Tottenham Hotspur begin Premier League season with entertaining win at Newcastle

Tottenham travelled to Newcastle for the early kick-off on Saturday and despite becoming the first club since the summer transfer window was introduced not to make a single addition, the Lilywhites looked in decent form.

Kane scooped the World Cup Golden Boot with six goals as England plotted a route to the semi-finals, but his exertions appeared to have taken a toll towards the end of the Three Lions' Russia 2018 campaign.

Spurs ended their opening day clash with a 2-1 victory at St James' Park, but it was the France international's coming together with the Chelsea loanee that could see him pick up a retrospective suspension.

Kane has now played nearly 1,000 minutes of Premier League football in August, leading many to question why anyone would select Kane before September rolls around.

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal with Harry Kane and Eric Dier.

But it proved another frustrating afternoon for England skipper Harry Kane, who left Tyneside still awaiting his first ever Premier League goal in August after 14 games.

Joselu has been given the nod in attack, while Matt Ritchie features on the right side of midfield despite being linked with an exit over the summer.

Ayoze Perez only just failed to reach Ciaran Clark's scuffed shot as it trickled past the far post seconds later, but the visitors went in at the break with their advantage intact.

Jan Vertonghen bundled the ball over the line with his head at the far post to give Spurs the lead (8) despite Martin Dubravka's best efforts on the line, before a tale of two crosses and another two headers.

Here are five things we noticed.

"We can do better, of course, and be more consistent but it was a massive challenge to connect everything and prepare in the few days we had. They've got unbelievable fans, it's an atmosphere that's not too nice to play in but we know the job we have to do".

Unfortunately there's no guarantee they will match or improve on last season's 10th-place finish, with other clubs significantly strengthening.

Their glee didn't last long, however, with Alli arriving at the back post to head in Serge Aurier's deep cross for what proved to be the victor.

"I think we deserved a little bit more".


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