Christian Atsu cameos as Newcastle suffer opening day defeat to Tottenham

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Premier League football is back on Tyneside as Newcastle United hosted Tottenham at St. James' Park earlier today.

But for a Moussa Sissoko chance in the 56th minute, blocked by a superb reflex save by Dubravka, Mauricio Pochettino's side struggled to create chances in the second half.

Spurs earn the three points in their aqua jerseys to start the season.

With no new faces joining the squad in the summer, Pochettino and his team are under pressure to get off to a good start to the season in order to justify stasis during the transfer window.

The Premier League is finally back.

Fabian Schar, Ki Sung-yueng, Yoshinori Muto and Salomon Rondon have all been left on the substitutes' bench for the fixture in the North-East.

England star Alli's winning header - the third of the game - sealed the victory early in the first half after Joselu had responded to Jan Vertonghen's opening effort.

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But Newcastle levelled shortly after through Joselu, ghosting in-between Spurs defenders before heading home Ritchie's wonderful ball from the right flank. But he can't score three goals in every game'.

The Denmark worldwide delivered the resulting corner for defender Davinson Sanchez to attack.

Diame was afforded room in the box to clatter a left-footed shot against the upright, while Alli should have done better at the other end when picked out by another delightful Eriksen ball.

Kenedy and Ayoze Perez also had good opportunities to score, but Hugo Lloris remained composed and made two brilliant saves.

An outside shout for the World Cup, Jonjo Shelvey was again among Newcastle's brightest players, while Jamaal Lascelles was solid yet not outstanding.

Mauricio Pochettino said is happy with Tottenham's squad and praised the club for keeping Harry Kane as he blamed Brexit and Spurs' new stadium for no new signings.

Rose, who was linked with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer, and Trippier are thought to have been allowed more time to fully recover and prepare for the new season.

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