Harry Kane scored his first Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham condemned Newcastle to a 3-2 defeat in their first game under new ownership.
There was a festival atmosphere ahead of kick-off as the Newcastle fans welcomed their new owners into the directors’ box. It began well on the field too as Callum Wilson nodded home inside two minutes to send the stands into raptures.
However, things soon unravelled as Tottenham quickly took the lead. Tanguy Ndombele (17) curled home a wonderful equaliser, before Kane (22) opened his Premier League account for the season. His strike had initially been ruled out for offside, but a VAR review overturned the decision and the goal stood.
But an incident in the stands towards the end of the first half saw play suspended for 24 minutes. A Newcastle supporter needed urgent medical attention and the teams returned to the dressing room as they received treatment, before being stabilised and taken to hospital.
When play resumed, Tottenham added their third. Kane and Heung-Min Son (45+4) linked up for the first time since February, with the South Korean forward poking home, and taking them to within one goal of Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba’s Premier League combined goals record.
⚽️ Harry Kane & Heung-Min Son have both scored in the same PL game for the 1st time since Tottenham’s 2-0 home win v West Brom on Feb 7
The pair have now combined for 35 goals in PL, 1 short of Lampard & Drogba’s PL record pic.twitter.com/KR1JFklis8
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 17, 2021
Newcastle were reduced to 10 men late in the second half as Jonjo Shelvey (83) was sent off for two quick yellow cards, 23 minutes after coming on as a substitute. However, soon after, Eric Dier’s calamitous own goal (89) gave Newcastle a glimmer of hope, but Tottenham were able to see the game out.
The victory sees Tottenham into fifth place, going level on 15 points with Brighton in fourth. Newcastle remain second-bottom with just three points this season, offering the new owners a stark reminder of the work to do at their new club.
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CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and is a medical technique which is given to someone who goes into cardiac arrest.
That occurs when the heart encounters an electrical issue and stops pumping blood around the body and to the brain, causing the person to fall out of consciousness and stop breathing.
Medics define this as ‘clinical death’, which is the onset of biological death, although CPR can help re-start the person’s heart functions and save their life.
By administering chest compressions and rescue breaths, the CPR performer helps to pump blood and oxygen around the person’s body, taking over the role of their heart and lungs.
Always seek professional help by calling 999 before starting CPR. The NHS’s advice to carry out chest compressions is as follows:
- Place the heel of your hand on the breastbone at the centre of the person’s chest. Place your other hand on top of your first hand and interlock your fingers.
- Position yourself with your shoulders above your hands.
- Using your body weight (not just your arms), press straight down by 5 to 6cm (2 to 2.5 inches) on their chest.
- Keeping your hands on their chest, release the compression and allow the chest to return to its original position.
- Repeat these compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 times a minute until an ambulance arrives or you become exhausted.
The British Heart Foundation recommends that in an emergency situation it is better to try and perform CPR, even if unsure, rather than to not do anything at all.
Newcastle are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Crystal Palace in the Premier League; kick-off 3pm. Tottenham resume their Europa Conference League campaign on Thursday with a visit to Vitesse Arnhem. They will then be back in Super Sunday action next weekend when they travel to West Ham, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 2pm.