'Bullied', 'Strange', 'Begging you' - Tottenham fans rage at inexplicable Poch decision in win

By Richard Parks

Tottenham fans took to Twitter to express their anger that Lucas Moura was an unused substitute in their team’s 1-0 Premier League win against Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

Spurs secured the victory they needed to qualify for next season’s Champions League through a Harry Kane goal after 50 minutes in the Wembley clash.

With one game remaining, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are four points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea, who could only draw 0-0 with Huddersfield.

It also guarantees they will finish as the season as London’s top club for the first time since 1995, despite playing their home games at Wembley this season while their White Hart Lane home is redeveloped.

Pochettino’s side were way below their fluent best against Newcastle but Kane’s 28th league goal of the campaign guaranteed a third consecutive campaign in Europe’s leading competition.

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A section of Tottenham fans were baffled that January signing Moura remained on the substitute’s bench as the team struggled to break down a resolute Newcastle back line.

After being overlooked for a starting place, the Brazilian winger was then ignored, as Pochettino chose to use Erik Lamela, Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld as his three substitutes.

This prompted some strong tweets from Spurs supporters, claiming Moura was being “bullied” and that his omission was an inexplicable decision and “strange.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


Tottenham host Leicester on the final day while Newcastle are also home against Chelsea.

In other Tottenham news, the club have blown Manchester United out of the water to seal the signing of 2018, with many claiming the deal is now done.

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