Tottenham: Positives from 2-3 Spurs win over Newcastle

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Sergio Reguilon and Harry Kane of Spurs point out the medical incident in the East Stand to match referee Andre Mariner as Matt Ritchie (r) looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on October 17, 2021, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Sergio Reguilon and Harry Kane of Spurs point out the medical incident in the East Stand to match referee Andre Mariner as Matt Ritchie (r) looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on October 17, 2021, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Seemingly recovered from the poor patch that was September, Tottenham Hotspur won their second straight on Sunday, beating Newcastle 2-3, here are some positives from the win.

Tottenham Hotspur was not great on Tyneside Sunday against Newcastle, however, the team continued to show progression, playing one of their more complete matches under Nuno Espirito Santo, despite a close scoreline.

The reality is the late own goal from Eric Dier spoiled an otherwise good afternoon, where for the majority of the 90 minutes, Tottenham was the dominant team. Here are some positives from Spurs’ convincing 2-3 win.

Tottenham showed some resolve

It was truly a terrible start for Tottenham and could not have begun better for the new ownership group. Less than two minutes into the match, Callum Wilson is putting the Toon in the lead and the top is about to blow at St. James Park.

However, the one goal was enough for Spurs to wake up and they quickly got back on the front foot. Instead of pushing with the lead Newcastle seemed to think the momentum would carry them through. Soon enough the Lilywhites were on top of possession and on top of the game.

Tottenham dominated the ball, with 64% of possession, Spurs completed more than 200 more passes than Newcastle attempted. After struggling to really play with the ball for much of the early season, Tottenham looked comfortable with the ball and did well to recover the lead and the game.

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