Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham: Dele Alli, Ben Davies On Target For The Away Side

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Tottenham made a winning start to the 2017-18 Premier League season as 10-man Newcastle endured a difficult return to the top flight.

Rafa Benitez’s side had delivered a disciplined first-half display until Shelvey lost his soon after the restart, treading on Dele Alli’s ankle in front of the referee to leave a side that had already lost two players to injuries facing an even sterner task.

The Spurs attacker then put his side ahead with a close-range finish before Ben Davies finished off a neat move for Tottenham’s second.

Spurs could have added to their lead as Harry Kane, last season’s Premier League top scorer with 29 goals, struck the post in injury time.

Newcastle head to fellow newcomers Huddersfield next weekend, while Tottenham make their Premier League debut at Wembley, champions Chelsea the visitors

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