Newcastle vs Tottenham: Kane scores brace to guide Spurs to victory

Newcastle vs Tottenham: Kane scores brace to guide Spurs to victory

- Newcastle vs Tottenham ended in a 3-1 win in favour of Spurs

- Harry Kane scored twice to lead his side to a crucial win

- The victory sent them to seventh on the charts with 55 points, one off a European spot

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Tottenham have moved within a European football place following their 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Wednesday, July 15.

Prior to Wednesday’s game, Jose Mourinho in his Premier League career, had managed more games without winning at St James’ Park than he had at any other stadium (four defeats, three draws).

The match played at St. James Park saw Harry Kane score twice in the second half to guide Spurs' to a comfortable victory.

Jose Mourinho assembled a strong side for this particular fixture, with Serge Aurier, who recently lost his brother forming part of the winning squad.

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Newcastle vs Tottenham: Kane scores brace to guide Spurs to victory
Newcastle vs Tottenham: Kane scores brace to guide Spurs to victory. Photo: Getty Images
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Spurs were keen to build on their weekend derby win over Arsenal as they eye a European spot.

Son Heung-Min netted the London side's opener before the half-hour mark with a fine finish as the first half ended 1-0.

The restart saw the hosts restore parity through Ritchie in the 51st minute who cracked a venomous effort across Hugo Lloris.

But Harry Kane restored Spurs' lead nine minutes later, his 200th club goal of his career.

The Englishman went on to score his brace of the night at stoppage time to put the game beyond the Magpies.

The result was enough to send Spurs to seventh on the league standings with two matches to end the season.

Earlier, reported that two first-half goals from captain David Silva and Gabriel Jesus were all Manchester City needed to cruise to victory over struggling Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium.

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The 34-year-old outgoing captain needed just six minutes to fire the hosts ahead with a superb freekick from about 20 yards out.

And six minutes later, the Citizens doubled their lead through a stunning goal from Gabriel Jesus with the assist coming from the Spaniard who grabbed the opener.

The Brazilian forward after connecting with David Silva's pass dribbled past two Cherries defenders before sending the ball to the far right corner of the post.

Although the hosts reduced their deficit in the 88th minute through David Brooks, it was not enough to stop them from losing - hence their relegation fight continues as they remain in 18th position.

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