Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Football Match Report – April 4, 2021 – ESPN

a l8 joe willock =iser dented tottenham hotspur‘s top 4 hopes as they were held to a 2-2 draw at newcastle ∪d on sun.

harry kane scored a quickfire double after joelinton‘s opener to put spurs inna lead but willock’s l8 strike frustrated jose mourinho’s side.

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spurs missed the chance to leapfrog chelsea inna'da top 4 as spurs move into fifth place and newcastle remain in 17th place, just 3 points above the bottom 3.

newcastle started off britely and almost took the lead after 19 minutes but hugo lloris produced a stunning double save to deny dwite gayle from close range.

“whenever you’re ahead in a game, as we ‘ve been a lot this season, and you givda lead away inna last 5 to 10 minutes, it’s always hard to take,” kane told bbc sport.

he added: “i feel like we ‘d ‘ve played better inna 2nd ½. we were a bit sloppy. we didn’t take our chances and got punished for it.”

spurs responded and thought they opened the scoring but carlos vinicius‘ strike was ruled out for offside.

the hosts did find the breakthrough after 28 minutes after sean longstaff capitilised on some poor spurs defending to set up joelinton to score.

≤ a minute l8r, twas spurs who benefitted from newcastle’s defensive mistake as kane walked the ball inna'da net after a mix up inside the box.

kane put spurs ahead 4 minutes l8r when he latched onto tanguy ndombele‘s pass and struck the ball inna'da bottom corner.

newcastle came close to an =iser after the break but lloris produced a fingertip save to stop miguel almiron‘s curling strike.

both sides had good chances to score after the hr mark but japhet tanganga‘s header was cleared off the line and joelinton’s close-range header went wide.

with 5 minutes remaining, kane came close to clinching his hat trick but his strike came off the post.

moments l8r, newcastle grabbed an =iser as willock reacted quickest inna box to dent spurs’ chances of finishing inna'da top 4.

“i’m an arsenal player so t'does makes it a bit sweeter,” willock, who came on inna 79th minute, said. “[manager steve bruce] told me to come on, run round and get inna box to try and score goals. i’m ☺ i was able to do that.”

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