Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur, 11 August 2018

Score2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSt James' Park
Attendance51,749
Kick-off: 12.30pm This was the fourth meeting between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur on the opening weekend of a Premier League season; the most in the competition's history. Spurs had now won on four of their last five visits to St James' Park in the Premier League. Premier League Head to Head Played: 47 Toon won: 21 Drawn: 6 Spurs won: 20 Toon scored: 73 Spurs scored: 71

1 Newcastle United

Manager: Rafael Benítez

2 Tottenham Hotspur

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Goals:

Joselu 11 G

Goals:

Jan Vertonghen 8 G
Dele Alli 18 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka
Defender Paul Dummett
Defender Jamaal Lascelles
Defender DeAndre Yedlin
Defender/Midfielder Ciaran Clark
Defender/Midfielder Kenedy
Midfielder Matt Ritchie
Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey
Midfielder/Forward Mo Diamé
Midfielder/Forward Ayoze Pérez
Forward Joselu

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender Serge Aurier
Defender/Midfielder Ben Davies
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Davinson Sánchez
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder/Forward Lucas Moura
Forward Harry Kane

Substitutions:

Salomón Rondón for Joselu 59
Christian Atsu for Matt Ritchie 69
Yoshinori Mutō for Ayoze Pérez 81

Substitutions:

Moussa Dembélé for Lucas Moura 68
SON Heung-min for Dele Alli 80
Luke Amos for Eric Dier 88

Cards:

Joselu 58 Y
Mo Diamé 90 Y

Cards:

Eric Dier 42 Y
Harry Kane 68 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow
Defender Javi Manquillo
Defender Fabian Schär
Midfielder Christian Atsu
Midfielder KI Sung-yueng
Forward Yoshinori Mutō

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Midfielder Luke Amos
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder/Forward SON Heung-min

Comments:

Newcastle United's last opening fixture win in the Premier League remained as their victory against Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. This was the Magpies' second home defeat in the Premier League in 2018 (played nine, won five). Joselu became the first player to score the opening goal in consecutive Premier League seasons for Newcastle United.

Comments:

Having become the first Premier League club not to sign a player during a summer transfer window since they were introduced in 2002, eight of this Tottenham Hotspur's team also started their opening game at Newcastle United in the previous season. Partly due to the imminent opening of their new stadium, all of Spurs' opening Premier League fixtures in the last eight seasons had now been played away from home. Only Burnley had ever had a longer such run in the top division (nine between 1888 and 1896). Spurs had yet to lose a Premier League game when Dele Alli had scored (played 33, won 27).