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Spurs absolutely embarrassed at St. James Park

Tottenham victims of a huge dismantling at the hands of the Magpies today at St James in what was a truly remarkable performance. We seen Jacob Murphy and Isak both netting twice, and Joelinton contributing with a goal, as they almost swaggered through Spurs appalling defence, which has been highlighted already and criticized since their defeat to Bournemouth just last week.

Despite Harry Kane scoring a mere consolation goal in the second half at St James', Callum Wilson came off the bench to add a sixth goal for Newcastle. At this point, the vast majority of Spurs fans had already left the ground in early protest to Tottenham's performance. The defeat was however a huge blow to Spurs' already dwindling chances of qualifying for the Champions League. Meanwhile, Newcastle are chilling comfortably in third place in the Premiership table and looks more than likely to finish the season in the top four, especially after the performance today. Newcastle came out of the gates strong, bagging just 62 seconds in. Joelinton cut inside from the edge of the box, smashing a low shot that Lloris couldn't handle. Jacob Murphy then pounced and pelted the ball into the back of the net. Murphy has since become a key player for Newcastle, having previously been on the fringes of the squad, according to manager Eddie Howe.

Just five minutes later in the sixth minute, Joelinton took full advantage of a disorganized Tottenham defence to double the Magpies lead. Jacob Murphy added a third with a curling shot from distance that Lloris appeared to have made no effort to keep out. Isak finally netted twice to compound Tottenham's awful defeat.

Harry Kane managed to pull one back for Spurs in the second half, but Newcastle immediately responded with a Callum Wilson goal to completely summarise the Spurs afternoon at St. James. Tottenham's next to run-ins are with today's qualifiers for the FA Cup final - Manchester United, followed by a journey up to the North West for their away fixture with Liverpool. Both teams currently on great form in contrast to Tottenham's recent disappointing performances. Spurs will also be looking to pick up points if they are to have any chance of qualifying for Champions League - however, with recent results, it is hard to see Spurs achieving this.

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