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Dele Alli inspires Spurs to opening win after Jonjo Shelvey's idiotic red

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Hugo Lloris says Tottenham have come a long way since their St James Park humiliation

"I've been caught out a couple of times for my temper but it's something I like to keep to my game". I've had a few talks with the gaffer in the past [about his temperament].

Alli kicked the ball away as the Newcastle midfielder bent down to collect it. Shelvey then thread on Alli's ankle, the referee spotted it and sent him off.

"The tackle from Kane was worse (than Shelvey's stamp)", said Benitez.

The second half came to life as Spurs took control of the game and neat interplay in midfield forced Jonjo Shelvey to go in hard on Dele Alli.

"It's something I like to keep in my game and it was a game today when we had to keep our cool". It's not an easy place to come.

The England global who scored in the 2-0 win says it was important to not react and keep the team going. There was no need to react today.

"Still, I'd like to see if this is a more risky situation than the tackle from behind to Lejeune.

He made a mistake", Benitez said.

Moussa Sissoko is back in Tyneside following his £30m move to White Hart Lane last summer, while Harry Kane and Dele Alli both start. He's a great player and I'm sure he's going to be disappointed.

Fittingly, it was Alli who opened the scoring with a clinical finish from Christian Eriksen's sublime pass before Ben Davies wrapped up the points. Obviously, he knows that he has made a mistake and has apologised but that changes nothing now.

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