Tottenham missed the chance to end weekend back inside the Top Four as Newcastle battled back to secure a 2-2 draw on Tyneside.
Harry Kane’s first half brace put Jose Mourinho’s side in the driving seat before the break but a spirited Newcastle dug out to squeeze out a vital point.
Despite finding themselves playing second fiddle to the Kane show at St James, it was the Magpies who carved out the better early chances, as Sean Longstaff fed Joelinton to fire home the opener.
But their lead was short lived as the on-fire Kane levelled it up just sixty seconds later following Emil Krafth’s mistake.
And it was Kane who continued to be the key difference before the break as he latched onto Japhet Tanganga’s long pass to smash Spurs them in front.
However, Steve Bruce’s strugglers kept going and refused to give it up after the restart as Miguel Almiron and Dwight Gayle tested Hugo Lloris.
And with good luck on their side late on the hosts finally nicked a deserved point in a breathless final few minutes.
Kane was inches away from sealing a hat trick as his low effort thudded back off the post and Newcastle immediately hit them on the counter as Joe Willock smacked what could be a massive goal in the relegation scrap.
Full Time from St. James’ Park it’s Newcastle 2 Tottenham 2
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