sport news Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle: Heung-min Son grabs vital late goal to see Spurs go ...

Tottenham summoned yet another late winner to beat Newcastle and ease past Manchester City into second place in the Premier League.

It was Heung-min Son who found the net in the 83rd minute just as it was beginning to seem like another wasted opportunity for Mauricio Pochettino’s title outsiders.

Son collected a knock down from Fernando Llorente, shifted the ball onto his right foot and fired a shot which beat Martin Dubravka but really ought to have been saved.  

Son Heung-min scored his second goal in two games to earn Tottenham a vital victory over Newcastle at Wembley

Son Heung-min scored his second goal in two games to earn Tottenham a vital victory over Newcastle at Wembley

With less than ten minutes left, Son let fly from the edge of the box and his effort squirmed past Martin Dubravka

With less than ten minutes left, Son let fly from the edge of the box and his effort squirmed past Martin Dubravka

MATCH FACTS, LIVE LEAGUE TABLE AND MATCH ZONE

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-3-3): Lloris 6; Trippier 6.5, Sanchez 6.5, Alderweireld 6, Vertonghen 6.5; Sissoko 6.5, Winks 7, Eriksen 7.5; Lamela 6 (Rose 78), Moura 5.5 (Llorente 60, 6), Son 6.5 (Dier 89). 

SUBS NOT USED: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Walker-Peters, Wanyama

BOOKINGS:    

GOALS: Son 83

MANAGER: Mauricio Pochettino 6.5

NEWCASTLE UNITED (5-4-1): Dubravka 5; Yedlin 6.5, Schar 6.5, Lascelles 7, Lejeune 6.5, Ritchie 6.5 (Barreca 86); Perez 6, Hayden 7, Longstaff 6.5, Atsu 6 (Kenedy 82); Rondon 6. 

SUBS NOT USED: Woodman, Clark, Fernandez, Manquillo, Joselu. 

BOOKINGS: Yedlin 

GOALS: 

MANAGER: Rafa Benitez 6 

REFEREE: Andre Marriner 

ATTENDANCE: 41,219

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Son Heung-min grabbed the only goal late on for Tottenham. CLICK HERE to see more from Sportsmail's MATCH ZONE.

 

Spurs celebrated as they moved ahead of City, who play Arsenal on Sunday, and closed to within four points of Liverpool, who are at West Ham on Monday.

They may have slipped out of two cup competitions in four days without the goal threat of Harry Kane and Dele Alli but are showing true fighting spirit in the Premier League.

Harry Winks turned one point into three with the last kick of the game at Fulham and Fernando Llorente clinched victory against Watford on Wednesday with a goal in the 88th minute.

This time it was Son and Tottenham have set a new Premier League record of 29 games without a draw.

Pochettino tweaked his team and reverted to a back-four, with Jan Vertonghen at left-back and Lucas Moura deployed as “false nine” centre forward, flanked either side by Son and Erik Lamela. 

Davinson Sanchez takes flight and ends up tangled with Salomon Rondon as the pair duel for possession

Davinson Sanchez takes flight and ends up tangled with Salomon Rondon as the pair duel for possession

A home supporter shows his support for Tottenham winger Son by displaying a replica shirt before the match

A home supporter shows his support for Tottenham winger Son by displaying a replica shirt before the match

Tottenham have the best of the game early on and Lucas Moura plants a free header wide of the Newcastle goal

Tottenham have the best of the game early on and Lucas Moura plants a free header wide of the Newcastle goal

The first opportunity fell to Moura and he wasted it. Lamela’s left-footed dink into the penalty area found him unmarked in front of goal, played on-side by Fabian Schar but Moura’s header squirted well wide.

It was the sort of chance Pochettino might have wished to see falling to Llorente but the tall Basque striker who headed a late winner against Watford was back on the bench having started in all of the previous four games in the absence of Kane and Alli.

Tottenham dominated possession and probed

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