Super-subs Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez lifted Newcastle United out of the drop zone with a 2-1 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Spurs wasted another chance to charge into the top-four, as Eric Dier scored first for Tottenham, who sits sixth with 26 points.
Mitrovic gave the Magpies their equalizer in the 74th before Perez scored in the third minute of stoppage time, and Newcastle now has wins in three-straight Premier League matches at White Hart Lane.
The Magpies now leapfrog Chelsea, Swansea and Norwich, sending the Canaries into the drop zone. Newcastle has 16 points.
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Spurs then took control for much of the half, and Rob Elliot made a sterling save when he went horizontal to push Erik Lamela‘s rip wide of his right post.
Lamela had another chance denied by Elliot before Eric Dier broke through off a Christian Eriksen corner kick. It was 1-0 to the hosts in the 39th minute.
Danny Rose poorly missed a prime chance to either slot into an empty goal or find Lamela back post in the 44th minute, instead sliding a curling ball through the six and out for a goal kick.
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10 – Tottenham have scored 10 goals from set-piece situations in the Premier League this season, more than any other side. Specialists.
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Newcastle looked better to start the second half, and a very good ball from Moussa Sissoko to Cisse was hit just wide across goal by the Senegalese striker.
The Magpies’ need to attack allowed dangerous Spurs to counter, and Harry Kane teed up a blast that Elliot parried in the 53rd minute. And Eriksen tested the Irish keeper in the 72nd.
Sissoko played a picture-perfect ball for Mitrovic in the 90th minute, but the big Serb couldn’t tap it in the goal.
Perez completed the big story when he bundled a ball home from the right of goal in the 93rd minute of play.