May 19, 2024

Mehrdad Ghodoussi, Newcastle United’s co-owner, delivered a brief assessment of the 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Newcastle United achieved one of their most impressive victories of the 2023-24 season.

Eddie Howe’s side defeated Champions League-chasing Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at St James’ Park, nearly repeating last season’s 6-1 destruction.

Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon scored two early goals in the first half, leaving Spurs unable to recover. Isak added his second just after the break, while Fabian Schar scored his fourth in the dying moments.

Newcastle began the day eighth in the Premier League rankings but finished sixth, one place behind Spurs, who crashed out of the top four due to goal difference.
In a season marred by injuries (they were missing 11 senior players against Tottenham), Newcastle co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi summed up the outcome nicely, simply remarking, “That was special.”

 

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And it’s difficult to argue differently. United have gone four games unbeaten during the March international break, collecting ten points out of a potential twelve. Their victories over Fulham and Tottenham are their first back-to-back league wins since early December.

“I think the international break came at a really good time for us after the Manchester City game,” he continued. “It allowed us to experience a different environment and reboot.

“Since returning, with the exception of half an hour at Fulham, our performances have improved, as has our physical appearance, and I hope that trend continues. There are no guarantees, but I believe we are in a far better place than we were.

United have six games remaining to secure European status. Next up is Crystal Palace on Wednesday, April 24.

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