Premier League: Joe Willock snatches point for Newcastle against Tottenham

Joe Willock snatches point for Newcastle against Tottenham
  • The on-loan Arsenal midfielder earned a late point for Newcastle at St James’ Park
  • Harry Kane’s double looked to have sealed the win for the visitors only for the young midfielder to net and deny Spurs a chance to move to top four

Arsenal on-loan midfielder Joe Willock struck late to give Newcastle a vital point against Tottenham at St James’ Park.

Newcastle took the lead in the first half when striker Joelinton slotted home a threaded pass from Sean Longstaff.

The visitors bounced back soon afterwards when Harry Kane pounced on an uncleared ball inside the area to slot home his 18th Premier League goal of the season.

Spurs doubled the lead four minutes later when when Kane, fed by a brilliant reverse pass from Tanguy Ndombele, clinically fired across Martin Dubravka from the right-hand corner of the penalty area.

Jose Mourinho’s side looked to have won the match only for the young midfielder from North London to react quickest after Miguel Almiron’s effort was cleared off the line, to fire into the roof of the net and deny Spurs a place in the top four for the first time since 2 January.

Newcastle – who have now only won two of their past 19 Premier League games – remain 17th, but move three points clear of Fulham who occupy the final relegation spot.