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dpa Berlin Tottenham Hotspor roared to fourth in the Premier League with a 5-1 thumping of Newcastle United on Sunday as Son Heung Min scored one and created another. Fabian Schar gave visitors Newcastle a first-half lead when he struck a free-kick past Hugo Lloris, but Ben Davies levelled within four minutes when he converted Son’s cross. Antonio Conte’s home side required just three minutes of the second period to turn the game around as Matt Doherty’s header gave them the lead, before Son rifled home after 54 minutes and Emerson Royal added gloss with a 63rd-minute fourth. Steven Bergwijn made it a five-goal show for the hosts when he struck in the 83rd minute. Spurs now sit fourth in the Premier League table, above local rivals Arsenal on goal difference, ahead of the Gunners facing Crystal Palace on Monday. Harry Kane finished without a goal but was heavily involved. He shot wide of the bottom-left corner after 15 minutes, before Cristian Romero made a stunning block to deny Joe Willock at the other end. The Magpies took a shock lead when Schar’s free-kick found the bottom-right corner after 39 minutes, with Lloris getting a weak hand to the ball on its way past him. Spurs were soon level though, with Davies meeting Son’s left-wing cross to divert a superb glancing header past Martin Dubravka. Having found the perfect response at the end of the first half, Tottenham made a superb start to the second, Doherty stooping to head home Kane’s cross at the back post after 48 minutes. The much-improved hosts effectively ended the contest after 54 minutes, the impressive Son latching on to Kulusevksi’s right-footed cross before powering a close-range shot past Dubrakva. Emerson stabbed home a close-range fourth shortly after the hour mark, before Son missed a glorious one-on-one chance after taking on Kane’s pass. Spurs still found time to add a fifth, with substitute Bergwijn slotting past Dubravka from Lucas Moura’s pass to complete the rout. Four goals from the 43rd minute to the 63rd minute turned a difficult contest into a rampant win for Conte’s men, who have now won five of their last six league games. Tottenham’s next Premier League outing sees them travel to Aston Villa for an early evening kick-off next Saturday, while Newcastle will host Wolves on Friday.
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04/04/2022
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