Newcastle’s Joe Willock snatches point off Tottenham despite Kane double

Newcastle’s Joe Willock snatches point off Tottenham despite Kane double

The Guardian

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Steve Bruce must have felt a familiar shudder of apprehension as Harry Kane walked past him in the tunnel before kick-off. Newcastle’s manager has long subscribed to the theory that “teams are only as good as their strikers” and, in Kane, Tottenham possess a world-class centre-forward. Not for the first time, the England striker delighted in demonstrating precisely why he is so widely coveted with a consummate all-round performance capped by two goals scored in the space of four first-half minutes.

Some kamikaze defending apart Newcastle played in the much improved manner of a side who appear to have reached a truce with a manager several players had expected to be sacked at the start of the international break. This new found resolve was rewarded with a point secured courtesy of Joe Willock’s 85th-minute equaliser – a goal that could yet have a significant bearing on both the race to avoid relegation and the Champions League places.

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