Harry Kane's Premier League Record In The Month Of August Is Shocking

Premier League Mauricio Pochettino Faces Acid Test After Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle United have started their 2018-19 Premier League season with a defeat, as Rafa Benitez's men were beaten 2-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon. I feel so proud, I think the three points were so important for us.

Atsu did not have the same impact that Ritchie had for Newcastle on the wing, but Muto was playing with the urgency that Perez lacked.

Certainly, Spurs can not afford a repeat of the sluggish start that marred the opening weeks of last season if they are to challenge champions Manchester City and a Liverpool side that, by stark contrast, will feature £160 million of new signings this term.

But Tottenham lifted the gloom with a gritty victory at St James' Park thanks to first half headers from Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli.

Alli's goal marked the second season in a row in which the midfielder has scored in the opening game.

The Denmark worldwide delivered the resulting corner for defender Davinson Sanchez to attack.

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Diame was unfortunate not to level within two minutes of the restart when his stinging left-foot shot came back off the post.

And, oh yeah, Harry Kane still hasn't scored in August.

Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs were rarely at their fluent best - fatigue possibly a factor for the five World Cup semi-finalists in his starting XI - and Mohamed Diame and new signing Salomon Rondon were denied by the post and crossbar as Newcastle chased a second equaliser in vain.

Kenedy then found himself in acres of space one-on-one with Hugo Lloris, only to see his touch let him down, and Dubravka kept the score at 1-2 at the other end, producing a fine stop from Moussa Sissoko's close-range volley.

In a contest where most of the football was played in the final third at both ends, it was Alli's defensive work that impressed, as well as his clever finish.

Rose, who was linked with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer, and Trippier are thought to have been allowed more time to fully recover and prepare for the new season.

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