Spurs go fourth with comeback win over Newcastle

Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur scores a goal to make it 3-1 during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 3, 2022 in London, United Kingdom.


Tottenham came from behind to comfortably beat Newcastle and moved up to fourth in the Premier League.

Antonio Conte's side leap above north London rivals Arsenal on goal difference, but Mikel Arteta's men have two games in hand including Monday's trip to Crystal Palace.

It didn't start well for the hosts as Magpies defender Fabian Schar curled in a free-kick on 39 minutes, though Hugo Lloris will be disappointed at not keeping the ball out.

Spurs responded on the stroke of half-time through Ben Davies' glancing header from Son Heung-min's sumptuous delivery into the danger area.

Immediately after the break, Spurs turned it around through Matt Doherty's diving header from Harry Kane's cross and they netted their third through Son's clinical finish.

And it got even better on the hour mark when Emerson Royal poked in from close range following excellent build-up play by Doherty - and substitute Steven Bergwijn stroked in late on.

Newcastle had no answer and fell to their third consecutive defeat, leaving them 15th in the table but nine points above the relegation zone.


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