The second half came to life as Spurs took control of the game and neat interplay in midfield forced Jonjo Shelvey to go in hard on Dele Alli.
The 25-year-old, who was banned for five games last season after being accused of making racist comments towards Wolves midfielder Romain Saiss, saw red to the astonishment of his team-mates and the locals among a crowd of 52,077, although television replays suggested he had stood on Alli's ankle as the Tottenham man lay on the floor.
It will be a pleasing result for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has fielded hard questions following Tottenham's absence of movement in the transfer market and the explosive comments from Danny Rose in which the left-back hit out at the way the club has been operating.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez hands Premier League debutantes to two players, as he attempts to make a winning return to the top flight.
Gold for Pearson at world athletics championships
Australia's Sally Pearson bounced back from two years of injury hell to reclaim the 100 metres hurdles world title in London . American veteran Dawn Harper Nelson was second, .04 seconds behind, and Pamela Dutiewicz of Germany took bronze in 12.72.
Game Of Thrones stars discuss big reunion
Daenerys Targaryen might have laid waste to the Lannister forces last week, but with fire and blood comes lots of doom and gloom. Jon , Daenerys , Cersei, Varys are all brooding, talking, looking utterly bored in upcoming episode, Eastwatch .
Tottenham team to play Newcastle United: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Sissoko, Eriksen, Ali, Kane.
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.
Nine minutes later, Eriksen ran into the area but was beaten to the ball by Davies, who tucked a close-range finish under goalkeeper Rob Elliot.
However, there was nothing the Republic of Ireland global could do to keep his side level nine minutes later when Eriksen picked out Alli's run into the box and the England midfielder guided the ball home.
Trump tells China: Probe into trade practices coming
Pyongyang this week threatened to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam during an exchange of bellicose rhetoric with Trump. It wasn't immediately clear how China would react to the move. "If China helps us, I feel a lot different towards trade".
North Korea Warns It Is Considering A Missile Attack On Guam
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to calm tensions after Trump's remarks, saying "Americans should sleep well at night". Chinese government-backed scholars said Beijing is deeply concerned about the latest statements from Trump and North Korea.