5 runs in 21 minutes of kickoff. Tottenham’s defense completely collapsed.
Tottenham lost 1-6 to Newcastle United in the 32nd round of the 2022-23 English Premier League held at St. James Park in Newcastle, England on the 23rd (Korean time).
Christian Stellini (Italy), acting manager of Tottenham, abandoned the three-back he had been using since former manager Antonio Conte and brought out an unconventional four-back. Aggressive Ivan Perisic and Pedro Prisoner were employed simultaneously. The 21-year-old and inexperienced defensive midfielder, Pape Sar, was in the form of protecting the front four, but this tactical change failed completely from the start. It was a game with 6 points between 4th and 5th place, and it was a gamble on the away, but it paid a big price.
Tottenham gave up the opening goal 1 minute and 2 seconds after kick-off. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris threw his body to block Newcastle’s Joellington’s right-footed shot after dribbling into it. However, Newcastle’s Jacob Murphy rushed the ball in front of the goal and kicked it. In the 6th minute of the first half, Newcastle’s Fabian Cher stabbed a long pass, and Joellington, who dug into the space behind the defense, caught the ball and finished it with his right foot, passing goalkeeper Lloris.
In the ninth minute of the first half, Son Heung-min fell and cut the ball while receiving Tottenham’s Eric Dyer’s forward pass. Newcastle Murphy, who caught the ball, put a powerful right-footed mid-range shot into the left side of the net. Tottenham’s Pape Sar couldn’t close the distance Tottenham Perisic’s expression hardened.
Newcastle’s goal bombing continued. In the 19th minute of the first half, Alexander Isak, who received Joe Willock’s exquisite out-front kick pass, scored the fourth goal. Tottenham completely failed to control the defensive line. Two minutes later, Isaac finished another cutback from Sean Longstaff to make it 5-0.
Tottenham conceded five goals in the second shortest time in Premier League history. Previously, Watford conceded five goals in 18 minutes to Manchester City in September 2019. In the first half, as some Tottenham fans left the stadium, a relay camera caught the away seats empty everywhere. Fans who traveled more than 400 km from London, home to Tottenham to Newcastle, could not stand their anger. During the first half, Tottenham striker Harry Kane was photographed scolding defender Pedro Poro for his location.
It was only in the 23rd minute of the first half that acting manager Stellini took out Sarr and put in Davidson Sanchez to switch back to a three-back. The first half ended without an additional goal, but the timing of the replacement was too late. Tottenham was greatly pushed 4-14 in the first half.
At the start of the second half, Tottenham replaced goalkeeper Lloris and replaced Fraser Foster. In the fourth minute of the second half, Kane, who received a pass from Pierre-Emile Hoivier, overcame the defense and made up for one goal with a left-footed shot.
In the 18th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min ran at high speed and caught the counterattack penetration pass. He then passed the defender and fired a right-footed shot, but was hit by the opponent’s thigh. Tottenham gave up the sixth goal to Callum Wilson, who came on as a substitute in the 22nd minute of the second half.
Tottenham Son Heung-min, who was aiming for three consecutive goals, was replaced by Hischarlisson in the 37th minute of the second half. While the defense collapsed early, the offensive point could not be raised. Son Heung-min only scored 8 league goals this season.
5th place Tottenham,메이저사이트 who suffered two consecutive losses in the league, only had 53 points (16 wins, 5 draws, 11 losses). Tottenham, who have only six league games left this season, was given a red flag to enter the 4th place, which is given the right to advance to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League next season. With the victory on this day, Newcastle (16 wins, 11 draws, 4 losses, 59 points), which rose from 4th to 3rd place, and the difference in points was 6 points. Even Tottenham played one game more than Newcastle. In addition, Tottenham has a 6-point difference with 4th place Manchester United (59 points), who played two fewer games. Tottenham are in a situation where they are being chased by 2 points even in 6th place Aston Villa.