"Still I would like to see if this is a more risky situation than the tackle from behind to Lejeune".
Rafael Benitez's side, which had already lost Paul Dummett and debutant Florian Lejeune to injury, was unable to contain Spurs thereafter, with Alli making the breakthrough when he stretched to volley Christian Eriksen's exquisite delivery into the back of the net. Moussa Sissoko is back in Tyneside following his £30m move to White Hart Lane last summer, while Harry Kane and Dele Alli both start.
The goal seemed to kick Spurs into action and the rise in tempo soon saw Pochettino's men double their lead, Eriksen and Alli combining again with a neat one-two which left Davies with the chance to stroke past the Newcastle keeper.
Alli was rewarded for his composure as Shelvey was dismissed, sparking Tottenham's 2-0 victory in their Premier League opener.
The 24-year-old United States global will be keen to prove himself in the Premier League after not being given a first-team opportunity at Tottenham, but will have to wait for a few weeks until he is fit again. Great stuff and Spurs are on their way to an opening day win. Newcastle were playing the counter attack well, until Shelvey stamped on Alli right in front of the referee. What is worse, what is a red card?
Gayle will have to carry the can in terms of goalscoring and will come up against the meanest defence in the Premier League from last season.
"This city deserves a team in the Premier League".