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Kane's goal drought ends as Spurs beat Newcastle 2-0

Kane's goal drought ends as Spurs beat Newcastle 2-0

Harry Kane scored his first Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham Hotspur defeated Newcastle United 3-2 at St James' Park on Sunday to extend the hosts' winless streak in a match that was briefly halted when he collapsed in the crowd.

Callum Wilson headed in from a Javi Manquillo cross and Newcastle, buoyed by stolid atmosphere in their first game since being taken over by an Saudi Arabia-led consortium, emerged from the traps and led after just 108 seconds.

Tanguy Ndombele, who lashed home from the edge of the box after being played in by Sergio Reguilon, gave Spurs a start that quickly sailed to ruins.

When Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg played an excellent ball over the Newcastle defence, Kane beat the offside trap to skim it over Karl Darlow five minutes later.

After a fantastic start, we were defeated by the better team." "Defensively, we had the same problems we've had for a while... we got our noses in front but did not defend well as sa team," said Newcastle manager Steve Bruce, who took charge of his 1000th game as manager.

Spurs coach Nuno Espirito Santo told Sky: "We knew what was coming, with everything going on around Newcastle, in the end it was a good performance." We stayed in the game, we kept it steady. We started causing them problems the minute we started moving it around."

After a fan collapsed in the East Stand of the ground, the game was postponed for nearly 25 minutes. Newcastle confirmed that the supporter's condition had stabilized and they were on their way to hospital.

In the first-half stoppage time, Son Heung-min scored a third before Newcastle were reduced to 10 men when Jonjo Shelvey was red for reverting. Eric Dier's own goal set up a tense finish, but Spurs held on.

"We needed to score next (in the second half) to give ourselves a chance but we never had any sustained pressure over them... but ultimately we persevered and stayed with them," said Bruce.

Spurs moved up to fifth in the standings with 15 points from eight games. Newcastle are second from bottom with three points.

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