It was a shocking defeat on the last day of the season, as already relegated Newcastle United thrashed former title contender Tottenham by 5-1 to maintain their 18th position on the premier league table but denied the Spurs an opportunity to finish second on the table.
Though a defeat, but it was indeed a memorable manner for a ten-man Newcastle United to bid farewell to the Premier League after an extraordinary win over Tottenham, who eventually finished third.
The display by the Magpies was scarcely believable. Georginio Wijnaldum fired in the opener and Aleksandar Mitrovic powerfully headed home for 2-0.
Newcastle United fans chanted songs expressing that Benitez Rafael should stay, but it has to do with management decision. The 5-1 is the highest margin win by coach Benitez while in charge of Newcastle.
The 5-1 defeat for Spurs coupled by Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa meant that Mauricio Pochettino’s men ended their season below their north London rivals. They are yet to finish above the Gunners since 1995.