Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham: Watch highlights of the game at St James' Park
Last Updated: 14/08/17 12:00am
Skipper Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for standing on Dele Alli's ankle as Newcastle's return to the Premier League was ruined by Tottenham.
Second-half goals from Alli and Ben Davies ultimately did for the promoted Magpies with the visitors coasting to a 2-0 victory, but it was Shelvey's 49th-minute dismissal which opened the door after his side had scrapped their way to the break without major incident.
The 25-year-old saw red to the astonishment of his team-mates and the locals among a crowd of 52,077, although television replays suggested he had trodden on Alli's ankle as the Tottenham man lay on the floor.
His impending suspension and injuries to defenders Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune made it a bad afternoon for manager Rafael Benitez and watching owner Mike Ashley.
In contrast, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino left Tyneside having seen a satisfactory performance from his men, who were eventually rewarded for their patience.
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