Newcastle United picked up a shock victory yesterday, as Steve Bruce’s side got off the mark for the season.

Newcastle United fans have been left in hysterics at Matt Ritchie’s treatment of Christian Atsu during their victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle were on the back foot for much of the contest yesterday, as they picked up a 1-0 win.

Their full squad were required to put in a huge defensive shift to ensure that Newcastle got the win, and their commitment was on display right from the first whistle.

Ritchie certainly was impressed with Atsu at one moment in the first half, when the Ghanian winger raced back to stop Lucas Moura getting a shot in.

Atsu lunged into a tackle to get the ball behind for a corner and as a show of congratulations, Ritchie decided to kick his teammate.

The unconventional action has left Newcastle fans laughing, with Ritchie’s passion praised.

Newcastle’s win over Spurs should silence some of the criticism that they had endured after a difficult start to their campaign.

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