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Five-star Spurs hammer Newcastle to move into top four

Tottenham Hotspur's Steven Bergwijn celebrates with teammates after scoring their fifth goal during their Premier League game against Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday

Tottenham Hotspur's Steven Bergwijn celebrates with teammates after scoring their fifth goal during their Premier League game against Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday. Photo: David Klein/Reuters

Published Apr 3, 2022

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London — Tottenham Hotspur moved into the Premier League top four after a second-half blitz of goals from Matt Doherty, Son Heung-min, Emerson Royal and Steven Bergwijn fired them to an emphatic 5-1 win over Newcastle United at home on Sunday.

Much of the first half was played in Newcastle territory but Spurs failed to find a way through their opponents before the away side grabbed a surprise lead in the 39th minute through Fabian Schar, who drilled home a low free kick past Hugo Lloris.

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Newcastle's lead, however, lasted only four minutes when Ben Davies got ahead of his marker to meet a delightful Son cross to level the game and bring to life a dour half that had initially promised little.

Spurs hit the front almost immediately after the restart when wing back Doherty scored with a diving header from a dangerous Harry Kane cross before Son doubled the their advantage in the 54th minute as he finished off a sweeping team move.

Newcastle made a double switch just before the hour-mark, bringing on Jacob Murphy and Bruno Guimaraes, but Spurs heaped more misery on the visitors as Emerson and substitute Bergwijn added two more goals to complete the rout.

Spurs are now level on 54 points with Arsenal but their north London neighbours can leapfrog them back into fourth place when they travel to Crystal Palace on Monday. Newcastle are 15th with 31 points, nine clear of the relegation zone.

Reuters

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