Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Premier League – Tottenham 5 (Davies 43′, Doherty 48′, Son 54′, Royal 64′, Bergwijn 83′) Newcastle 1 (Schar 39′).
Tottenham clinically swept aside Newcastle with an emphatic 5-1 victory which catapulted them into the top four in front of their home crowd in the Premier League on Sunday.
Fabian Schar put Newcastle ahead, but a Spurs onslaught wasn’t far away with Ben Davies levelling the scores before the break. A quick-fire double from Matt Doherty and Son Heung-Min early in the second half was rounded off by Emerson Royal and substitute Steven Bergwijn as Spurs ran riot.
Schar’s free-kick had silenced the home crowd five minutes before half-time, squeezing through a gap in the wall and past Hugo Lloris.
The hosts reacted swiftly and levelled when Davies glanced a header beyond Martin Dubravka from Son’s delightful cross.
Spurs completed the comeback just moments into the second half when Doherty headed home Harry Kane’s exquisite cross. Son coolly netted a third from close-range; Emerson tapped home at the near post before Bergwijn rounded off the scoring to send Spurs into fourth position above north London rivals Arsenal.
Conte’s men have a week to prepare before returning to Premier League action with a trip to Aston Villa next Saturday evening.
As for Newcastle, they will be looking to bounce back when they welcome Wolves to St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Friday night.