Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Newcastle United

(90+7′ mins): In the closing stages, Darlow – yet again – saved his side, spectacularly flipping over Erik Lamela’s angled free-kick. Meanwhile, Spurs escaped a late scare when Ben Davies and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg became entangled – the ball deflecting wide with Lloris wrong-footed. 

But Tottenham were to be undone in stoppage time in controversial fashion. A lengthy VAR check advised referee Peter Bankes to oversee a potential handball by Dier. Callum Wilson rattled home the resulting spot-kick – which appeared extremely harsh on the hosts.


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