Dele Alli, Ben Davies score as Tottenham beat Newcastle

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Tottenham defeated Newcastle on their return to the Premier League with Jonjo Shelvey seeing red for a rough tackle on England global Dele Alli.

Alli kicked the ball away as the Newcastle midfielder bent down to collect it. Shelvey then thread on Alli's ankle, the referee spotted it and sent him off. "Last season, we talked a lot about that, how we need to behave and improve and learn".

"He's mature enough now to accept sometimes what happens on the pitch, but he is so clam, he is so fearless".

Cristian Eriksen took the game by the neck providing the two assits for the goals scored.

Just 13 minutes after the red card Eriksen picked out Alli's burst into the penalty area with a clipped ball and, at full stretch, the former MK Dons trainee guided the ball past Rob Elliot.

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Tottenham looked to assert their Premier League authority onto the game early on, using their physicality to bully Newcastle, going tough in the tackle, all the while, controlling the tempo of the game easily.

"We didn't want to get too heated up and get pulled into what they wanted us to and make it more of a physical battle than a game of football". Even though it was a bad feeling at the time, in the long run I think that day helped us. "I was happy with the performance and the win".

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has come under pressure to add some new players to a squad that finished second to Chelsea last season and has lost right back Kyle Walker, who moved to Manchester City.

I think his dream became true to play in the Premier League.

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