Tottenham Hotspur 1 Newcastle United 2: Perez and Mitrovic fire club out of relegation zone

Newcastle's players celebrate
Newcastle's players celebrate

Ayoze Perez scored a dramatic winner for Newcastle United this afternoon as history repeated itself at White Hart Lane.

Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic, his fellow substitute, netted in a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in front of owner Mike Ashley this afternoon.

Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley

Steve McClaren's side had trailed to an Eric Dier goal at the break.

The result saw Newcastle moved out of the Premier League's relegation zone and up to 15th place.

Head coach McClaren had named an unchanged starting XI for the game, with Mitrovic – an unused substitute for the club's previous two games – again on the bench.

Dier gave Tottenham the lead with a poorly-defended header late in the first half, and United looked to be heading for a defeat until Mitrovic's intervention two minutes after his 72nd-minute introduction.

White Hart Lane

White Hart Lane

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini headed a deep free-kick back across goal, and Chancel Mbemba got a touch before Mitrovic forced the ball over the line.

United – who had struggled to make any headway before the break – pressed for a winner.

Mitrovic was agonisingly close to forcing a Sissoko ball past Hugo Lloris before Perez struck in the 90th minute.

Perez had scored Newcastle's second goal in a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane last season.

Newcastle are back in action on Saturday when they take on basement club Aston Villa at St James's Park on Saturday.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Carroll (Son, 68), Dier; Lamela (Chadli, 85), Alli, Eriksen; Kane. Subs not used: Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Bentaleb, Onomah.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett; Sissoko, Colback, Anita (Gouffran, 90), Wijnaldum; de Jong (Perez, 62), Cisse (Mitrovic, 72). Subs not used: Darlow, Sterry, Mbabu, Thauvin.

Goals: Dier 39, Mitrovic 74, Perez 90

Bookings: Colback 30, Carroll 68, Rose 73, Perez 80

Referee: Roger East (Warwickshire)