Nightmare start for Newcastle after Captain Shelvey red card

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Tottenham defeated Newcastle on their return to the Premier League with Jonjo Shelvey seeing red for a rough tackle on England global Dele Alli.

While Alli focused on the task at hand, the England midfielder was involved in the pivotal incident of the match when his ankle was stood on by Jonjo Shelvey three minutes into the second half. Alli opened his scoring account in his first game of the season, building on his career-high 18 goals from last season.

The Magpies were forced into early chances in a goalless first half with Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune coming off.

Walker's move to City raised eyebrows, but Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed that he believed Spurs had already seen the best the defender had to offer. - Shelvey has been sent off twice under Rafael Benitez at Newcastle, more than any other player.

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Shelvey trod on the right foot of Alli, who was sitting on the ground, as he tried to resume play after a free kick had been awarded.

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"If Harry Kane had scored to make it 3-0 at the end, that would have been a bit more fair".

Newcastle's hopes of a comeback were dashed with 20 minutes remaining when the ball broke to full-back Davies inside the penalty area and he slotted past the advancing Elliot, while Kane hit a post in stoppage time to spare them further punishment.

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