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.