Newcastle humiliate Spurs

Written by on April 24, 2023

NEWCASTLE United humiliated Tottenham Hotspur with five goals in 21 stunning first-half minutes as they ran out easy winners at St James’ Park.

Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak each scored twice and Joelinton added another as Newcastle scythed through a fragile visiting defence lacking confidence from last week’s defeat against Bournemouth.

Harry Kane pulled one back in the second half but Callum Wilson added a sixth shortly after coming off the bench to complete the rout.

The embarrassing defeat is a significant blow to Spurs’ dwindling Champions League hopes while the victory puts the Magpies in a commanding position as they climb to third.

Meanwhile, West Ham took a big step towards Premier League safety by thrashing fellow strugglers Bournemouth.

An unmarked Michael Antonio rose highest and headed home from Aaron Cresswell’s corner for the opener at Vitality Stadium.

Lucas Paqueta scored another header, getting on the end of a deep cross from Vladimir Coufal as West Ham scored twice in the opening 12 minutes.

Hammers captain Declan Rice smashed past Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto for number three just before half-time, with the home side failing to clear the ball from Cresswell’s corner once more.

Substitute Pablo Fornals completed the rout with a flicked, acrobatic effort following Jarrod Bowen’s cross.

The win lifts West Ham up to 13th in the table and six points clear of the relegation zone. Bournemouth are one point and two places behind in 15th. – BBC.

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