EPL Son Heung-min’s Tottenham suffered a shocking defeat. He scored five goals in the first 21 minutes of the first half. It was the worst defense of the season. Newcastle beat Tottenham’s weak defense. If Murphy and Isak were kicked, the Tottenham goal could be shaken. Son Heung-min started, but failed to raise an attack point.
On the 23rd (Korean time), Tottenham suffered a shocking 1-6 defeat in the English Premier League away match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park in Newcastle, England. Tottenham stayed at 53 points. It was 5th. On the other hand, Newcastle scored 59 points, tied with Manchester United (59 points), who finished the regular season on this day, but jumped to third place with a big lead in goal difference.
Newcastle dominated the game right after the whistle blew. At the beginning of the game, the goals exploded one after another like fireworks. Starting with the first goal in the 2nd minute of the first half, a whopping 5 goals were scored in 21 minutes. In the 2nd minute of the first half, Murphy kicked the opening goal with his right foot. Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris missed Joelinton’s shot, but Murphy lightly kicked it. Four minutes later, Joel Linton, keenly digging into the space behind Tottenham’s defense, scored his second goal. With Cher’s help, Joelinton kicked in with his right foot. In the ninth minute of the first half, after blocking Tottenham’s rear build-up, Murphy shook the net with a right-footed mid-range shot with the help of Cher.
Newcastle came out with a 4-3-3 formation. Joe Linton-Isaak-Murphy was placed in the front line, Joe Willock-Guimaraes-Longstaff in the back, Burn-Botman-Share-Trippier in the back four, and goalkeeper Pope.
Newcastle, who had a huge 3-0 lead, tightened the reins of their attack. In the 19th and 21st minutes of the first half, Isak scored two goals with his right foot in succession. Both goals were made by digging into the space behind Tottenham’s side defense.
Tottenham came out with a 4-3-3 model. Son Heung-min, Kane, and Kulusevski were set up in the forefront, Hoivier, Skip-Shar, Perisiric, Dyer, Romero, and Poro in the back four, and goalkeeper Lloris in the back. Tottenham, who scored 5 goals, changed their defensive style by excluding Shar and injecting Sanchez. I went back to the original three-back from the four-back. Dire-Romero-Sanchez was set up on the three-back, and Perisic-Hoibier-Skip-Prisoner was placed on the waist.
After this change, Tottenham’s defense found stability. However, the attack did not go well. Newcastle still dominated the attack. Tottenham were desperate to block Newcastle’s attack. After taking the ball away, he was unable to develop a quick counterattack. Tottenham players have lost confidence. I hesitated because I couldn’t find a place to pass. In the 12th minute of the first half, Tottenham’s shot missed the opponent’s goal. Tottenham didn’t make any impressive shots in attack in the first half. Son Heung-min was also barely visible. Tottenham finished the first half with a 0-5 lead. It was Tottenham’s worst first half of the season.
At the start of the second half, Tottenham removed goalkeeper Lloris and put in Foster. Tottenham scored a comeback goal (1-5) with a left-footed shot by Kane in the 4th minute of the second half. Tottenham, who saved the atmosphere, actively dug into the left and right flanks. In the 18th minute of the second half, Tottenham Son Heung-min’s decisive shot hit the opponent’s defender’s body.
In the 20th minute of the second half, Newcastle, who led by 5-1, took out Isaac and Murphy and put in Callum Wilson and Almiron as jokers. Changed the offensive line. Newcastle scored the sixth goal (6-1) in the 22nd minute of the second half. Joker Callum Wilson received Almiron’s pass and kicked it lightly. Tottenham defenders stood and suffered. It was a look of bewilderment to each other.
Newcastle, who led 6-1, removed Guimaraes and Trippier in the 25th minute and replaced them with Gordon and Manquillo. Newcastle, who had a spare time, let their key players rest. Tottenham put Danjuma as a joker in the 26th minute of the second half. Newcastle rushed Lassells in to replace Cher, who went down with a hamstring injury.
In the 37th minute of the second half, Tottenham removed Son Heung-min and put Richarlisong in place to change the attack. But Tottenham couldn’t score an extra goal. The degree of completion of the attack was not high. The players’ concentration was low, and the connection of the pass was not smooth. Newcastle also failed to score an additional goal, but prevented an additional run. Newcastle finished with a 6-1 win.
European statistics website WhoScored.com gave Son Heung-min a poor rating of 5.9. Kane received a 7.1, Lloris a 5.0, and Kulusevski a 6.5. The ratings of Newcastle players were very high. Isaac received 9.0 points, Murphy 8.9 points, Guimaraes 7.7 points, Cher 8.0 points, and Joelinton 9.2 points.
The British BBC said, ‘In fact, this match was already over in the 21st minute. Newcastle’s performance was very good. They are taking their chances of qualifying for the European Champions League. Tottenham seem to forget about the Champions League. Tottenham are 6 points behind Newcastle Man Utd even after playing more games.” English winger Chris Waddle told BBC Radio 5: “Tottenham were unmotivated today. They need the right manager. It’s a big question. Tottenham have been around the top four in recent years. But now they need a new direction.” highly evaluated.
“Everything in the first half was what we wanted. Our players reacted well. Our players were very sharp in front of the opponent’s goal. It was a fantastic start. It’s the best stadium in the world. Fans. It’s also the best in the world,” he said.안전놀이터
Tottenham captain Lloris told Sky Sports: “It’s very embarrassing. We have to apologize to the fans. We didn’t play well. We made a lot of mistakes in the first half. The second half was a completely different story. Newcastle did very well. It was very aggressive,” he said.
Tottenham’s next match is against Manchester United at home on the 28th. Newcastle will have an away game against Everton on the 28th.