Ghanaian international Christian Atsu excelled in Newcastle United’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspurs yesterday at the St. James Park.
Christian Atsu playing for Newcastle
The former Chelsea winger put in a remarkable display and was the thorn in the flesh of the Spurs defence as he saw the full duration of the game.
Atsu playing in his maiden Premier League season was lively as he drew two saves from Hugo Lloris in post for Spurs and gave a Kyle Walker-Peters a tough afternoon.
Newcastle United held Spurs who gave a debut to 20 year old Kyle Walker-Peters to a 0-0 draw in the first half.
Former Liverpool midfielder, Jonjo Shelvey saw red after he appeared to have stamped on the feet of Dele Alli handing Spurs the man advantage to push men forward.
Their dividend paid off as Dele Alli who has been the centre of boos from the Magpies fans ran behind Newcastle United defence to slot in his first goal of the season and Spurs first in the season after he was put through by a delicate chip from Cristian Eriksen.
Eriksen turned provider again for left-back Ben Davies to score the second.
The game ended 2-0 in favour of Tottenham Hotspurs as they seek to go a step further to win the Premier League.
Next for Newcastle United is a trip to debutants Huddersfield United who won 3-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Elsewhere, Spurs will entertain Champions Chelsea at Wembley on August 20.