Newcastle United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Kane wraps up comfortable victory

Tottenham Hotspur swept Newcastle aside with a 3-1 win at St. James' Park.

Tottenham Hotspur moved back above Southampton into sixth place in the Premier League table after a convincing 3-1 win over Newcastle United this afternoon.

After Southampton's home defeat to Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, Spurs had the chance to leapfrog manager Mauricio Pochettino's former side - and did it with a fine victory.

Nacer Chadli gave Spurs the lead with a long range strike in the first half, smashing a left footed shot past the despairing dive of Tim Krul.

Yet just second after half time, Jack Colback pulled Newcastle level, scrambling the ball home from close range after Tottenham failed to clear their lines.

Just seven minutes later, Christian Eriksen put Tottenham back in front after his inswinging free kick from the left hand side evaded everyone and found its way into the net.

Newcastle probed away looking for an equaliser but failed to really test Michel Vorm in the Spurs goal, and as John Carver's men pushed to get back into the game, Spurs caught them on the break, with Harry Kane slotting the ball past Krul to wrap up all three points.

With six defeats in a row, Carver appears to have outstayed his welcome as interim manager - whilst Tottenham retain some slim hopes of breaking into the top four.

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