Shelvey red card the catalyst for Spurs' victory at St James' Park
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Unfortunately, that's all we've got time for this afternoon. I've been Oliver Emmerson, taking you through Spurs' victory at St James' Park. For now, tune into our coverage of the final Premier League game this weekend, Manchester United vs West Ham

Disappointing for Newcastle but their defensive organisation was certainly a positive until the red card. Similarly to Brighton last night, not a perfect performance but one that they shouldn't be too disheartened with. 

Not a polished performance from Tottenham but a good enough start, they take three points ahead of their Wembley bow against Chelsea next week. 

That's it, Newcastle never recovered from Jonjo Shelvey's red card and that was the catalyst for Tottenham to push on, goals from Alli and then Davies securing all three points for the favourites. 

Full-time: Newcastle United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur 

90+1: Off the post! Kane slipped through by Son and he looked destined to open his account for the season, but his strike crashes back off the woodwork. 

90: Another Spurs change, Harry Winks on for Dembele. Three minutes of stoppage time. 

87: Newcastle threaten from the resulting free-kick, Ciaran Clark's eventual shot well saved by Lloris. 

86: Yellow card for goalscorer Ben Davies. 

83: Atsu goes close again as Newcastle search for a goal, Hadyen heading across goal where Atsu arrives, shooting into the side-netting. 

82: The man who drew the red card and opened the scoring comes off, Man of the Match performance by Dele Alli? Possibly. Victor Wanyama on. 

80: Rare effort on goal for Newcastle. Atsu, who's looked okay today given the circumstances, wriggles away from his man and sends a low shot towards the corner. Lloris equal to it. 

78: Eric Dier after an opening day goal, bends one from range that's deflected out for a corner. 

75: Spurs knocking the ball around with relative ease now, a third goal seems likely if they decide to press for it. Newcastle make their final change as Dwight Gayle comes off for new signing Mikel Merino. 

70: Game over. Quick passing through the midfield from Spurs, Eriksen bundles into the box and the ball falls kindly for left-back Davies who sweeps a right-footed effort low and into the goal. 

GOAL! Ben Davies scores!

66: As Harry Kane has a shot blocked, surely there's little chance of a comeback from the home side now? A goal and a man down, it'll take something special from the hosts to deny Spurs three points. 

62: Brilliantly orchestrated goal by Spurs! Kane slips it to Eriksen, who delivers a fantastic cross in for Alli, the midfielder on hand to divert the ball home from inside the area to open the scoring. 

GOAL! Dele Alli fires Spurs ahead!

57: Sissoko comes off to a chorus of boo's from the fans that used to - adore(?) - him. Heung-Min Son comes on despite having a strapped up arm, that he broke around two months ago. Can he be the one to make an impact now Spurs have a man advantage?

51: What a save! A deflection on Eriksen's ball through puts Harry Kane straight through with the ball bouncing, his half-volley from point blank range brilliantly kept out by Elliot. 

49: It's not a surprise to see Shelvey sent off, but that red is for sheer stupidity. Having fouled Alli, in trying to hurry him up to get on with the game, the Newcastle midfielder has - seemingly intentionally - trod straight on Alli's ankle, right under Andre Marriner's nose. Straight red!

48: Red card! Jonjo Shelvey is off!

45: Back underway, can someone break the deadlock?

Into the break then and it hasn't been a classic game, by any means. No clear-cut chances yet, just a headache for Benitez as he's forced into two defensive changes by injury. Hopefully things will liven up a little in the second-half. 

Half-time: Newcastle United 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

45: Three minutes of additional time at the end of a fairly lifeless first-half. 

41: Eriksen, who's looked lively this half, tests Elliot with one from the edge of the area, angling a shot towards the far corner that the 'keeper holds on to. 

35: Indeed, off comes Lejeune. Another blow for the Geordies. Mbemba comes on in his place. 

32: More injury concerns for Newcastle as Lejeune goes down after a challenge from Kane, clutching his ankle. The home side have already been forced into one substitution due to a defensive injury, will Rafa Benitez have to make another? Kane booked for the tackle. 

27: Spurs on the counter after Newcastle waste a corner, but Eriksen's eventual attempt is fired wide. 

23: Handbags between Alli and Lascelles after the latter goes in with a thunderous tackle, the referee straight in to calm things down. 

22: Chance for Kane as Eriksen curls in a delightful free-kick, but the striker can't quite get the right connection on it and Elliot gratefully takes it. 

16: Saved by the flag! Spurs caught cold as Newcastle shape to whip a free-kick in, only for Shelvey to play Gayle in with a quickly taken one. Bundled down in the area and screaming for a penalty, Gayle was disappointed to see the flag up for his offside. 

15: A flurry of early corners for Spurs but nothing doing as the hosts deal with Eriksen's deliveries. Walker-Peters dealing reasonably well with the aerial onslaught he's facing. 

9: Lascelles on for the injured Dummett and he's straight into the thick of it, on hand to block a Dembele shot. 

6: Big chance for Spurs on the break but Eriksen can't find the free Sissoko in the middle. Problems for Newcastle now as Paul Dummett goes down clutching his hamstring. 

5: First half-chance of the game as Dwight Gayle lets rip from the edge of the area, slicing his effort over the bar. 

0: Kick-off!

The biggest shock from the two teams is that Pochettino has handed a Premier League debut to Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back, following the sale of Kyle Walker this summer. Eric Dier therefore looks like he'll line up in midfield, with Victor Wanyama and Son on the bench. 

Tottenham XI: Lloris; Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen; Kane. 

Newcastle XI: Elliot; Manquillo, Lejeune, Clark, Dummett; Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie; Perez, Gayle, Atsu. 

Not long until kick-off now, we've got the confirmed team news. 

We're hoping for goals today, and we've already seen plenty this weekend as the Premier League gets back underway. There were 13 in the first two games alone! Tottenham have seen rivals win, draw and lose, meaning they can set the pace compared to the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool with a win today. For Newcastle, every point is crucial with their primary aim being to get to the magic 40 point mark. 

Pochettino's side will be without the injured Kieran Trippier, and after selling Kyle Walker they've no senior right back's available, meaning Eric Dier is likely to show his versatility once more by slotting in there. Elsewhere in the visiting team, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are amongst those expected to start. 

Both teams will look back on the last time they met, at St James' Park on the final day of the 2015-16 season. Already relegated Newcastle put in their performance of the season, hammering Spurs 5-1 to relegate Pochettino's side into third place behind rivals Arsenal, who they'd been ahead of for much of the season. Today is a chance for revenge. 

Spurs were certainly competitive last season, coming second in the league and looking like the only team that would put any sort of pressure on league winners Chelsea at any point. Losing in the FA Cup semi-final was a blow as Pochettino chased his first trophy in North London, whilst the Champions League campaign was poor. They start with a blank canvas today. 

Having made no signing's so far this summer, there is pressure on Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham to justify that decision with a victory, especially with the uproar that left-back Danny Rose called this week by calling on the club to make more purchases in order to compete at the top level. 

This is a big one for Newcastle, who returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking under Rafa Benitez following their relegation in the 2015/16 season. Going up as champions, many expect them to slot back into mid-table life rather than being lodged in the relegation zone. A good performance today would go some way to making those predictions look more likely.  

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute coverage of Newcastle United's first game back in the Premier League, as they host Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park. Kick-off in the North East is set for 13:30 UK time, and we'll have team news around an hour prior. I'm Oliver Emmerson and I'll be taking you through the afternoon's spectacle.