Tottenham fought again from two targets down to carry Manchester United to a 2-2 draw on Thursday as Newcastle closed in on Champions League soccer with a 4-1 thrashing of Everton. Spurs have been smashed 6-1 by Newcastle on Sunday to carry Cristian Stellini’s four-game reign as interim supervisor to an finish. Issues threatened to go from dangerous to worse in caretaker Ryan Mason’s first match in cost as United stormed right into a 2-0 lead by half-time. Jadon Sancho smashed house the opener after simply seven minutes earlier than Marcus Rashford turned on the afterburners to race previous Eric Dier and fireplace in his twenty ninth objective of the season.
“I do not suppose we have been that good throughout the 90 minutes,” admitted United boss Erik ten Hag. “After half-time we needed to rating one other objective.”
United followers taunted the house assist with chants of “Harry Kane, we’ll see you in June” amid curiosity from the Crimson Devils in Spurs’ all-time high goalscorer.
However Tottenham lastly confirmed some battle to spice up their probabilities of qualifying for Europe subsequent season.
Pedro Porro diminished the arrears with a thumping strike earlier than Kane crossed for Son Heung-min to stage 11 minutes from time.
“I believed within the second half we have been excellent and the character we confirmed after final Sunday and going two targets down,” mentioned Mason.
“I hope the followers can see that we have been a staff at the moment and we ran for one another. Within the second half we may have scored much more.”
Some extent edges Spurs again as much as fifth, however they continue to be six factors adrift of fourth-placed United, who’ve two video games in hand.
Newcastle opened up an eight-point cushion on the chasing pack for a top-four end and a spot within the Champions League subsequent season as Callum Wilson scored twice at Goodison Park.
Eddie Howe’s males struggled to search out their rhythm earlier than the break, however led due to Wilson’s predatory end after Jordan Pickford parried Joelinton’s drive.
– ‘Earn the suitable’ –
Newcastle then lower free within the ultimate 20 minutes as Joelinton headed in, Wilson discovered the highest nook after which a sensational run from Alexander Isak teed up Jacob Murphy.
“Second half you noticed us at our highest and we have been very medical in entrance of objective,” mentioned Howe.
“Confidence was there and that was evident within the second half. We needed to earn the suitable to get to that time.”
Dwight McNeil’s nook that crept in was scant comfort for Everton, who stay rooted within the relegation zone.
Solely Southampton are conserving the Toffees off the foot of the desk and they’re now six factors adrift of security after a 1-0 house defeat to Bournemouth.
Marcus Tavernier scored the one objective at St Mary’s to take the Cherries as much as 14th and 7 factors away from the drop zone.
Southampton thought they’d snatched a dramatic 89th-minute equaliser however Che Adams’ effort was dominated out for offside following a VAR overview, pushing the Saints nearer to the Championship subsequent season.
“I do not suppose we have been adequate,” mentioned Southampton boss Ruben Selles. “Till we conceded the objective we weren’t within the sport.”
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