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  1. Newcastle: Darlow, Janmaat, Taylor, Mbemba, Dummett, Tiote, Colback, Townsend, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic.
  2. Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Mason, Lamela, Son, Eriksen, Kane.
  3. Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

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By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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Can't believe what I'm seeing here! Watch out Sky Bet Championship we're coming for you! #bbcfootball #NUFC

Soul destroying for @SpursOfficial. Hard to believe this was a team chasing the title. #bbcfootball


Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham

It's all over.

Strange emotions among the players and fans - a relegated team which produces one of the Premier League displays of the season.

The question is will Rafa Benitez stay on? He seems to have had a positive effect on the team.

The home fans continue to chant the Spaniard's name after the whistle.

And Spurs? They finish third, behind Arsenal who won 4-0. A terrible end to the campaign for Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham

Newcastle have been playing with 10 men since the 67th minute.

They might ask Sunderland fans to pay for more planes to fly over St James'.

Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham

Kevin Kilbane

Ex-Everton winger on Final Score

"After that Chelsea game you could see mentally that Tottenham had gone and it is come to the fore today."

Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham

Don't ask.

GOAL - Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham

Daryl Janmaat

Daryl Janmaat celebrates

I mean, really?

Dutchman Daryl Janmaat, who blows more hot and cold than your average hairdryer, slides the fifth past Hugo Lloris after being set up by Rolando Aarons.

Are you watching Rotherham?

GOAL - Newcastle 4-1 Tottenham

Rolando Aarons

Rolando Aarons celebrates

This is extraordinary.

They are playing with 10 men.

This is like the Keegan days. 

Andros Townsend almost destroys Tottenham's woodwork with an unbelievable shot that rebounds to sub Rolando Aarons who finishes with a ridiculous tight-angled drive which Hugo Lloris had no chance in stopping.


Newcastle 3-1 Tottenham

Andros Townsend runs down the left cuts inside and drives a shot low that Hugo Lloris collects.

Then that man Moussa Sissoko - who must have had three of those big cereal wheat blocks - races forward and smacks a shot that drifts inches wide of the Tottenham upright.

Sissoko again is fed by Townsend. This time the midfielder low effort is blokced by the busy Hugo Lloris.

This is stupid.

Sissoko is replaced by Jamie Sterry for his debut.

And there's more...


Newcastle 3-1 Tottenham

Magpies fans will be puzzled to see this display from skipper Moussa Sissoko.

Another powerful run from the France midfielder ends with a rasping shot that has to be pushed away by Hugo Lloris.

The Rafa Benitez chants start echoing around the stadium again.

GOAL - Newcastle 3-1 Tottenham

Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum scores

The Dutchman steps up and sends Hugo Lloris the wrong way. Admittedly, Lloris sent himself the wrong way.

As I said many times earlier, this is weird.

Wijnaldum is substituted after his two-goal effort.


Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham

Yes, you read right.

Moussa Sissoko puts on the after-burners and charges into the area after what seemed like a 50-yard run. Jan Vertonghen is judged by Anthony Taylor to have illegally brought down the France midfielder.

Georginio Wijnaldum will take the pen.

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The good and the bad of Mitrovic. Newcastle can't possibly hold on to a one goal lead. #bbcfootball

One of the worst tackles I've ever seen from Mitrovic...that is absolutely shocking. Hope Walker is alright. #bbcfootball

6 - Aleksandar Mitrovic is the sixth player in PL history to score a goal, assist a goal and get sent off in the same game. Mixed.

Mitrovic red card

Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

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"It's a horror tackle, he is not only lining the player up, he has gone over the top. There is no place in the game for a challenge like that."

RED CARD for Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic

Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham

Aleksandar Mitrovic is shown a red card

This was coming too.

Aleksandar Mitrovic had this demonic look about him today.

The replay of his incident with Kyle Walker showed that the Serbia striker went studs first near the ankle area of the England full-back. It looked very, very nasty.

Ref Anthony Taylor, after discussions with his assistant, brought out the ol' top-pocket red.

Mitrovic mouthed something as he went off.

Walker seems OK.

Tottenham piling on the pressure

Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham

Sub Josh Onomah tests Karl Darlow with a low drive.

There is another goal in this.

While that is all happening Spurs full-back Kyle Walker and Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic clash halfway up the pitch.

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Connor Robson: Hoping to see Townsend and Super Mitro stay, two hard workers that have proven they can combine well today

GOAL - Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham

Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela scores

It was coming really.

Erik Lamela is set free down the left of the area by Eric Dier. But the Argentine's attempted cross turns into a shot that finds a gap between Karl Darlow's gloves at the near post.

The keeper was surprised it went in, but he should have done better.

Lamela didn't bother celebrating much. 


Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Ben Davies sets up Erik Lamela charging towards the six-yard area. But the Argentine forward falls over under pressure.

Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Christian Eriksen's free-kick hurtles towards Aleksandar Mitrovic's face.

The big man is down for a bit, but he's OK. Tough as old boots.

Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Harry Kane is brought down near the edge of the area by Cheick Tiote. Free-kick.


Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Eric Dier shoots at goal

Eric Dier's just whacked one from 20 yards, but it takes a slight deflection and goes out. Nothing worthy happens from the resulting corner.

Spurs look a tad bit better. They couldn't really look much worse.


Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

1000 - Aleksandar Mitrovic's goal vs Tottenham is the 1000th scored in the Premier League this season. Grand.

Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Newcastle are all over Tottenham like the covers at Wimbledon.

Moussa Sissoko delivers the ball into the area, but this time Tottenham clear the danger.


Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Newcastle get us back under way. And there have been Tottenham subs.

Work to be done. #COYS #TogetherTHFC HT #THFC subs: @RyanMason & Son off, @tom_carroll92 & @Joshuaonomah10 on.

Work to be done. #COYS #TogetherTHFC HT #THFC subs: @RyanMason & Son off, @tom_carroll92 & @Joshuaonomah10 on.

Second for Arsenal?

Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa

Jonathan Overend

BBC Radio 5 live at the Emirates Stadium

"I get the feeling that this would mean an awful lot to Arsenal if they finished above Spurs."  

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Tottenham's recent for sums up the importance of Dembele. Completely overlooked and one of the best centre midfielders in the league


Spurs are finding more inventive ways to mess up every year

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As it stands


Will the table finish like this?

Manchester United are in seventh - but they will have one game still to play. 

Championships odds

Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

By the way, the Magpies are only 7-2 to win the Championship.

There is a second half to come of course. Tottenham surely cannot play as poorly as they did in the first. And can the home side replicate their opening half performance?

Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

"Tottenham have young players, they have an outstanding manager, if they buy well in the summer then they will do well next year."

Magpies... boost?

Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

As things stand Newcastle will finish top of the relegation table.

Norwich are losing 2-0 away at Everton.


Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Well, football eh?


Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Ryan Mason is shown a yellow card

Ryan Mason is the first to go into the book for stopping Aleksandar Mitrovic in his tracks.


Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Harry Kane feeds the ball to Christian Eriksen whose fierce close-range shot is blocked by Karl Darlow at his near post.

That was probably Spurs' best effort.

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JamesTalkSport: Spurs have capitulated in recent weeks. Since second half of the Chelsea game they have not looked like title contenders

ScarletVarlet: Happy St. Totteringham's Day to you and yours! Pochettino sacked in the morning.

Tim Sherwood: Pathetic display from Spurs. Anyone would think they are the ones being relegated! no Dembele, no Alli, no chance.

GOAL - Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates

This is really, really, really weird. The Magpies lead by two goals.

This time Aleksandar Mitrovic powers a fantastic header past Hugo Lloris after meeting a pinpoint cross from the right from Moussa Sissoko.

Spurs look like they'll now finish third. Behind Arsenal. Ouch!

Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham

If Newcastle play like this in the Championship, they will have wrapped up the title by March.

Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham

By the way, while the plane made it's merry way around, Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker smacked one from 25 yards, but it cleared the bar by the same distance.

Spurs have been really poor.

Plane banner mocks Newcastle relegation

Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham

Sunderland fans fly a banner over the stadium

A plane hired by Sunderland fans has flown over St James' Park with a banner reading: 

"Auf Wiedersehen Prem. Tyne To Go."


Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham

Newcastle midfield Jack Colback surges into the right-hand side of the area and smacks his shot into the side-netting.

Oh look... a plane is flying overhead. I wonder what that can be.