Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United highlights (1-2)

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live: "We're just really pleased with the way things are going for us at the moment. It was a really good performance today, probably the best performance since I've been here. I thought we were really brave both in and out of possession and I can't praise the players enough for what they are giving me currently.

On whether Newcastle could already have more points this season: "I think we could have ended up with more points, the Palace game is on that really sticks in my mind, that we missed a few chances, the VAR decision. we were frustrated and then I think the hangover of that game probably took us into Bournemouth so we could have had more points, deserved more from certain games but it is what it is and we've got the points we've got. I couldn't look at the squad anymore favourably at the minute in terms of what they're giving me, the effort and commitment that they're giving on a consistent basis and the group is really together and pulling in the same direction and I think that's showing in the performances.

On Miguel Almiron: "Miggy [Miguel Almiron] deserves the credit for everything he's doing this season. He epitomises what we want to see from a player out of possession but he's adding goals and I think that's changing people's perceptions of his performances. The goal today was another very good one. He's scored spectacular goals as well this year. He is just full of confidence and enjoying his football. He loves being part of this team.

On looking ahead to January and transfer targets: "We're not currently looking at January. When the Premier League breaks for the World Cup that will be the time when I will have a look. I'm very pleased with the group, we still have a number of injuries and players not available today who I think would make a huge difference especially to our in game options. The priority is to get those players back fit, once we do we have a very good squad. Then we'll look to see which areas we can strengthen.

On Callum Wilson's goal: "It was [the correct decision] because usually when a goalkeeper comes out of his box and collides with a player, he is given a free kick instantly. I thought it was the right decision because it was more of a coming together between two players. I have to compliment Callum on the finish because he sees the goal, sees the defender is there and on his wrong foot it was a great strike from him."

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte to BBC: "It was a pity. I thought at least a draw was the fair result. We started well and had chances to score.

"The Newcastle goalkeeper made some good saves and in our best moment they scored this strange goal. I don't want to comment about that decision.

"Then a few moments later we conceded the second goal. We lost a bit of confidence and maybe that was the difficult point for us.

"My players then showed great determination and commitment. I don't have anything to complain about.

"We have two days to recover well because on Wednesday we have a vital game in the Champions League and continue to have injuries. We are not a top team where you can lose important players. We are trying to build something important but to do this we need time to improve the quality of the squad to play in two important competitions like the Premier League and Champions League."

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United . Score: 1-2.

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