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VAR couldn't come to Spurs aid for the second time in a week as they suffered a shock defeat at home to Newcastle.

Mauricio Pochettino's men were not at their best as Steve Bruce's Toon side ground out a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – but fans were convinced they should have had a late penalty.

Follow ALL of the latest Spurs news, updates and gossip below…

  • FORMER Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has tipped the Gunners to once again prevail in the North London derby against Spurs.

    The Sky Sports pundit said: “I cannot say I expected any more from the Liverpool game last week. Arsenal played alright – David Luiz cost us with stupid mistakes, which is what he does at times.

    “Arsenal did not deserve anything but they could have threatened. Unai Emery didn't play Alexandre Lacazette and Dani Ceballos should have played further forward.

    “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe had chances and I did not come away feeling overly disappointed. I do not feel like we got embarrassed.

    “Emery does not trust his players enough. He always tends to leave Lacazette out and go with pace. Joe Willock did okay, but didn't get on the ball much. You need to go into these games with the best attackers.

    “I would always play Lacazette through the middle, Pepe on the right and Aubameyang on the left. Tottenham are nervous at the moment and mistakes always come from these matches. Ceballos needs to be closer to the front three too.”

    Charlie predicts 4-2 (Arsenal win)

  • HARRY WINKS could be called up to Gareth Southgate's England squad.

    The Spurs midfielder hasn't featured for the Three Lions since the 3-0 win against USA last November.

    Southgate will pick a 26-man squad for the qualifiers at Wembley on Saturday week against Bulgaria and the trip to St Mary’s to play Kosovo the following Tuesday.

    And the England boss has been impressed with Winks’ fine form this season.

  • VICTOR WANYAMA is reportedly closing in on his move to Belgian side Club Brugge.

    According to Het Nieuwsblad, the Kenyan midfielder was expected to fly to Belgium yesterday.

    They state that all that is need for the deal to be finalised is financial details between the 28-year-old and Spurs.

    While they add that Brugge want to wrap up the deal by the weekend.

  • DIMITAR BERBATOV admitted he “f***ing loves Aubameyang and Lacazette!”

    The ex-Spurs man made the admission ahead of Sunday's North London Derby.

    I f***ing love Aubameyang and Lacazette.” Berbatov told Betfair.

    “I like watching them play and their partnership is blossoming. The way they play off each other and the goals they score, their quickness and sharpness is unbelievable.”

    “I think nobody should take Arsenal lightly anyway because they are still Arsenal.”

    “Ok, they haven’t won the Premier League for 15 years, but at some point a time will come when it will be their season.”

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