Alli and Davies give Spurs 2-0 win at 10-man Newcastle

Alli and Davies give Spurs 2-0 win at 10-man Newcastle
By Reuters

13/08/2017 at 15:30Updated 13/08/2017 at 15:32

* Tottenham beat Newcastle 2-0 at St James's Park

* Dele Alli and Ben Davies scored in the second half

* Newcastle had Jonjo Shelvey sent off in the 48th minute

* Former Newcastle midfielder Sissoko jeered by home fans

* England midfielder Alli shone for the visitors

* Tottenham host Chelsea next, Newcastle visit Huddersfield NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur got their Premier League campaign on track with a clinical 2-0 win at 10-man Newcastle United on Sunday after Dele Alli scored one goal and helped create the other at St James's Park.

Alli broke the deadlock on the hour after promoted Newcastle had Jonjo Shelvey was sent off in the 48th minute for stomping on the England midfielder and set up the second for left back Ben Davies along with Christian Eriksen.

A tepid contest devoid of goalmouth action in the opening half sprung to life after Shelvey was dismissed for a petulant stomp on Alli, who pulled all the strings for last season's Premier League runners-up.

He swept home Eriksen's inch-perfect cross and then helped the Dane carve open the home team's defence with a quick one-two which left Davies with a simple finish from seven metres.

(Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic, editing by Pritha Sarkar)