Spurs equalled season’s best performance in key area in Newcastle win

Tottenham put together an impressive attacking performance in the 3-1 win.

Spurs recorded a much needed win at Newcastle last weekend, beating the out of form St James's Park outfit 3-1 to record their first victory in April.

A first half goal by Nacer Chadli put the Londoners in the lead, but an equaliser immediately after the break threatened to lead the game to a similar conclusion as the home reverse in December.

However, Tottenham ended up dominating the rest of the match, taking the lead again through Christian Eriksen and fully deserving the third goal that Harry Kane added in the 90th minute.

In fact, from an attacking perspective, the result was one of the club's best all season, as they equalled the highest number of times they produced on target attempts on goal, with 8 from 14 attempts. Mauricio Pochettino's side also had two or three other decent chances to net in the game.

That total of 8 is nearly as much as in their last three games combined, having had just three on target efforts in the home defeat to Aston Villa, two during the stalemate at Burnley, and scoring all four of the times they shot on target against Leicester in March.

Of the Premier League games last weekend, no one scored more, or had more on target shots or better shooting accuracy that Tottenham.

  GoalsOntarget Scoring AttTotal Scoring AttOn Target Shooting AccuracyScoring V Shooting Accuracy
Tottenham 3 8 14 57.14% 21.43%

Spurs have had three other games where they managed 8 efforts on target, all of which were London derbies. There was were the 2-2 draw with West Ham in February, the 2-1 win over Arsenal a week earlier, and the 5-3 victory over Chelsea on New Year's Day. With the latter two arguably being their finest performances all season, there is some scope to label the win over Newcastle as one of Tottenham's most efficient, especially away from home, even if it was against weaker opposition.

With a difficult trip to manager Mauricio Pochettino's former club Southampton coming at the weekend, fans will be hoping the attacking quality they demonstrated at St James's Park will once more be in evidence. 

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