Tottenham 1 Newcastle United 0: Dubravka's late howler sends Spurs second

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Harry Kane is treated for his injury on the pitch at Wembley

Elated Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino compared Heung-min Son to Barcelona wizard Lionel Messi after his late victor against Newcastle on Saturday.

It followed a similar pattern to the midweek victory over Watford, where Fernando Llorente was the man to provide the late heroics, and Pochettino believes his side did enough to warrant all three points once more.

"No. Why? Never", Pochettino replied when asked if he would be cheering on Arsenal.

"We want to touch glory, what we want is touch glory, we aren't here for business or because we want to win money, we start our careers because we want to touch glory", the Argentine added. 'Do you think that's a problem with Alonso or the car?' said Pochettino.

"We'll see, we need to assess day by day week by week, but we are happy", Pochettino finalised.

Ashley Barnes' injury-time penalty ended Burnley's run of 67 Premier League games without a spot-kick which was the longest current run of any side in the 2018-19 edition of the competition.

Schar's last-ditch intervention turned out to be key for the visitors, as they managed to dig in during the final quarter of the game, but they were unable to deny Spurs from sneaking a win in the closing stages.

"That is my decision, my decision that he's going to be involved with the first team from today and he's going to be like another player, involved with the chances if he deserves it to be in the squad or to play".

Erik Lamela went even closer just before the 30-minute mark as his header struck the frame of the goal with Martin Dubravka well beaten, although the Newcastle shot-stopper did well to deny Moussa Sissoko minutes later.

"Sonny is like when you have a battery, you work, work, work and then the battery is gone". He is like this, he gives you everything and when he's exhausted he says "I need to change' or needs to rest".

"Always on the pitch he's 100 percent in every action without or without the ball".

"But of course I'm disappointed because we're in a very good position and maybe, with a little more help from some players, we can not put the excuse that we are not a real contender".

'I am pleased with their attitude and the way they were playing, especially in defence, ' said Benitez.

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