Tottenham Hotspur overcame a nervy night at Wembley to book their Champions League place for next season with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United.
Harry Kane’s 50th-minute goal, his 28th of the Premier League season, was enough for Spurs after Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield.
That means, with one game to play, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are third and four points clear of their London rivals, sealing a third successive year in Europe’s elite club competition.
It is a particularly impressive achievement this year, given the spending power of the other big six teams, but it did not come without tension at Wembley on a night when Newcastle gave them a fright.
Jonjo Shelvey hit the post in the first half while they missed good chances throughout.
STAR MAN – Harry Kane
It was such a difficult night for Spurs that there were no real standout performers, but given it was Kane’s goal that got them over the line, his contribution was the most valuable.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
Wembley was full of tension after a dismal first half showing from Spurs, but that was lifted with Kane’s brilliant finish in the 50th minute. The England striker had been off the boil but showed his quality when it mattered with a fine first-time effort.