Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce jokingly offered England’s Ashes hero Ben Stokes the chance to play centre-back for the Premier League side after their 1-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday.
Bruce was talking after his side’s hard-earned win in north London and revealed he watched the end of Stokes’s epic Ashes innings against Australia at Headingley that earned England a stunning third Test victory against all the odds.
Newcastle had their own tense ending as they held on for their first victory since Bruce took over at the Tyneside club.
“I don’t know what was more nervous the last 10 minutes of the cricket, but certainly Ben Stokes can come and play centre-half for us next week that’s for sure. How wonderful it was to watch I have to say,” said Bruce.
New Brazilian striker Joelinton scored the only goal against Spurs in what was a superb performance by the visitors, who were the better side overall. And Bruce said of his side’s victory: “I was delighted for me staff and the players in particular.
“They’re a great side Spurs with great players, a great manager, arguably as good as there is. Then to come and turn them over was a big thing for all of us.”
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