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Newcastle fans praise Tottenham star Ndombele for Sunday display in 3-2 loss

Newcastle suffered a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday as the pressure on Steve Bruce rises – but Toon fans were impressed by Tanguy Ndombele.

It has been a turbulent start to the season for club-record signing Ndombele, but on Sunday he showed what he is all about against the Toon.

He was central to the win, being let off the leash thanks to the presence of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp behind him as a defensive platform.

Cancelling out Callum Wilson’s header, Ndombele killed a quick pass from Sergio Reguilon dead. He turned, curling an effort into the top corner.

A beautiful goal, that saw Ndombele seem as though he had all the time in the world. The Newcastle defenders were nowhere to be seen.

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But the fact of the matter is that his control, turn and shot was done so quickly that it gave the Toon defenders little chance to react on Sunday.

In what was only his sixth outing for Spurs, Ndombele clocked up only his second 90 minutes this season. His fitness has been questionable recently.

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The playmaker has ousted Dele Alli and Gio Lo Celso from the side and is now an obvious part of a side, in which Nuno is beginning to form.

Alan Shearer summed his display, and recent form, up in a nutshell. He labelled Ndombele “frustrating” because he is capable of Sunday’s display.

But his fitness and lack of consistency prevents him from doing it week in, week out. Newcastle fans were impressed with Tottenham ace Ndombele.

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