Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United side moved one step closer to a first Premier League top-four finish since 2002/03, as they hit a sensational six goals against a sorry Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park.
In an astounding first half, Newcastle took the lead within 60 seconds as Jacob Murphy capitalized on a parried shot from Hugo Lloris. The Magpies continued their relentless attack, with Joelinton rounding the goalkeeper to add a second. Murphy then scored his second with a 25-yard rocket, making it 3-0 within the first 10 minutes. Alexander Isak piled on the misery with a quick-fire double, bringing the score to an unprecedented 5-0 before the 21-minute mark.
Despite Harry Kane pulling one back for Spurs early in the second half with a solo effort, any hopes of a comeback were dashed when substitute Callum Wilson added Newcastle’s sixth goal. The St. James’ Park faithful celebrated an unforgettable afternoon as their Premier League hopes remain firmly in their own hands.
Man of the Match – #14 Alexander Isak – Newcastle