Alli and Davies give Spurs 2-0 win at 10-man Newcastle

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger and Arsenal legend Martin Keown on the touchline during the Charity football match between Arsenal Legends and Milan Glorie at The Emirates

Alli scored Spurs' opener but was also at the centre of the action as Newcastle were reduced to 10 men when Jonjo Shelvey stood on him, but he praised the Newcastle captain after the match.

"I'm sure he'll be disappointed.it was important we stayed professional".

Alli then opened the scoring just after the hour mark before Ben Davies completed a 2-0 victory with a cool finish, and Benitez was frustrated after the final whistle. We had control and we were helped by the red card but I think we deserved to win the game.

It did not take too long for the visitors to make the required breakthrough, as Eriksen picked out Alli with a memorable ball in behind the defence, leaving the playmaker to break free and prod beyond Elliot.

Asked if he felt let down, Benitez said: "It's not me, it's everyone".

"We have been talking about that for a while".

But Benitez has questioned referee Andre Marriner's decision to only hand Kane a yellow card for a strong challenge on summer signing Florian Lejeune, which saw the player leave the pitch injured. It was hard to find the space in the first half to penetrate, to create chances.

"He [Alli] was calm". He's so calm, so courageous. I've had a few talks with the gaffer in the past [about his temperament].

Tottenham will look to start their campaign by recording three points, with this potential starting XI comprising imposing opposition for newly promoted Newcastle.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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