Joelinton sent Bentancur flying after he appeared to headbutt Saint-Maximin

Tottenham welcomed Newcastle United to north London for their Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs needed a victory to keep the pressure on Arsenal in the race for the fourth and final Champions League berth.

But it was Newcastle that took the lead at Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

The away side were given a free-kick roughly 20-yards out in the 39th minute and Fabian Schar fired his effort past Hugo Lloris.

Newcastle weren’t ahead for long, though, as they were pegged back four minutes after taking the lead.

Heung-min Son sent a delicious ball into the box and Ben Davies rose highest to head home.

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Tensions flared shortly before half-time as players from both sides clashed.

Allan Saint-Maximin and Rodrigo Bentancur came to blows on the touchline.

The two squared up to eachother and Bentancur appeared to headbutt his opponent.

That angered Joelinton, who ran over to confront the Uruguayan and sent him flying with a push.

A mini scuffle broke out which resulted in the three players aforementioned all being booked. Watch the moment below…

Joelinton sent Bentancur to another dimension. We all need a friend that backs you up like Joelinton.

Tempers flared once again as both sides made their way to the dressing room for half-time.

Spurs ran away with it in the second half.

Antonio Conte’s side came flying out of the blocks after half-time and managed to score twice in just six minutes.

Matt Doherty gave Spurs the lead two minutes half-time. Son then doubled their advantage six minutes later.

Emerson Royal notched Spurs’ fourth, before Steven Bergwijn came off the bench to make it 5-1 and complete the scoring.

Spurs have now moved into fourth and above Arsenal on goal difference, although The Gunners have two games-in-hand over their fierce rivals.

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