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Tottenham win first game of the season against Newcastle

Tottenham win first game of the season against Newcastle

Davies added Tottenham's second with 20 minutes remaining, finishing a slick move with a composed finish beyond Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot, Eriksen again the provider.

Kane nearly added a third in stoppage time but was denied by the post.

Benitez, meanwhile, will be hugely frustrated that Newcastle's return to the top flight was spoiled by Shelvey's peevishness.

Christian Atsu grew into the game for the hosts and he caused a few issues down the left, although Spurs youngster Kyle Walker-Peters provided some important pace to prevent the Ghanaian from causing too many problems.

The combative midfielder was trying to get the ball back quickly, Alli moved it away and Shelvey reacted by treading on Alli's ankle.

The game suddenly burst into life, with Gayle forcing Hugo Lloris into a save at his near post, but Newcastle's positive response soon fizzled out.

However, Newcastle face a real challenge in their first game back in the big time, with Tottenham last season's Premier League runners-up.

The 24-year-old United States global will be keen to prove himself in the Premier League after not being given a first-team opportunity at Tottenham, but will have to wait for a few weeks until he is fit again. Newcastle were playing the counter attack well, until Shelvey stamped on Alli right in front of the referee.

Tottenham have never lost a Premier League match when Alli has scored and there was little chance of that record being broken here.

"This city deserves a team in the Premier League".

The former Swansea man has now scored twice in his last two league outings, having netted at the back end of last season, to send a message to Danny Rose.