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  • Spurs ease past 10-man Newcastle United in season-opener.
  • Dele Alli scored opener 15 minutes into second half after Jonjo Shelvey saw red.
  • Shelvey was dismissed after blatant stamp on Alli right in front of the referee.
  • Ben Davies doubled his side's lead before Harry Kane struck the post late on.
  • Newcastle also lost two players to injury during the first half.
Premier League at 25: Then versus now Newsweek
8 day 15:24

Full-time: Newcastle United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Dele Alli
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8 day 15:22

Kane hits the post! The striker is fed clean through by Alli and fires across goal, beating Eliot, but not beating the woodwork. Moments later he rolls the ball into the net after being teed up by Son but the offside flag is up.

8 day 15:20

Harry Winks is on for Dembele with three minutes of time added on at St James' Park.

8 day 15:19

Ben Davies is now shown a yellow card and Richie has a chance to deliver a cross into the middle from the free kick. It's only partially cleared as far as Clark who smashes a clean volley on goal but it is straight at Lloris.

8 day 15:15

Tottenham have become a bit sloppy with the clock counting down and it has allowed Newcastle to enjoy their best spell of the game with Atsu looking particularly bright in these closing stages.

8 day 15:10

Dwight Gayle, who has worked hard this afternoon for no reward, is given a breather as Mikel Merino comes onto replace him as Bentiez's last change.

8 day 15:07

Spurs cruising now. Kane and Eriksen combine brilliantly with a neat one two to break into the box but just as the former goes to collect a return, Ben Davies forces his way in and drives through the legs of Eliot with a smart finish.

8 day 14:59

Goal! Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham (Ben Davies)

8 day 14:57

Newcastle have had the air knocked out of them now and are looking pretty lifeless. This could be a comfortable final 25 minutes for Spurs.

8 day 14:52

Well, it's been coming. Eriksen and Kane exchange neat passes outside the box, with the Dane taking over to swing in another beauty of a ball to pick out Alli's excellent run. Eliot rushes out to claim but the England international gets their first, hooking a volley into the far corner.

8 day 14:50

Goal! Newcastle United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Dele Alli, 60)

8 day 14:48

First change for Tottenham, Sissoko is replaced by Heung-min Son. Sissoko stops to lap up the boos cascading down from around St James' Park, applauding the crowd. Good, that.

8 day 14:46

As you might expect, it is all Tottenham now with that one man advantage in hand. Newcastle are struggling to get out of their half.

8 day 14:44

That Shelvey incident looks worse every time you see it. The Newcastle captain reached to try and pull Alli up from the turf. When he refused, he stamped on him instead. Ridiculous.

8 day 14:42

In the build-up to that, Alli was targeted again by Matt Richie, taking the Spurs star's ankle while getting nowhere near the ball. Following Eliot's superb save, he was booked.

8 day 14:41

What a save from Eliot! Eriksen's attempted diagonal ball takes a wicked deflection that drops it into the path of Kane. He has to adjust himself to meet it but fires on goal from point blank range, only to be denied by an instinctive stop by the Newcastle goalkeeper.

8 day 14:39

That was idiotic from Shelvey. With Dele Alli down, the former Liverpool midfielder leans down to the Spurs midfielder and very deliberately steps down on his ankle. Right under the referee's nose. Rafa Benitez has already lost two players two injury, another one is gone now.

8 day 14:38

RED CARD: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United)

8 day 14:34

And we are back underway for the second half.

8 day 14:19

Half-time: Newcastle United 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

8 day 14:15

Spurs are struggling to pick through Newcastle at the minute so Eriksen decides to take matters into his own hands, curling one on goal from 25 yards but it's a relatively comfortable save for Eliot.

8 day 14:08

Mbemba does well right away, nicking the ball from Dele Alli and driving up the other end before winning a foul from the Spurs midfielder.

8 day 14:05

Lejeune's game is over, Chancel Mbemba is onto replace him.

8 day 14:03

Lejeune looks in some pain, he's limping off to get some treatment but that could be the last we see of him today.