Newcastle United were unable to make it three consecutive league wins on Saturday, as a late Martin Dubravka error saw Spurs secure a 1-0 victory at Wembley.

A late effort from Heung-min Son deceived the Magpies keeper as he allowed a tame effort to slip underneath him.

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It was a disappointing performance for Newcastle had fought so hard for 80 minutes.

But one small error has cost them a huge point in their fight for survival.

The overall performance from Newcastle’s shot-stopper was far from his best, and he was let off the hook numerous times.

Twice the ball was cleared off the line by Fabian Schar and later Matt Ritchie, and he also made one or two spilled saves which Spurs failed to capitalise on.

But rather than being massively critical of Dubravka, many of Newcastle fans are rallying together to support the star man.

He’s been vital for Newcastle this season, and the fans aren’t about to forget it after one poor performance.

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Newcastle fans defend Dubravka

Dubravka has seven clean sheets this season, the fifth best rate in the league.

The only goalkeepers with more clean sheets are Alisson (Liverpool), Kepa (Chelsea), Ederson (Man City) and Hugo Lloris (Tottenham).

For a goalkeeper in the bottom six of the league to have a clean sheet record approaching those of the top four is phenomenal.

It’s a testament to his class this season, and Newcastle supporters should feel lucky to have him.

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