Newcastle's Steve Bruce hopes win against Tottenham 'shuts people up'


Steve Bruce became Newcastle boss in July after leaving Championship side Sheffield Wednesday

Newcastle’s 1-0 win at Tottenham will “hopefully shut a few people up”, says manager Steve Bruce.

Record signing Joelinton’s first-half goal was enough for the Magpies to earn their first league win of the season.

Bruce, who replaced Rafael Benitez this summer, has been criticised by some fans since the start of the season.

“We have tried to quieten the storm. After two games, it’s been hard to get that criticism. I hope that gives us a little a bit of time,” Bruce said.

“It is only the first win but we have seen some big performances today.”

An opening-day defeat by Arsenal was followed by a 3-1 loss to promoted side Norwich last week.

Following the match at Carrow Road, comments about the players’ warm-up by defender Paul Dummett led fans to criticise aspects of Bruce’s management,