Christian Atsu plays full throttle as Newcastle United start season with home loss

13 August 2017, 14:32 UTC

Christian Atsu played full throttle for Newcastle United as they were defeated 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspurs in their English Premier League opener at the St. James Park on Sunday afternoon.r r Newcastle deployed a 4-3-3 formation with Atsu, Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez as their front three but they failed to pose any threat to Tottenham, who finished second to Chelsea last season.r r The Magpies were, however in the game until midfielder Jonjo Shelvey his marching orders for unsportsmanlike behaviour.r r From there on, the visitors took charge and were put ahead on the 66th minute through Dele Ali after he...

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