Late, controversial Wilson penalty seals Newcastle draw at Tottenham

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shoots during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 27, 2020 in London, England.

Callum Wilson hit a controversial 96th-minute penalty to steal a draw in a 1-1 draw against a dominant and deserving Tottenham side.

Spurs almost took the lead within four minutes when Giovani Lo Celso's free-kick drew a fine diving save from Karl Darlow who reacted quickly to block a close-range effort from Harry Kane on the rebound.

Minutes later and Darlow was at it again, parrying a Kane header from close range as the hosts piled on the pressure with all the possession.

And Newcastle were finally breached when Kane turned provider to pick out Lucas Moura at the far post for a tap-in. Eric Dier almost doubled their lead, while Son Heung-Min hit the post and the bar, but the Magpies somehow made it to the interval just one goal down.

Newcastle started the second half brightly but failed to threaten the Spurs goal, with Hugo Lloris entirely uninvolved for most of the game.

Erik Lamela forced another fine save from the outstanding Darlow, while Kane also threatened a second with a finely struck volley down the 'keeper's throat.

While Spurs created far fewer chances than in the first half and failed to double their lead, three points never looked in real doubt as Newcastle failed for the second consecutive week to register a shot on target in the 90 minutes.

But VAR and handball controversy struck once again this season as Newcastle won a 95th-minute penalty after Dier was deemed to have handled.

Wilson made no mistake from the spot, slotting past Hugo Lloris for an unlikely draw.

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