A late equalizer from Joe Willock dashed Tottenham Hotspur’s four top hopes as they drew 2-2 at Newcastle United on Sunday

Harry Kane scored a quick double after Joelinton’s opener to take Spurs to the top, but Willock’s late strike frustrated Jose Mourinho’s side

Spurs missed a chance to jump Chelsea into the top four as Spurs moved up to fifth place and Newcastle in 17th place Place remained, just three points above the bottom three

Newcastle started brilliantly and almost took the lead on 19 minutes, but Hugo Lloris scored a stunning brace to beat Dwight Gayle from close range

“Whenever you are ahead in a game, as we have often done this season, and you are in the lead in the last five to ten minutes, it is always difficult to take the lead,” Kane told BBC Sport

He added: “I think we could have played better in the second half, we were a bit sloppy, we didn’t take our risk and we were punished for it”

Spurs replied thinking they had opened the scoring, but Carlos Vinicius’ goal was disqualified for offside

The hosts found the breakthrough 28 minutes after Sean Longstaff surrendered to some poor Spurs who defended themselves to get Joelinton to score

Less than a minute later, it was Spurs who benefited from Newcastle’s defensive error when Kane knocked the ball into the net after a mix-up in the box

Kane gave Spurs the lead four minutes later when he clung to Tanguy Ndombele’s pass and slammed the ball into the bottom corner

Newcastle came close to equalizing after the break, but Lloris saved with fingertips to stop Miguel Almiron’s curling strike

Both teams had good chances to score after the hour, but Japhet Tanganga’s header cleared the line and Joelinton’s close-range header went wide

With five minutes to go, Kane almost did his hat trick, but his hit came off the post

Moments later, Newcastle equalized when Willock acted the fastest in the penalty area to reduce Spurs’ chances of finishing in the top four

“I’m an Arsenal player so it’s a little cuter,” said Willock, who was in the 79th The minute I came on was “[Manager Steve Bruce] told me to come, run around and get in the pits to try and score, I’m glad I did it”

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A late equalizer from Joe Willock thwarted Tottenham Hotspur’s four hopes as they drew 2-2 at Newcastle United on Sunday

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