Alli and Davies give Spurs 2-0 win at 10-man Newcastle

Arnold Nichols
August 14, 2017

Obviously, he knows that he has made a mistake and has apologised but that changes nothing now.

Newcastle winger Christian Atsu said after the match that Shelvey has apologised to his team-mates for his red card.

"We have 10 months ahead of us, we are involved in four competitions that demand a lot of energy and we need more competition, more quality, more players that can help the team to keep the level we want to show in every game".

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez questioned whether that was more unsafe than Harry Kane's scissor tackle on Florian Lejeune, which resulted in the debutant being withdrawn through injury and was only met with a booking.

"The tackle from Kane was worse (than Shelvey's stamp)", said Benitez.

"We can not change anything". "We move forward and think about solutions".

Ashley admitted he had made past mistakes, including renaming the ground and sacking Sam Allardyce though it remains to be seen whether he'll loosen his purse strings to prove Benitez with the funds he feels are desperately needed.

Spurs started off slowly but looked assured and unsafe going forward after Shelvey's game-turning dismissal. "We dominated the game".

The Citizens then padded their lead when Brighton's Lewis Dunk scored an own-goal just five minutes later.

The youngster came in for the injured Keiran Trippier, whose performances at the end of last season gave Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino the confidence to sanction the sale of first-choice full-back Kyle Walker - and he looked a natural fit.

The referee had no other option than to issue a clear red card to the England global.

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