Substitutes Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez scored late goals as Newcastle United ended Tottenham Hotspur’s 14-game unbeaten Premier League run with a dramatic 2-1 away victory on Sunday.
Eric Dier’s 39th-minute header got Tottenham on course for a win that would have seen them supplant Manchester United in fourth place in the table, only for Mitrovic to poke home a 74th-minute equaliser just two minutes after coming on.
Worse was to follow for the hosts as Perez struck a stoppage-time winner that saw Newcastle register a third successive league win at White Hart Lane – something they last achieved in 1911 – and, more importantly, lifted Steve McClaren’s men out of the relegation zone.
Spurs were seeking to go 15 successive top-flight games without defeat for the first time since 1967, but instead succumbed to their first loss since a 1-0 reverse at United on the opening day, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s side three points below the Champions League places.
Harry Kane was one of several first-team players recalled by Pochettino following Thursday’s 4-1 Europa League win over Monaco and he showed his intent with a low first-minute shot that forced Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot to save one-handed.
At the other end, Papiss Cisse inadvertently blocked a goal-bound effort from teammate Siem de Jong with his face, but Spurs were soon back on the front foot, Dier dragging a shot wide from outside the box.
Elliot denied Erik Lamela twice in the space of two minutes, first springing to his left to paw away a shot from the edge of the box and then tipping a prodded effort over the bar following a flick-on by Kane.
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