Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

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It concluded a frantic opening to the match, where Joselu's 11th-minute header cancelled out a Jan Vertonghen effort that was shown to be nine millimetres over the line by the Goal Decision System.

Tottenham fans appear rather less dissatisfied, despite their club failing to make a single addition to Pochettino's squad since the end of last season.

Mauricio Pochettino said that Brexit, along with the cost of Tottenham's new stadium, were central to the club failing to sign any new players in the transfer window.

"I'm really pleased to be part of the winning team at the World Cup, but you could say the England and Belgium players have got back with more hunger because they were so close to the final and the most important trophy of their careers", Lloris said. I was so happy about that.

"If you put all the circumstances together, our players deserve massive, massive credit for the victory because it wasn't easy".

With all eyes on Harry Kane's bid to end his August goal drought that now stands at 14 Premier League matches, it was Tottenham's centre-backs who combined for the game's opening goal.

Tottenham will be aiming to be one of the main title contenders this season as they bid to try and win their first trophy under Pochettino.

Rose was also missing from the 18, after holding talks with German club Schalke about a loan move. "All the squad and all the players will have the possibility to play".

"I think it was important to start with three points".

Speaking after the game, he said: "I told you [the other day] that numerous players returned in a good condition". "We don't get caught up in what's going on around [us]".

Playing Tottenham Hotspur is always a tough challenge and when Newcastle went a goal down early on, I must admit I feared the worst.

Many of Tottenham's World Cup stars had only a few days' training before featuring against Newcastle and Pochettino was impressed by their commitment and energy levels.