Newcastle United made another impressive statement against the Premier League big boys by beating Tottenham Hotspur in their own yard to reach the Champions League places while Arsenal finally drew their first game of the season against Southampton.
Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron scored in the first half for the visitors during the 2-1 win before a Harry Kane strike brought Tottenham back into the contest but Newcastle held firm to seal all three points.
Coming into the contest on the back of a defeat against Manchester United, Tottenham had the better start but failed to capitalise on their momentum with a goal.
With Tottenham’s pressure waning, Wilson relied on a mistake by Hugo Lloris to score the opening goal into an empty net in the 31st minute. The Frenchman was once again at fault for the second goal as his pass to Ryan Sessegnon was undercooked allowing Almiron a run at the goal to score his team’s second.
Harry Kane provided his side with a much-needed goal in the opening ten minutes of the second half with a header for his 10th goal of the season but his side failed to break down Newcastle’s resolute defence again.
Newcastle now moves to 4th on the league table ahead of Chelsea after the Blues drew their last game. Tottenham remains 3rd but now must look over their shoulder for the teams catching up.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day Arsenal drew their first game of the season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton.
Stuart Armstrong cancelled out Granit Xhaka’s goal to leave the Gunners sitting just two points ahead of the chasing Manchester City.