Newcastle United 0 v Tottenham 0

Jonjo Shelvey was shown a straight red card for stamping on Tottenham's Dele Alli

Jonjo Shelvey was shown a straight red card for stamping on Tottenham's Dele Alli

Newcastle United will deploy the 4-3-3 formation, with Atsu linking up in attack alongside Spanish youngster Ayoze Perez and last season's top scorer Dwight Gyale as the front three.

Harry Kane, last season's Golden Boot victor, could have added more gloss but struck the post late on and his wait for a Premier League goal in August continues.

The Dane shot across the face of goal with 27 minutes gone after Spurs had broken from a Newcastle corner, and he tested goalkeeper Rob Elliot with a dipping volley four minutes before the break.

The combative midfielder was trying to get the ball back quickly, Alli moved it away and Shelvey reacted by treading on Alli's ankle.

Shelvey caught the England international's right ankle with his left boot in the second half
Shelvey caught the England international's right ankle with his left boot in the second half

Kieran Trippier's injury forced perhaps the most intriguing selection on the day, with Tottenham youngster Kyle Walker-Peters earning his first ever start - or any minutes whatsoever - at the senior level.

"I think that the fans were so pleased to see the team going back to the Premier League".

To make matters worse, Newcastle had already lost two players - Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune - to injuries before Shelvey's moment of madness. The red card changed everything. - Since the start of the 2015/16 season, Christian Eriksen has assisted more Premier League goals than any other player (30). - None of the last 10 winners of the Championship have won their opening match in the Premier League the following season (D2 L8).