St James's Park, the home of Newcastle United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

'Is he fully fit?' - Newcastle United player ratings as new owners witness defeat against Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle United began their new era with a 4-2 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur as the new owners watched on from the stands.

Sunday, 17th October 2021, 7:39 pm

Wor Flags helped spark an incredible atmosphere and Callum Wilson handed the Magpies the lead inside the opening two minutes.

However, old habits emerged for Steve Bruce’s side as Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son put Spurs 3-1 in front.

A late Eric Dier own goal made it 3-2 but United slipped to their fifth defeat of the campaign, leaving them 19th in the Premier League table.

Our writer Jordan Cronin was at St James’s Park – and here’s how he rated each player:

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