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Newcastle win at White Hart Lane again! Reaction to NUFC 2 - 1 THFC

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Wooooooo!! We're not in the relegation zone anymore!!!

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You guys... I had written a paragraph plus talking about how bad Newcastle were in the first half, and it's still true.  Spurs were by far the better club in the first half and were at the very least good value for their 1-0 halftime lead.  We can talk about where Colo was on the corner and carry on, but suddenly it doesn't matter.

It took until the 65th minute or so before anyone (Steve McClaren included) from the Newcastle side exhibited any kind of desire to take anything from this match but in the cliche world of "inspired sub", Aleksandar Mitrovic replaced Papiss Cisse (who had been mostly not good) and scored 1 minute and 46 seconds after joining, tapping in from a scramble following a corner.  Also from cliche land, it bears noting that Mitro's introduction coincided with sudden passion from the team.  Make of that what you will.

Following Mitro's goal, Newcastle continued to press (and continued to be opened up at the back) with Mitrovic and fellow sub Ayoze Perez looking quite interested in making an impact.  It was also around that time that Moussa Sissoko actually displayed some manner of interest which will gloss over another overall poor performance from our Champions League deserving friend... but that's for another day.

In the 93rd minute of the match, Perez got in on Hugo Lloris and managed to shoot through him and Newcastle are now out of the relegation zone and they won at White Hart Lane again and wooooooo!  Perhaps the worm has truly turned.  Mid-table never felt so good.