Dele Alli, Ben Davies score as Tottenham beat Newcastle

Dele Alli, Ben Davies score as Tottenham beat Newcastle

Dele Alli, Ben Davies score as Tottenham beat Newcastle

Alli dusted himself off after the incident and made further his mark on the hour mark by finishing smartly past Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Kane was denied his 100th goal for Spurs by the foot of the post in the 90th minute.

Benitez, meanwhile, will be hugely frustrated that Newcastle's return to the top flight was spoiled by Shelvey's peevishness.

Rafa Benitez brought on Jamaal Lascelles and Chancel Mbemba as replacements for the two defenders.

As for Spurs, Kyle Walker-Peters makes his top-flight debut as he solves Pochettino's crisis at right-back.

Newcastle club legend Alan Shearer labelled Shelvey as "pathetic" whilst Sky commentator Alan Smith believed it was one of the most stupid dismissals he has ever seen.

The video clearly showed that the number eight jersey was still out of use, with Dele Alli keeping his number 20 shirt and Harry Winks failing to grab a more noteworthy number.

A deflection off Matt Ritchie saw Eriksen's pass loop up for the unmarked Kane inside the box, but Elliot stayed big and blocked his powerful strike in the 51st minute.

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If Pochettino needs to change things at St. James' Park, he can turn to Cameron Carter-Vickers, while Victor Wanyama and Heung-Min Son are also amongst the options on the bench.

With the scores locked at 0-0 at the time of the red card, Spurs took full advantage of the numerical superiority and goals from Alli and Ben Davies secured all three points.

However, Newcastle face a real challenge in their first game back in the big time, with Tottenham last season's Premier League runners-up. - Shelvey has been sent off twice under Rafael Benitez at Newcastle, more than any other player.

"We created a couple of chances but after the red card, when we had ten men, it became really hard".

"This city deserves a team in the Premier League". We need more competition between us.

The former Swansea man has now scored twice in his last two league outings, having netted at the back end of last season, to send a message to Danny Rose.

Gayle will have to carry the can in terms of goalscoring and will come up against the meanest defence in the Premier League from last season.

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