There was a huge sense of relief when Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock slammed in a late equaliser against Tottenham.

It had been a positive performance from the Magpies, but one that looked to be ending in defeat.

But Newcastle’s attacking intent paid off, with the 21-year-old making it 2-2 with five minutes to go.

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It was a strange performance from Steve Bruce’s side. It was chalk and cheese compared to the defeat to Brighton, where Newcastle seemed unable to lay a glove on the Seagulls.

But the Magpies created a plethora of chances against Spurs, and even took the lead through Joelinton.

The Brazilian’s first-half strike led to crazy celebrations. This was no surprise considering who scored the goal and the pressure it lifted after a tough couple of weeks.

However, the joy was short-lived as Tottenham equalised just 90 seconds later.


How Bruce reacted to Kane equaliser

And according to the Chronicle, Steve Bruce and his staff were ‘furious’ at conceding the lead so quickly.

Things went from bad to worse moments later, as Kane netted again to turn the game on its head.

Considering how much pressure has been on Bruce in recent weeks, it is no surprise he was angry seeing his side throw away the lead so quickly.

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It saw fans come crashing back down to earth, just moments after a huge release of emotion.

But Newcastle rallied, and eventually got the point their performance deserved.

The Magpies have proven they can create chances and be a threat, even without Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson.

This needs to continue against Burnley on Sunday. If it does, we could get the vital win we need.

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