Sunday, 04 April 2021 17:47

Staff Reporter.

Newcastle earned a vital point in their fight for Premier League survival thanks to a late equaliser against Tottenham from on-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock at St James' Park.

The 21-year-old reacted quickest, after Miguel Almiron's effort was cleared off the line, to fire into the roof of the net and deny Spurs a place in the top four for the first time since 2 January.

In an entertaining game Newcastle took the lead when Joelinton slotted home a lovely threaded pass from Sean Longstaff after Spurs were guilty of overplaying at the back.

Jose Mourinho's side responded within 90 seconds as the hosts, and in particular Emil Krafth, failed to clear in the area, and an alert Kane prodded home for his 18th goal of the campaign.

The visitors were leading four minutes later when Kane, fed by a brilliant reverse pass from Tanguy Ndombele, clinically fired across Martin Dubravka from the right-hand corner of the penalty area.

The 27-year-old almost got a third, moments before Willock's goal, but his effort cannoned into the base of the post and behind.

Newcastle - who have now only won two of their past 19 Premier League games - remain 17th, but move three points clear of Fulham who occupy the final relegation spot. The Cottagers would climb out of the bottom three on goal difference if they beat Aston Villa at 16:30 BST.

Meanwhile Southampton fought back from 2-0 down to beat Burnley and claim a crucial three points in the battle for Premier League survival.

The two sides came into the game level on 33 points and Burnley charged in front in a thrilling first half at a sunny St Mary's Stadium.That lifted Ralph Hasenhuttl's men up to 13th in the table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone with eight games left.