Key talking points from Newcastle’s historic 6-1 drubbing of Tottenham

Newcastle United's English striker Callum Wilson (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United's English striker Callum Wilson (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

Tottenham Hotspur were trounced 6-1 by a rampant Newcastle United at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Sunday. Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak both scored twice while Joelinton and Callum Wilson netted apiece as Spurs were brutally exposed at the back.

Just 62 seconds was all it took for the Magpies to break the deadlock as Murphy hammered home a rebound after Joelinton’s initial effort was parried away by Hugo Lloris, though Joelinton would redeem himself four minutes later with a goal of his own.

In the ninth minute, Murphy brought up his brace with a spectacular effort from 25 yards out as the game was already over for Tottenham, but there was more misery to come as Isak joined the party too and scored twice more in a space of two minutes.

Harry Kane pulled a goal back for Tottenham just minutes into the restart and reduced the deficit, but Wilson restored Newcastle’s five-goal advantage in the 67th minute as the side consolidated their Champions League ambitions.

Here are some key stats from one of the craziest result in the Premier League this season:

Newcastle’s biggest win since January 2011

Newcastle United have picked up some huge wins in the Premier League this season but this is the first time since January 2011 that they won by a five-goal margin. Back then, the Magpies thrashed West Ham 5-0 at home, powered by a Leon Best hat-trick.

Newcastle score the second-fastest five goals in EPL history

It took Newcastle only 21 minutes to race to a 5-0 lead over Tottenham, the fastest side to achieve the feat after Manchester City. The Sky Blues needed only 18 minutes to take a 5-0 lead against Watford in September 2019, which eventually ended in a 8-0 rout for the Hornets.

Newcastle complete a league double over Tottenham after seven years

Having beaten Tottenham Hotspur in London earlier in the campaign, Newcastle have now completed a league double over them for the first time since the 2015-16 season. Back then, the Magpies pulled off a surprise 2-1 win away from home before humiliating the side 5-1 on the final day of the season.

This term, the north Yorkshire outfit saw a similar result at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium but a bigger victory on home soil. In the intervening seven years, Newcastle had beaten Tottenham just once – a 1-0 win away win on August 2019.

Tottenham succumb to heaviest league defeat since December 2013

By losing 6-1, Tottenham Hotspur succumbed to their heaviest Premier League defeat since December 2013, when Liverpool crushed the side 5-0 at Anfield, while this is also the first time since November 2013 that the north London side conceded six times in a single top-flight match, having lost 6-0 to Manchester City back then.

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