Newcastle United are now fourth in the Premier League table after an impressive 2-1 victory at Tottenham on Sunday.
A left-footed lob from Callum Wilson following a mistake by Spurs’ goalkeeper Hugo Lloris outside the box, and then a brilliant solo-goal from Miguel Almiron gave Newcastle a 2-0 lead that stood until halftime.
Early in the second half, off of a Tottenham corner, Harry Kane dropped low to put away a header at the back post that was flicked on to make it 2-1. The game was scoreless for the remaining half hour.
This marks the first time that the Spurs have dropped points in a Premier League home game since April.
For Newcastle, following a massive win in Northeast London, it is back to the top four after 12 matches. The latest into the season they have been this high in the table since April 2012. It also extends their consecutive unbeaten streak to seven games, having not dropped points since a 2-1 loss on August 31 to Liverpool.
The Magpies Miguel Almiron scored his 5th goal in 5 games after a wonderful single-handed goal. The Paraguayan international held off Spurs’ Ryan Sessegnon, while driving at center-back Clement Lenglet and ultimately slotted it low across the net past Hugo Lloris.
Before this incredible run of recent form from Almiron, it took him 61 games to score 5 goals.
Tottenham’s goal in the second half was Harry Kane’s 10th of the season but with little to show for it, Spurs have now lost back to back in the Premier League. They still sit third in the table on 23 points only behind current league leader Arsenal (28 points) and the consensus best team in the world, Manchester City (26 points).
Newcastle will continue to throw everything they have at a top four finish in the PL at home on Saturday against Aston Villa.
For Tottenham, this week will be jam-packed again starting with a home fixture in the Champions League on Wednesday vs. Portuguese side Sporting CP. Then, on Saturday, it is a chance for more points in the Premier League race when they visit Bournemouth.