'WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!?!?!!' How Newcastle's 6-1 thrashing of Tottenham played out on the clubs' Twitter accounts

Why Newcastle humiliation should spell the end of Kane at Spurs (1:52)

James Olley passionately reinforces why star man Harry Kane should leave Tottenham after they were thrashed 6-1 by Newcastle. (1:52)

It may seem absurd now, but when Newcastle United welcomed Tottenham Hotspur to St James' Park on Sunday, it was, in theory at least, a potentially pivotal clash in the race to finish in the Premier League's top four and secure qualification for next season's Champions League.

Newcastle began the day in fourth place, just three points above Spurs, who had won on six of their previous eight league visits to Tyneside.

Common sense dictated that it would be a tough contest between two of the best teams in England. But as is often the case, common sense can go out of the window when it comes to the Premier League, especially when Tottenham are involved.

What followed was a stunning five-goal blitz by the midway point of the first half from the home side, with Jacob Murphy putting Newcastle ahead in the second minute of play. Eddie Howe's team eventually ran out 6-1 winners on a memorable afternoon for all who witnessed it -- albeit for wildly differing reasons.

Nowhere were the contrasting ends of the intense drama more apparent than on the two clubs' social media accounts. As one side got increasingly more excited with an array of gifs, emojis and exclamation marks, the other's slump deeper into despair was almost painful to watch.

Here's how the games played out on @NUFC and @Spursofficial.

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Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham (Murphy, 2')

Things got off to a dreadful start for Tottenham when the home side went 1-0 up inside the first two minutes as Jacob Murphy found the net with 61 seconds on the clock.

Newcastle 2-0 Tottenham (Joelinton, 6')

With Spurs already reeling, Fabian Schar sent a long ball over the top to Joelinton, who daintily skipped around Hugo Lloris to score Newcastle's second goal.

Newcastle 3-0 Tottenham (Murphy, 9')

The game was effectively over as a contest when Murphy struck from distance again after nine minutes to register his second goal of the season and his third goal in his past 70 games -- 66% of which have now come against Spurs.

Newcastle 4-0 Tottenham (Isak, 19')

With Tottenham by now absolutely capitulating, Alexander Isak raced clear of a bamboozled back line to roll home a fourth goal for Newcastle with less than 20 minutes played.

Newcastle 5-0 Tottenham (Isak, 21')

The Sweden international then took just a few seconds to add his second goal of the day, arrowing home an angled finish as Newcastle raced into the second-fastest 5-0 lead in Premier League history

After half-time, Spurs pulled one goal back through striker Harry Kane, only for substitute Callum Wilson to restore Newcastle's five-goal lead. But by then, Newcastle's social media admins had long since lost all grip on reality amid a whirlwind of posts.