Spurs-Man United draw, Newcastle close in on ECL spot

Lui Zacher
April 27, 2023 / 11:10 pm

Spurs Man United draw Newcastle close in on ECL spot


Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min have rescued a much-needed point for Tottenham, but their Champions League hopes hang by a thread after a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Ryan Mason was instilled as interim boss following Cristian Stellini’s exit after Sunday’s crushing 6-1 defeat at Newcastle United, though matters did not start well on Thursday with Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford putting Erik ten Hag’s side in control.

Yet Porro’s terrific goal injected life into Spurs before Son completed the comeback late on.

A draw might stop the rot for Spurs, though their Champions League hopes are fading fast with United still six points clear in fourth with two games in hand.

Spurs effectively picked up where they left off on Tyneside, cracking after seven minutes when Sancho cut back into the box and powered a low strike past Fraser Forster.

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Everton No.1 Jordan Pickford retrieves the ball after Newcastle’s Joelinton scored in the 4-1 win.