miguel Almiron (Newcastle United) There were countless candidates for the visitors in what was an excellent all-round team performance. Almiron gets the nod for a classy solo strike that proved to be the match winner. He has always had the industry and quality on the ball but now he is in a spell of form where he is delivering an end product on a far more regular basis.