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LONDON (AP) — Steve Bruce claimed a first victory as Newcastle manager thanks to Joelinton sealing a 1-0 win at Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.

Taking over from Rafa Benitez in the offseason, Bruce found himself under pressure after losing his first two games, but Joelinton’s first goal since joining Newcastle for a club-record 40 million pounds (about $50 million) brought the club a welcome three points.

Newcastle was helped by a poor performance from Tottenham, which rarely threatened to break down a dogged Newcastle defense and undid all the good work of last weekend’s draw at champion Manchester City.

That point was as a result of VAR intervention, where Gabriel Jesus’

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