Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle United today.
Tottenham Hotspur suffered their first defeat of the new season today as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Newcastle United.
Spurs had beaten Aston Villa and drawn at Manchester City, meaning that many expected Mauricio Pochettino’s men to ease past a struggling Newcastle side.
The Magpies lost their first two games at the hands of Arsenal and Norwich City, meaning few were even giving Newcastle a chance of getting anything.
However, Newcastle were resolute defensively and managed to take the lead in the first half, as Christian Atsu picked out club-record signing Joelinton, and he fired past Hugo Lloris for the only goal of the game.
Spurs dominated possession, but went from side to side too often, failing to really penetrate the Newcastle defence and create clear-cut chances.
Christian Eriksen couldn’t change the game, and a VAR decision on a potential penalty on Harry Kane didn’t go in Tottenham’s favour. When Kane scuffed a late chance from close range, that was that, and Newcastle claimed all three points.
A host of Spurs players flopped on the day, with midfielder Erik Lamela one of those, with the Argentinian failing to really impact the game before being hooked in favour of Eriksen.
Fans have been slating Lamela on Twitter, suggesting they don’t want to see Lamela starting ever again as he was ‘woeful’ today, urging Mauricio Pochettino to drop him once and for all as the Argentinian simply isn’t good enough, and shouldn’t be starting ahead of Eriksen or Giovani Lo Celso.
Lamela should not be starting games for us. Why is eriksen on the bench? No justification for it. Its unacceptable.— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) August 25, 2019
If Lamela wasn’t Argentinian Poch would’ve sold him 2 seasons ago. #THFC— First Name Last Name (@MauriceBurnett) August 25, 2019
Really hope Poch falls out of love with Lamela… #thfc— Giananthony Rizzo (@grizzlyrizzly) August 25, 2019
Sell Lamela now. Never let him play for us again https://t.co/wWw8bczW3X— Joe (@JblincoTHFC) August 25, 2019
How is Lamela a professional football player ? not even Championship level at best— Stabba (@liikup) August 25, 2019
I swear if poch keeps playing lamela, we gonna keep losing. He’s trash— Trappei Chan (@vudoo32) August 25, 2019
The day Lamela gets binned will be the best day of my life.— R (@ClintonNJiesus) August 25, 2019
Sorry but Sanchez and Lamela aren’t good enough. I‘ll lose my mind if they start over Jan and Eriksen/GLC again— JanTheMan98 #BackPoch (@ortner_jan) August 25, 2019
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