Tottenham climbed up to fourth in the Premier League with a 5-1 victory against Newcastle on Sunday, putting pressure on Arsenal, who are fifth.
Spurs won their third straight league game, putting them 54 points ahead of Arsenal, who finish the stage on Monday against Crystal Palace, despite the fact that the “Gunners” have two games postponed, one of which is against Tottenham.
Newcastle stunned their hosts with a free-kick from Fabian Schar (39), but Tottenham equalized with Ben Davies’ header from a cross by South Korean Heung-Min Son (43).
After a poor header by Irish defender Matt Doherty off the right post after a cross from Harry Kane off the right post (48), Son extended the advantage with a shot from within the area following a ball from Swede Dejan Kulusevski (54).
Emerson Royal scored the fourth goal from a Doherty pass into the area that rebounded off the defense (63), before substitutes Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn cooperated on the last goal when the Brazilian delivered a ball deep to the Dutchman, who scored the fifth goal two minutes after coming down (83).
Newcastle, for their part, suffered their third consecutive loss in the league to fall to fifteenth place with 31 points, 9 points below the first downward position after impressive results following several deals in the winter transfer market following the Saudi acquisition and exit from the threat of relegation.