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Kane on target again to help Spurs confirm Champions League place

Tottenham 1 Newcastle Utd 0

By Jonathan Veal

Tottenham overcame a nervy night at Wembley to book their Champions League place for next season with a 1-0 win over Newcastle.

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 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.

But Kane's clinical first-time strike, after he was set up by Son Heung-Min, helped seal the coveted prize for his side.

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