Ian Wright reflects on Tottenham's defeat at Newcastle United

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The Arsenal legend was nonplussed by Spurs' end-of-season demolition at St James's Park.

Speaking to The Sun, Ian Wright has admitted that he can only laugh at how Tottenham Hotspur lost 5-1 to 10-man Newcastle United on the final day of the season.

Spurs travelled to St James's Park knowing that a point would see them finish above North London rivals Arsenal for the first time in 21 years, but the Lilywhites' bid to salvage something other than Champions League qualification went horribly wrong on Tyneside.

The Magpies earned a 2-0 half-time lead, before Aleksander Mitrovic was sent off in the second half after Erik Lamela had thrown Tottenham a lifeline, but even then it was not enough as relegated United netted three times in the final 20 minutes to compound a truly miserable afternoon for the visitors, who finished third after the Gunners beat Aston Villa.

Tottenham were slightly under strength by virtue of Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele's absences through suspension, but Wright has suggested that Mauricio Pochettino's side still should have had enough to dispose of Newcastle.

"You're watching it and you can't help but laugh in the end," the Arsenal icon said to The Sun. "The way the season's panned out, even that ending is ridiculous.

"Only Alli and Dembele were missing for Spurs."

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