Tottenham Discussion => Spurs Chat => Topic started by: Voice on May 10, 2018, 06:37:17 PM

Title: Spurs 1 Newcastle 0
Post by: Voice on May 10, 2018, 06:37:17 PM
Spurs 1 Newcastle United 0

We won… just, but we won. And whatever criticism we want to vent at Spurs or Pochettino or even the board that is now by-the-by and our main objective (one of many) has been achieved; a top-four place. We are currently third and because of Chelsea bottling it, we have been confirmed as one of three teams that will be in the UEFA Champions League. The other place will be decided this Sunday when Liverpool and Chelsea play their final games.

The game was up and down with us playing well, then not so well and then… but it ended in our favour, and that is what counts. Therefore the crowd went home Ecstatic and relieved that we are going to play top-flight European football.
Hugo Lloris said qualifying for the Champions League next season "means more than a trophy" after Spurs beat Newcastle at Wembley to confirm their top-four place. Harry Kane scored the game's only goal to take us third with one game remaining, four points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea, who could only draw with Huddersfield.

We will finish the campaign without silverware but the win means they qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season. It also guarantees that we will finish the season as London's top club for the first time since 1995, despite playing our home games at Wembley while their White Hart Lane home is redeveloped.

We disappointed for much of the game against Newcastle but Kane beautifully guided a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box in the 50th minute. Newcastle had created the better openings in the first half with Jonjo Shelvey hitting the post from a free-kick and Jamaal Lascelles' header forcing a good save from Lloris.

Our fans had become increasingly frustrated before Kane's goal continued the lacklustre form of recent weeks which had put our Champions League qualification in jeopardy.
Newcastle continued to impress after going behind and Jacob Murphy should have equalised but he smashed his shot from inside the area over the bar moments after coming off the bench.

A few probably will leave/ replaced with new blood coming in and hopefully we will start the new season with fresh impetus.
Our next and last match will be against Leicester City (who beat Ars*nal 3-1) and to make sure that we finish third we must defeat them. Either that or Liverpool lose.