Joe Willock's late goal denies Tottenham at St. James' Park

Joe Willock's late goal denies Tottenham at St. James' Park

Joe Willock scored an 86th-minute equalizer as Newcastle held Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-2 draw at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon. 

Harry Kane continued with his red-hot form for club and country with a brace, after the Magpies had taken a surprise 28th-minute lead. 

Spurs threatened first with Kane forcing a smart save out of Martin Dubravka in the eighth minute, having made a wonderful solo run before unleashing a promising shot towards the left side of the goal. 

The hosts then came closest to grabbing the opener in the 19th minute as Dwight Gayle made good contact with a nicely lofted ball, but Hugo Lloris showed his brilliant reflexes to deny him with a wonderful save. 

Jose Mourinho's men then thought they had finally got the opener when Carlos Vinicius put the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was disallowed due to offside.

The first goal finally arrived in the 28th minute as Spurs failed to clear a harmless ball, with Sean Longstaff taking advantage to square it for Joelinton who easily beat Hugo Lloris with a brilliant shot into the bottom right corner. 

Their lead however lasted two minutes as Kane scored on the other end after the ball rebounded to him following a melee in the box.

They then went 2-1 up in the 34th minute after Tanguy Ndombele showed great vision to find Kane with a cheeky pass inside the box, and his first-time shot was precise and sailed into the left side of the goal. 

The second half was devoid of real action, even though both sides had a number of goal-scoring chances. 

The first fell to the hosts in the 47th minute as Miguel Almiron took a wonderful touch after collecting a pass inside the box, but the keeper was keen to make a low dive and push the ball out for a corner kick. 

Kane and Japhet Tanganga then came close to extending Spurs' lead but were denied by Dubravka and a goal-line clearance by a defender. 

Spurs seemed to be headed for a win until the 86th minute when the hosts equalized through Willock.

The Arsenal loanee was in the right place at the right time, pouncing on the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifled the ball home to break Spurs' hearts. 

The draw lifted Spurs to fifth, two points behind Chelsea, who hold the last Champions League qualifying spot. 

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