Come the end of the season, Sunday’s draw against Tottenham could be a valuable point for Newcastle.

Had Fulham beaten Aston Villa, we would be sat in the relegation zone ruing a wasted opportunity against an out of sorts Spurs side.

But a late rally from Dean Smith’s side turned the game around, and ensured Fulham remained in the bottom three.

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Frustratingly, we could have taken a big step towards safety if we had gotten the win our performance deserved.

It was a huge improvement on the shambles against Brighton.

There was more fight and determination, while we also proved to be a threat going forwards.

In the end, Joe Willock’s late goal rescued a much deserved point. However, it could have been all three had it not been for sloppy defending.

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Mourinho disappointed with result against Newcastle

While Newcastle toasted winning a late point, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was less than pleased.


“It’s a bad result,” Mourinho told Football London.

“I’m not being disrespectful with Newcastle but I think that is a match to win, so the result is not a good one.”

Before kick off, Tottenham will have expected to win. They’re a big club chasing Champions League football, facing a deflated side scrapping for survival.

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But come the end of the game, they should count themselves lucky.

Had Newcastle been more lethal in front of goal, or not lost their lead after just 90 seconds, the complexion of the game could have been very different.

On the face of it, it was a bad result for Spurs. But when you analyse the game, they should be more than happy with a point.

Will Newcastle be happy with a draw? Yes and no. Steve Bruce would’ve taken a point before the game, but the performance could have got us so much more.

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