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Newcastle, Tottenham draw as Southampton beat Burnley

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An 85th-minute equaliser by Newcastle United substitute Joe Willock earned his side what could be a crucial draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Hugo Lloris made a superb double save to deny Dwight Gayle before Newcastle went in front through Joelinton’s first-time finish on 28 minutes.

The lead only lasted 90 seconds, as Harry Kane tapped in from close range before the striker fired in superbly to score his second and give Spurs a 34th-minute advantage.

Kane, who now leads the Golden Boot race with 19 goals, hit a post moments before Willock, on loan at Newcastle from Arsenal, blasted in off the underside of the crossbar from close range to equalise.

A first draw in 13 matches leaves Spurs fifth, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, as they missed the chance to move into the top four.

Newcastle stay 17th, three points clear of Fulham, who travel to Aston Villa later on Sunday.

In an earlier match, Southampton came from two goals down to beat Burnley 3-2 at St Mary’s Stadium.

Burnley were 2-0 up after 28 minutes as Chris Wood scored a penalty before setting up Matej Vydra to net a thumping half-volley.

But Southampton fought back and went into half-time level. Danny Ings teed up Stuart Armstrong on 31 minutes before the striker marked his return from injury with a great piece of skill and composure to equalise.

James Ward-Prowse crashed an effort against the crossbar and Nick Pope made stunning saves from Armstrong and Ings before Nathan Redmond volleyed in to complete the turnaround on 66 minutes.

Burnley might have rescued a late point but Wood was twice denied by Fraser Forster.

Southampton’s first Premier League double over Burnley lifts them to 13th on 36 points, two places and three points above the Clarets.