The unacceptable Tottenham stat, which highlights worst display of the season in key area

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Woeful shooting goes a long way to explaining Tottenham's loss at home to Newcastle.

Tottenham suffered a surprise defeat to Newcastle at the weekend, although one sadly reminiscent of their post Europa League struggles.

In recent seasons Spurs have regularly suffered from poor displays after the Thursday games, with players rotated and less recovery time for those on double duty, than the opposition.

Erik Lamela was unable to follow up his sensational goal against Asteras Tripoli with anything of real note, while hat-trick hero Harry Kane was left on the bench.

The 2-1 loss was more of a shock due to Newcastle's own poor form, but Tottenham did not help themselves with their woeful shooting.

Spurs managed 17 shots on goal, landing only two on target, with their shots on goal ratio the worst they have delivered this season so far.

  MatchShotsOn Target% of Shots On Target
Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal vs Spurs 6 4 66.67
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Southampton 9 4 44.44
Tottenham Hotspur West Ham vs Spurs 10 4 40.00
Tottenham Hotspur Sunderland vs Spurs 16 6 37.50
Tottenham Hotspur Man City vs Spurs 19 7 36.84
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs QPR 18 5 27.78
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs West Brom 7 1 14.29
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Liverpool 7 1 14.29
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Newcastle 17 2 11.76

The two shots on target came via Emmanuel Adebayor, who scored, and Harry Kane after he came off the bench.

Most wasteful was Christian Eriksen who had five shots without landing one on target, while Nacer Chadli and Ryan Mason combined for four efforts without success.

The worst ratio of shots on target from any team with more efforts than Spurs at the weekend was from Liverpool in early September, who had 18 efforts against West Ham, with only one on target.

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