Newcastle chief reveals ’embarrassing’ stadium encounter with Daniel Levy and Spurs officials

Newcastle United delivered a statement when the Magpies hammered supposed top four rivals Spurs 6-1 and chief commercial officer Peter Silverstone was sat on a table with Daniel Levy at half-time

Daniel Levy and Spurs’ ’embarrassed’ officials showed their faces in the chairman’s suite during Newcastle United’s’ 6-1 rout.

That is according to Peter Silverstone, Newcastle United’s chief commercial officer, who watched as the Magpies put their supposed top four rivals to the sword at St James’ Park back in April. The score line certainly did not flatter Eddie Howe’s side, who blew fragile Spurs away from kick-off.

Jacob Murphy opened the scoring after just 61 seconds and Newcastle were not finished yet – far from it. Newcastle raced into a 5-0 lead inside 21 minutes following further strikes from Joelinton and Murphy and a double from Alexander Isak.

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By the time the half-time whistle went, Spurs chairman Levy and chief commercial officer Todd Kline sheepishly made their way to the suite after accepting an invite from their counterparts at Newcastle. For Silverstone, it was an afternoon that was ‘so embarrassing and so exhilarating’ in equal measure.

“We mixed the tables, which is unusual in the chairman’s suite, so I was sitting at a table with Todd and Daniel,” he said at True Faith’s end of season show. “I have a good relationship with Todd, but it was just embarrassing to go in there at half-time for both of us. I’m not revelling in there.

“I’ve never watched a game of football where it was more laughing than anything. Was this actually happening? I’ve been involved in a lot of friendly matches in my time and I don’t think I’ve ever seen goals go in like that. The first 22 minutes of Spurs was fantastic.”

Although Harry Kane pulled one back for Spurs after the break, substitute Callum Wilson quickly restored Newcastle’s five-goal advantage. It was a result that cost former Spurs interim boss Cristian Stellini his job.