London: Tottenham’s bid to qualify for the Champions League suffered a hammer blow as they conceded 5 occasions within the first 21 mins of a humiliating 6-1 defeat at most sensible 4 opponents Newcastle on Sunday.
Cristian Stellini’s aspect have been buried by means of an avalanche of objectives from Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak, who each netted two times, and moves from Joelinton and Callum Wilson.
Harry Kane’s answer was once no comfort for woeful Tottenham, who glance positive to fail to spot a spot within the Premier League’s most sensible 4 after a 2d successive loss.
The north Londoners are six issues at the back of 3rd positioned Newcastle and fourth positioned Manchester United, having performed two extra video games than United and yet another than Newcastle.
5th positioned Tottenham host United on Thursday and a defeat towards Erik ten Hag’s staff would indubitably finish their faint hopes of salvaging their stricken marketing campaign.
There’s a bleak long term forward for Tottenham, who don’t have any everlasting supervisor covered up for subsequent season and no director of soccer after Fabio Paratici’s resignation on Friday.
Paratici stepped down after failing in his enchantment towards a 30-month international FIFA ban for his involvement in allegations of false accounting at his former membership Juventus.
Tottenham’s heaviest defeat of the season was once a brand new low for a membership already in turmoil after Antonio Conte’s departure by means of “mutual consent” in March after simply 16 months in price.
Conte had uncovered the rifts at the back of the scenes at Tottenham when he referred to as the gamers “egocentric” and criticised the membership’s tradition in an explosive rant after their draw at lowly Southampton.
Tottenham haven’t received a big trophy since 2008 and their newest setback may just building up the possibilities of England striker Harry Kane asking to go away within the close-season.
Fanatics also are unsatisfied with chairman Daniel Levy, who has long gone via a bunch of unsuccessful managers since sacking the preferred Mauricio Pochettino in 2019.
Against this to Tottenham’s struggles, Newcastle are driving the crest of a wave that are meant to lift them into the Champions League for the primary time since 2003, once they have been eradicated within the qualifying rounds.
– Rampant Newcastle –
Revived by means of the monetary muscle in their Saudi-backed possession team and boss Eddie Howe’s astute management, Newcastle reached their first cup ultimate since 1999 previous this season once they misplaced to Manchester United within the League Cup showpiece.
They took simply 61 seconds to place Tottenham to the sword as Hugo Lloris may just simplest palm Joelinton’s shot out to Murphy, who fired into the roof of the web from close-range.
Newcastle doubled their lead after six mins when Fabian Schar’s go eluded the flat-footed Cristian Romero and Joelinton rounded Lloris to fit into the empty web.
Rampant Newcastle scored a shocking 3rd function within the 9th minute as Son Heung-min was once dispossessed too simply by means of Schar and Murphy unleashed a 25-yard pressure that swerved previous Lloris.
Newcastle have been the primary staff to attain 3 objectives throughout the opening 9 mins of a Premier League fit since Manchester Town towards Burnley in 2010.
There was once no let-up from the Magpies and Joe Willock’s excellent go with the outdoor of his foot cut up the shambolic Tottenham defence, attaining Isak for a composed end from 10 yards.
By the point Sweden ahead Isak scored Newcastle’s 5th within the twenty first minute with a close-range strike from Sean Longstaff’s go, Tottenham’s shell-shocked enthusiasts have been already heading for the exits.
It was once the second one quickest 5-0 lead in Premier League historical past after Manchester Town, who took 18 mins to do it towards Watford in 2019.
Period in-between boss Stellini had gambled on switching to a again 4 however he needed to revert to 5 defenders after simply 24 mins when he despatched on Davinson Sanchez.
Lloris was once changed by means of Fraser Forster at half-time and Kane lowered the deficit within the forty ninth minute ahead of Wilson stabbed house within the 67th minute to finish Tottenham’s distress.
In Sunday’s different recreation, West Ham boosted their bid to steer clear of relegation with a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth due to objectives from Michail Antonio, Lucas Paqueta, Declan Rice and Pablo Fornals.