Newcastle earned a vital point in their fight for Premier League survival thanks to a late equaliser against Tottenham from on-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock at St James’ Park.
The 21-year-old reacted quickest, after Miguel Almiron’s effort was cleared off the line, to fire into the roof of the net and deny Spurs a place in the top four for the first time since 2 January.
In an entertaining game Newcastle took the lead when Joelinton slotted home a lovely threaded pass from Sean Longstaff after Spurs were guilty of overplaying at the back.
Jose Mourinho’s side responded within 90 seconds as the hosts, and in particular Emil Krafth, failed to clear in the area, and an alert Kane prodded home for his 18th goal of the campaign.
The visitors were leading four minutes later when Kane, fed by a brilliant reverse pass from Tanguy Ndombele, clinically fired across Martin Dubravka from the right-hand corner of the penalty area.
The 27-year-old almost got a third, moments before Willock’s goal, but his effort cannoned into the base of the post and behind.
Newcastle – who have now only won two of their past 19 Premier League games – remain 17th, but move three points clear of Fulham who occupy the final relegation spot. The Cottagers would climb out of the bottom three on goal difference if they beat Aston Villa at 16:30 BST.
Tottenham, who conceded a 97th-minute equaliser against Newcastle earlier in the season, move up to fifth – above Liverpool and West Ham – but remain two points behind Chelsea who are in the final Champions League spot.
More to follow.
- 23MurphySubstituted forManquilloat 83′minutes
- 17KrafthSubstituted forWillockat 79′minutes
- 3DummettBooked at 65mins
- 24AlmirónBooked at 85mins
- 8ShelveyBooked at 71mins
- 36S Longstaff
- 12GayleSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 71′minutes
- 4M Longstaff
- 25TangangaBooked at 63mins
- 6D Sánchez
- 18Lo CelsoBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBaleat 88′minutes
- 27Lucas MouraSubstituted forLamelaat 64′minutes
- 45Alves MoraisSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 45′minutes
- 7Son Heung-Min
- Craig Pawson
Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
Second Half ends, Newcastle United 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sergio Reguilón with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin.
Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Gareth Bale replaces Giovani Lo Celso.
Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United).
Goal! Newcastle United 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Joseph Willock (Newcastle United) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.
Attempt blocked. Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Joelinton with a headed pass.
Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Erik Lamela following a fast break.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
Substitution, Newcastle United. Javier Manquillo replaces Jacob Murphy.
Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Giovani Lo Celso tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.
Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United).