• 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

Full-time: Newcastle United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Dele Alli


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Goal! Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham (Ben Davies)


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


RED CARD: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United)


And we are back underway for the second half.


Half-time: Newcastle United 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur


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.


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.


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


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