‘Isn’t that cricket?’ 1-6 defeat to Newcastle Tottenham, first such a crushing defeat in 10 years￼
In Korea, a soccer game with a large number of goals is called a ‘baseball score’. In England, it is replaced by ‘cricket’. A typical example is the match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur played round 32 of the 2022-2023 English Premier League held at St. James Park on the 23rd at 10pm (Korean time). Starting with Jacob Murphy’s first goal in the 2nd minute of the first half, Newcastle United scored 5 points in the first half alone. With one more goal added in the second half, both teams scored 6-1, Newcastle United winning. 안전놀이터
It was a game that was no different from Newcastle United and a ‘catastrophe’ for Tottenham Hotspur. Not only because it’s their biggest loss this season, but also because it’s Tottenham Hotspur’s first defeat by 5 points or more in the Premier League in 10 years.
Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 6-0 loss in an away game against Manchester City in the 2013-2014 season. The match was held in November 2013. In this game, Harry Kane scored and avoided defeat, but at the time, it collapsed without scoring a single goal. The same season Tottenham Hotspur also struggled with a 1-5 home defeat to Manchester City.
In the 2013-2014 season, there was another losing game by 5 points. It was a 0-5 home defeat against Liverpool in December 2013. Even at this time, they lost 0-5 at home and 0-4 away at Liverpool. The league standings for the season were 6th.
Right after the match against Newcastle United, the difference between 5th place Tottenham Hotspur and 6th place Aston Villa narrowed to two. It is Tottenham Hotspur, which has become difficult even to defend 5th place.