Dele Alli scores with lethal volley as Tottenham's forwards run Newcastle ragged

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Tottenham capitalized on Jonjo Shelvey's senseless sending-off to beat Newcastle 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, with Dele Alli and Ben Davies scoring in the final half-hour.

However, the game turned three minutes into the second half when Shelvey, having tried to grab the ball from a prone Alli to take a quick free kick in front of the Newcastle penalty area, chose to reward the England midfielder's efforts to hold onto the ball with a step on the ankle, directly in front of referee Andre Marriner.

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"He's mature enough now to accept sometimes what happens on the pitch, but he is so clam, he is so courageous". He's a great player and I'm sure he's going to be disappointed.

After a first half in which he had been the visitors' most threatening attacker, drifting infield from the left flank to take up risky positions between the lines, the Dane delivered a sumptuous cross to allow Alli to open the scoring just after the hour-mark. It was a clear red card. Playing against ten men always helps a bit and helps you feel comfortable on the pitch.

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"I don't want to talk about it too much". "I've been caught out a couple of times with my temper. I was happy with the performance and the win".

"It's something I like to keep in my game and it was a game today when we had to keep our cool". We believe he will come back stronger.

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His options have improved, though, with young right back Kyle Walker-Peters impressing on his first league start and South Korea forward Heung-min Son making a return to action after sustaining a broken arm in preseason.