Nacer Chadli put Tottenham Hotspur in front against Newcastle United at St James Park in today’s Premier League encounter. Chadli’s goal was enough to ensure his side led The Magies 1-0 at half-time.
The Belgian picked the ball up a long way from goal before attempting to run at the Newcastle defence. Chadli checked one way before switching the ball back onto his left and sending past Tim Krul with a bending shot from all of 30 yards.
Here are some of the best reactions to Chadli’s opener:
Nacer Chadli has now been directly involved in 14 league goals this season, Harry Kane is the only Spurs player to be involved in more (22).
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 19, 2015
Nacer Chadli has a top knot. This is concerning.
— Kristan Heneage (@KHeneage) April 19, 2015
Chadli is the new bale
— Max (@xDuoMax) April 19, 2015
Looks like a cat with three legs has cut Chadli's hair
— Jamie (@HearYanitedSing) April 19, 2015
However, Spurs’ joy was not too long lived as Newcastle quickly pulled a goal back after the break via Jack Colback. John Carver would have been more confident, especially considering the record his side hold against Tottenham, having lost just one of their last eight PL home games against Spurs (W5 D2 L1).
But Christian Eriksen soon spoiled his celebrations by putting Spurs back in front with another goal from a free-kick.