NEWCASTLE: Tottenham Hotspur missed the prospect to transfer up to provisional fourth place in the Premier League after relegation-threatened Newcastle United held them to a 2-2 draw with a late equaliser from substitute Joe Willock at St James’ Park on Sunday.
The consequence leaves Spurs in fifth with 49 factors, two factors behind fourth-positioned Chelsea, however West Ham United can go above each of their London rivals into the Champions League spots in the event that they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers away on Monday.
It additionally marked the sixth time Spurs have failed to win a league sport this season once they have been main at halftime.
The consequence left Newcastle three factors above third-backside Fulham, who have been taking part in at Aston Villa in a while Sunday.
Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead with two objectives in four minutes in the primary half after Joelinton‘s opener for Newcastle earlier than Arsenal loanee Willock struck to earn a degree.
“Whenever you’re ahead in a game, as we have been a lot this season, and you give the lead away in the last five to 10 minutes, it’s always hard to take,” Kane informed BBC Sport.
Newcastle took the lead after 28 minutes when sustained stress noticed them win the ball again and Sean Longstaff discovered Joelinton on the far submit for the Brazilian to fireplace dwelling.
However, the benefit lasted barely 90 seconds as Spurs hit again when Kane capitalised on a ricochet from Giovani Lo Celso’s cross and tapped into an empty web two minutes later.
England striker Kane doubled the guests’ lead in the thirty fourth when he peeled off his marker to obtain Tanguy Ndombele’s by way of ball earlier than pulling the set off with a low, angled shot previous goalkeeper Martin Dubravka into the far nook of the web.
Spurs have been quieter in the second half as Newcastle grew into the sport however Kane had a golden alternative to rating a hat-trick on a counter-assault however his effort hit the woodwork.
“I feel like we could have played better in the second half. We were a bit sloppy. We didn’t take our chances and got punished for it,” Kane added.
Newcastle’s perseverance lastly paid off in the eighty fifth minute when Willock pounced on a rebound on the again submit to equalise after Tottenham failed to clear Joelinton’s header.
“I’m an Arsenal player so it does makes it a bit sweeter,” Willock, who got here on in the 79th minute, mentioned. “(Manager Steve Bruce) told me to come on, run around and get in the box to try and score goals. I’m happy I was able to do that.”