Newcastle had kept Tottenham at bay ... then Jonjo Shelvey spoiled everything. His moment of madness helped Spurs on their way to an opening victory.
Goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies were enough to earn Tottenham a comfortable opening-weekend win against 10-man Newcastle.
Newcastle battled toe for toe with Tottenham until Jonjo Shelvey was sent off early in the second half, leading to Dele Alli and Ben Davies' goals.
English Premier League: Ben Davies (70') Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham
Nothing less than winning the Premier League title will do for Manchester United this season, Gary Neville has told Sky Sports.
English Premier League: Dele Alli (61') Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham