Many expected a tough away day for Tottenham’s season opener against Newcastle United, but a shocking stamp from Jonjo Shelvey, resulting in a red card, pretty much secured all three points for the visitors on its own.
Of course, the Lilywhites still had to get themselves over the winning line after the Magpies went a man down and it took a goal from Dele Alli to break the deadlock – later added to by onrushing left-back Ben Davies who unexpectedly found himself chasing down a pass in the penalty box.
But the goalscorers were just one part of a very complete performance from the north Londoners. Mousa Dembele controlled proceedings in the middle of the park, Christian Eriksen provided the assists for both goals and debutant Kyle Walker-Peters made everybody forget about his now-of-Manchester-City-namesake.
So, Tottenham fans, who was your side’s best performer at St. James’ Park? Let us know by voting below…