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Tottenham knocks Newcastle 3-1, Man City beats Bournemouth 2-1

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Harry Kane passed 200 club goals in his career as Tottenham Hotspur beat Newcastle United to boost their Europa League qualification hopes.

The victory – which takes Spurs up to seventh – is the first time Jose Mourinho has won a Premier League game at St James’ Park in his eighth attempt.

The visitors led in the first half when Son Heung-min drilled a low shot into the bottom corner moments after the drinks break disrupted Newcastle’s dominance. Dwight Gayle almost levelled when his header hit the post and Matt Ritchie blasted an equaliser home 11 minutes after the restart.

Meanwhile, Manchester City celebrated their European reprieve with a 2-1 win that pushed Bournemouth closer to relegation as David Silva and Gabriel Jesus produced eye-catching goals on Wednesday.

Silva opened the scoring with a superb free-kick and set up Jesus’s solo effort at the Etihad Stadium to leave Bournemouth three points from safety despite David Brooks’ late goal.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said “nothing is impossible” after his side secured their first victory in 10 games against Leicester on Sunday. But a ninth successive away defeat means Bournemouth go into their final matches against Southampton and Everton likely needing two wins to have a chance of extending their five-year stay in the top flight.

With West Ham and Watford — the teams directly above Bournemouth — meeting on Friday, the Cherries are not down yet, but they are in severe danger of slipping into the Championship.

City’s mood is far more upbeat after the Court of Arbitration for Sport backed their appeal against UEFA’s two-season Champions League ban on Monday.

Already assured of second place in the Premier League, City’s priorities are Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal and their Champions League last 16, second-leg clash with Real Madrid next month.

Having lost the Premier League title to Liverpool, City seem determined to add more trophies to the League Cup they won earlier this season.

 

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