Dele Alli and Ben Davies strikes ensured Newcastle United's return to the Premier League was a sour one, done little favours by Jonjo Shelvey, of course.
But how did the players rate in the loss? Liam Kennedy has his say...
Newcastle XI (4-2-3-1)
Rob Elliot - Could do little about the goals. Made one outstanding stop from Kane... 7
Javier Manquillo - Gave United an attacking option down the right. Very good first outing... 7
Florian Lejeune - Afternoon was cruelly cut short by a chopping challenge by Kane. Looked slick to that point... 7
Ciaran Clark - Filled in admirably at left-back when called upon. Did the job with little fuss... 7
Paul Dummett - Did not last 10 minutes on his return to the Premier League. Injury forced an early change... N/A
Isaac Hayden - Worked hard but given a tough time physically by the Spurs midfield... 6
Jonjo Shelvey - Cost his team the game, plain and simple. What he did was inexcusable, as a result he'll get no sympathy from me... 3
Matt Ritchie - Worked hard but had little to no impact on the right... 6
Ayoze Perez - One of the more impressive performers of the XI. One or two dangerous bursts... 7
Christian Atsu - Man of the match. looks a different player so far this season. Outstanding on the left, a real threat... 8
Dwight Gayle - Didn't look anywhere near fit but, either way chances were few and far between for the striker... 6
Jamaal Lascelles (for Dummett 7) - Excellent when he came on. Will definitely start next time out... 7
Chancel Mbemba (for Lejeune 34) - Despite being made available for transfer, showed composure in the centre of defence... 7
Mikel Merino (for Gayle 75) - Thrown in to calm things down late on. Did just that... 6
Subs not used: Karl Darlow, Jacob Murphy, Rolando Aarons, Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Red: Shelvey 48
Spurs XI: Hugo Lloris 6, Kyle Walker-Peters 7, Toby Alderweireld 7, Jan Vertonghen 7, Ben Davies 7, Eric Dier 7, Moussa Dembele (Harry Winks 89, N/A) 6, Moussa Sissoko (Son Heung-Min 57, 7) 6, Dele Alli (Victor Wanyama 82, N/A) 8, Christian Eriksen 8, Harry Kane 8.
Subs not used: Michel Vorm, Kevin Wimmer, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Vincent Janssen.
Yellow: Kane 31
Goal(s): Alli 60, Davies 70
Referee: Andre Marriner - Got the red card call spot on by the looks of it... 7