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Newcastle beat Tottenham in premier league top four

Newcastle United moved into the English Premier League top four with a 2-1 win at Tottenham on Sunday that dealt another blow to Spurs’ title aspirations.

Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron were on target for the Magpies, who have still only lost once this season(0-1 to Liverpool at Anfield).

Harry Kane pulled a goal back for Tottenham, but a second damaging defeat for Antonio Conte’s men in five days leaves them five points behind league leaders, Arsenal, having played a game more.

Conte rubbished suggestions his side could challenge for a first league title since 1961 after being thoroughly outplayed in a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday.

Rather than looking up, third-placed Spurs may now be looking over their shoulders as Newcastle moved to within two points of their opponents.

Eddie Howe’s men also edged ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United, and with the chance for the Saudi-owned club to further strengthen in the January window, will pose a major threat to the traditional powers for a place in the top four.

Tottenham were left to rue Son Heung-min failing to open the scoring when the South Korean did not get enough purchase on an attempted chip over Nick Pope when one-on-one with the England goalkeeper early on.

The France captain was culpable for both Newcastle’s goals before the break.

Lloris was furious the opening goal was allowed to stand as he collided with Callum Wilson.As Lloris fell to the ground, Wilson spun and lifted the loose ball perfectly into an unguarded net. Despite a VAR check, no foul was awarded.

Five minutes before half-time, the visitors doubled their lead when Almiron jinked through the Tottenham defense before slotting beyond Lloris, who should have done better to keep the Paraguayan shot out.

Spurs looked devoid of ideas under a deluge of rain in the early stages of the second half as Newcastle stroked the ball around with confidence.

But the home side found a way back into the game via a corner as Clement Leglet headed Son’s corner into the direction of Kane to nod in his 11th goal of the season.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Tony Okerafor