Tottenham Hotspur beat Newcastle United 2-0 at St. James' Park this afternoon.
Tottenham Hotspur opened their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Newcastle United at St. James' Park this afternoon.
Spurs went into the game with major question marks, given that they hadn't made any new signings this summer, had lost Kyle Walker to Manchester City, and had seen left Danny Rose make shock comments about being unpaid just days before the start of the new season.
Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker-Peters (L) vies with Newcastle United defender Ciaran Clark
However, Mauricio Pochettino's men did their job at newly-promoted Newcastle, as they managed to claim a 2-0 win after Jonjo Shelvey was sent off in the first half for a stamp on Spurs midfielder Dele Alli.
Alli then latched onto an inch-perfect Christian Eriksen cross to put Tottenham in front, before Eriksen inadvertently added another assist when Ben Davies passed the ball home from Eriksen's control.
Spurs will be delighted to have kicked off their season with a win, and Pochettino will be particularly pleased with the performance of youngster Kyle Walker-Peters, who was forced into making his Premier League debut after Walker's move to Manchester City and Kieran Trippier's injury.
The 20-year-old right back, tipped for a bright future, equipped himself well at St. James' Park, getting forward well to support the attack whilst also being strong enough defensively to deal with the likes of Matt Ritchie and Christian Atsu.
After the final whistle, Tottenham legend Ledley King took to Twitter to send a message to youngster Walker-Peters, congratulating him on a strong start to his Premier League career as he looks to emulate the likes of Harry Kane and even King himself in coming up through the ranks to become a first-team star.
King was also pleased with a solid start to the season, especially after seeing Chelsea and Liverpool both slip up this weekend after leaking three goals to unfancied opposition.
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