Newcastle out of drop zone after stunning Tottenham 2-1

LONDON: Newcastle climbed out of the relegation zone on Sunday by inflicting Tottenham's first Premier League loss since the opening day of the season, coming from behind to clinch a 2-1 victory in the third minute of stoppage time.

Ayoze Perez beat Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at his near post after fellow substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic had canceled out Eric Dier's first-half headed opener for Tottenham.

December started with Steve McClaren's job appearing in jeopardy but the Newcastle coach has now masterminded victories over Liverpool and Tottenham in the space of a week.

Newcastle is now even above defending champion Chelsea, which sank to 16th place ahead of its game at Leicester on Monday.

Tottenham remained fifth as it missed a chance to dislodge Manchester United from fourth place.