Dele Alli, Ben Davies score as Tottenham beat Newcastle

  • Dele Alli, Ben Davies score as Tottenham beat Newcastle

Dele Alli, Ben Davies score as Tottenham beat Newcastle

"Then he scored - a great goal - and I am very pleased".

There was nothing to be gained from standing on Alli, and Shelvey's action left his team in a tight spot, souring their first game back in the top flight.

"We made a mistake, but I think maybe someone has to analyse these things to see what's more risky".

"He knows he has made a mistake and he has apologised but it changes nothing now".

"I've had a few talks with the gaffer [Mauricio Pochettino] and a couple of people", Alli said. I don't want to talk about it too much.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has come under pressure to add some new players to a squad that finished second to Chelsea last season and has lost right back Kyle Walker, who moved to Manchester City. "It was hard to play - the pitch was so dry and the way in how they play, so deep with counter attacks".

"It was not easy to find the space and create chances". Playing against ten men always helps a bit and helps you feel comfortable on the pitch.

"He's mature enough now to accept sometimes what happens on the pitch, but he is so calm, he is so fearless". He's so calm, so courageous. "Needs to improve. Not in his best expression, but he is coming".

With the scores locked at 0-0 at the time of the red card, Spurs took full advantage of the numerical superiority and goals from Alli and Ben Davies secured all three points. Bit nervy - nerves are good though.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.