That’s how you do it, Chelsea.
Tottenham got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start with a hard-earned 2-0 victory over promoted Newcastle.
Spurs dominated proceedings but it took until Jonjo Shelvey’s brainless stamp on Dele Alli for the difference in quality to show
Shelvey, unfortunately, has a history of irrational moments and the needless incident came right in front of referee Andre Marriner who was left with no choice but to send the midfielder off:
Alli shook off the knock with Shelvey to poke home the opener halfway through the second half.
And Ben Davies doubled the visitors’ lead when he capitalised on a bit of pinball in the Newcastle area.
Christian Eriksen assisted both goals and was, it has to be said, simply sublime throughout.
The yummiest thing from Denmark since the pastry.
DREAM TEAM POINTS (COURTESY OF WHOSCORED RATINGS):
NEWCASTLE: Elliot -1, Manquillo -1, Lejeune -1, Clark -1, Dummett -1, Shelvey -3, Hayden 0, Ritchie 0, Perez 0, Atsu 0, Gayle 0
Subs: Mbemba -1, Lascelles -1, Merino 0
Sent off: Shelvey
TOTTENHAM: Lloris 8, Walker-Peters 8, Alderweireld 8, Vertonghen 8, Davies 12, Dier 3, Dembele 3, Sissoko 0, Alli 8, Eriksen 12, Kane 2
Subs: Son 0, Wanyama 0, Winks 0
Booked: Kane, Davies
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