Isak Goal and Newcastle Dominance Shocks Tottenham: Stellini’s Lineup Backfires: On Sunday afternoon Newcastle United played very well and beat Tottenham Hotspur 6-1 at their stadium St James’ Park.
It was a big victory for Newcastle United! The game was full of exciting moments including Alexander Isak’s amazing goal that left everyone stunned. Tottenham’s manager Cristian Stellini received criticism for his lineup choices which ultimately backfired in the game.
Newcastle Vs Tottenham Incident
The match was dominated by Newcastle who scored six goals to Tottenham’s one. Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak each scored two goals while Callum Wilson and Joelinton added one goal each to the scoreboard.
Harry Kane was the only player to score for Tottenham. The result left Newcastle in the third position in the Premier League points table with 59 points while Tottenham slipped to the fifth position with 53 points.
Stellini’s Lineup Backfires
Tottenham’s manager Cristian Stellini came under criticism for his choice of the lineup. He started with Ivan Perisic and Pedro Porro as full-backs and for the first time played with four at the back since their defeat against Chelsea in January 2022. However, the new lineup did not work out for Tottenham and they failed to match Newcastle’s intensity and aggression.
Stellini’s decision to bring Pape Matar Sarr into midfield was another surprising move and it did not prove to be fruitful for Tottenham. Clement Lenglet who was expected to start was left on the bench and Tottenham’s fans were left wondering about Stellini’s tactics.
Stellini’s Reaction to Isak’s Goal
Alexander Isak’s amazing goal left everyone stunned including Tottenham’s manager Cristian Stellini. When asked about the goal Stellini said “It was a fantastic goal and there was not much we could have done to stop it. Isak is a great player and we need to give credit where it is due.”
Stellini also spoke about his team’s performance in the game saying “We were not good enough today and we need to take responsibility for that. Newcastle played better than us and they deserved to win. We will need to work hard to bounce back from this defeat.”
Lloris Sub Explained
Tottenham’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was subbed off during the game and many fans were left wondering about the reason behind his substitution. Lloris later explained that he had picked up a minor injury and was substituted as a precautionary measure.
After the game, Lloris spoke about Tottenham’s performance saying “It was a very embarrassing defeat and we need to apologize to our fans for that. Newcastle played with great intensity and we could not match that. We need to work hard and bounce back from this defeat.”
In conclusion, Newcastle’s stunning performance and Tottenham’s lackluster display left everyone surprised. Cristian Stellini’s lineup choices came under criticism and Tottenham’s fans will be hoping for a better performance in their next game.
Newcastle did really well and won their game. Because of their win, they are now in a good spot on the Premier League points table.