Premier League

February 11, 2012

Full-time

Tottenham

5 - 0

Newcastle

Premier League

17:30 +00:00, February 11, 2012

White Hart Lane, England

Referee: Andre Marriner

  • 90'

    Comfortable win for Spurs with two goals for Saha, then one apiece for Assou-Ekotto, Krancjar and Adebayor. The Togo forward walks away with four assists to his name.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Newcastle United

  • 90'

    Gutierrez dribbles past a couple of players, but his shot at goal is blocked by team-mate Peter Lovenkrands.

  • 90'

    Walker clears to deny Newcastle a final attacking chance. Adebayor given offside from the clearance.

  • 90'

    Into injury-time now. Game fizzling out after a fine performance from Spurs. Shame for Newcastle that they have struggled without Tiote and Cabaye in midfield.

  • 90'

    Replays show nothing doing there. Defoe gets up and walks off. No contact at all.

  • 89'

    Defoe goes down clutching his face, after another tangle with Coloccini.

  • 89'

    Appeals for a penalty as Modric slips Defoe though. Brought down by Coloccini, but nothing given.

  • 87'

    Danny Simpson goes in a bit over-eagerly on Adebayor. But, the pair walk away laughing.

  • 86'

    Defoe breaks down the flank, pulls it back for Adebayor who spanks the ball over the bar from the edge of the box.

  • 84'

    Spurs are just not letting Newcastle have the ball. A complete display from the Tottenham midfield.

  • 83'

    Second-chance comes to nothing. Newcastle counter, but Aaron Lennon is on hand to cover back and tidy-up.

  • 82'

    Modric swings in the free-kick, turned behind for a corner by Danny Simpson. Then deflected for a second corner.

  • 81'

    Coloccini gives away a dangerous free-kick in the left-back position. Defoe and Coloccini have words after.

  • 80'

    Modric stings the palms of Tim Krul with a rasping right-foot effort from 20 yards.

  • 79'

    Adebayor just wide again, this time after great work from Defoe and Krancjar in the build-up.

  • 78'

    What a save! Brad Friedel denies Demba Ba from close-range, with the Senegalese striker's header goal-bound. Rebound fired over.

  • 77'

    Assou-Ekotto throwing himself around in kamikaze fashion in defence. Crazy stuff.

  • 76'

    This is set to be Alan Pardew's heaviest defeat as Newcastle boss. Not a good day for the Geordie faithful.

  • 75'

    Ryan Nelsen comes on for Ledley King, who has been outstanding once more.

  • 74'

    Ryan Nelsen being prepared for a Spurs debut.

  • 73'

    Adebayor almost grabs a second. Walker's cross from the right is just too high for the Togolese striker, who was sniffing a second.

  • 72'

    Spurs calming it down once more. A professional second-half display from Harry's men.

  • 71'

    Joy all around White Hart Lane. Defoe runs down the right, crosses for Adebayor, but it is wayward.

  • 70'

    Gosling Booked for tripping Aaron Lennon, as Spurs countered.

  • 69'

    The Spurs fans were vocal in their applause for Saha, who bagged a double on his home-debut. Not a bad start, eh?

  • 68'

    Dan Gosling replaces Papiss Demba Cisse for the Magpies

  • 67'

    Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe replace Louis Saha and Gareth Bale for Spurs

  • 67'

    Bale's turn to try and get his name on the scoresheet, blasting over from 30 yards.

  • 66'

    Gutierrez tries to create something for Newcastle, but is easily dealt with by the Spurs defence.

  • 64'

    GOAL Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Newcastle United Adebayor on the scoresheet This time it is Louis Saha with the knock-down and Adebayor on hand to score the fifth for the home-side.

  • 63'

    Comes to nothing, but there is no end to Tottenham's possession. This is relentless stuff.

  • 63'

    Tottenham throw-in deep in the Newcastle half, as Santon slides-in well on Adebayor.

  • 61'

    A bit of possession for Newcastle, but it is too easy for the Tottenham defence. Newcastle need to get Cabaye on the ball more.

  • 46'

    Shane Ferguson on for Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle)

  • 59'

    Scott Parker dispossesses another Newcastle player in midfield. The England man has been outstanding today.

  • 58'

    The ball breaks down between Cisse and Ba in attack. Not the greatest day so far for the feared Senegalese duo.

  • 57'

    Almost a chance for Nico Krancjar, but the ball just evades him at the key moment.

  • 57'

    "We want you to stay" sing the Spurs fans, as their team press forward once more.

  • 55'

    Spurs have had 75% of the second-half possession here. Total domination from those in white.

  • 54'

    Tough tackle in midfield wins the ball back for Newcastle, which leads to a dangerous Gutierrez cross. Well dealt with by Walker.

  • 52'

    Adebayor is on the end of Kyle Walker's blasted cross, but can only shin the ball well wide.

  • 51'

    Newcastle are trying to hassle the Spurs midfield, but there is always an out-ball for Tottenham.

  • 50'

    Just for a moment it looks like there may be a chane for Adebayor from a Bale flicked through-ball, but the ball just wont fall for him.

  • 49'

    Slow, cautious stuff from Spurs. Trying to kill off the encounter completely.

  • 48'

    Demba Ba crowded off the ball by the Tottenham ranks. Spurs calm it down, with Modric once more.

  • 47'

    Everything going through Modric once more. The pivotal player in this Spurs side.

  • 46'

    SECOND HALF Back underway at the Lane.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United

  • 45'

    Modric takes advantage of a mistake from Coloccini and pulls it back for Krancjar who fires wide.

  • 45'

    Wasted! Assou-Ekotto powers it into Row Z, when a glorious chance presented itself.

  • 45'

    Free-kick right on the edge of the box for a foul on Scott Parker. Dangerous.

  • 44'

    So close! Adebayor is inches away from getting his head on the end of the corner. Almost five in the first-half.

  • 43'

    More great passing play from Spurs, which leads to another corner. What can they do from this?

  • 42'

    Corner to Spurs. Modric takes, but it is cleared at the near-post.

  • 40'

    Louis Saha fires wide, as Spurs counter once more. Good effort after the attack had fizzled out a little.

  • 39'

    Walker Kyle Walker is booked for a trip in midfield.

  • 38'

    Emmanuel Adebayor has managed four assists for Spurs today. First player to do so this season.

  • 37'

    Coloccini attempts to curl a spectacular effort into the top-corner with his right-foot. But, predictably, it is awful. High and wide.

  • 36'

    Ledley King does brilliantly. Newcastle cross comes in from the left, but King rises to take the ball off the head of Papiss Demba Cisse at the back-post.

  • 35'

    Spurs threaten to reap havoc again, but dealt with this time.

  • 34'

    GOAL Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United Kranjcar rounds off a swift counter!!! Niko Kranjcar scores his first goal in a year, as Louis Saha and Emannuel Adebayor hurt Newcastle on the counter.

  • 33'

    Parker is a busy man, tracking back to cover for Assou-Ekotto. Impressing his future England boss?

  • 32'

    Free-kick to Newcastle in midfield. But, within seconds Scott Parker has won the ball back. All Spurs so far.

  • 30'

    Sloppy from Newcastle, as they pass the ball out of play under little pressure in midfield.

  • 28'

    Obertan with a moment of stupidity. Keeps the ball on to allow Adebayor to continue the attack. Comes to nothing though.

  • 27'

    Dangerous ball swung in from the left by Gutierrez, cleared by King.

  • 26'

    Modric threatens, but his pass is well intercepted by Williamson to stop the danger.

  • 25'

    Demba Ba takes it from just outside the box. Well-saved by Brad Freidel, but the referee has given a goal-kick.

  • 24'

    Parker Dangerous free-kick for a foul on Demba Ba

  • 23'

    Santon also hobbling-off after the incident. The Spurs fans are in full-voice. Happy days for Tottenham fans.

  • 22'

    Saha is now down injured, after a Bale-inspired attack comes to nothing at the hands of Adebayor. Should be ok.

  • 20'

    GOAL Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Newcastle United Saha bags a second!!! Modric attacks Danny Guthrie down the Newcastle right, crosses low left-footed for Adebayor who lays it off for Saha to blast home.

  • 19'

    Hooray! Newcastle have the ball. Not for long though, as Demba Ba's cross from the right is easily cut-out.

  • 18'

    Newcastle dropping deep. All Tottenham pressure for the last few minutes, but no real threat.

  • 17'

    Sustained spell of Tottenham possession here. Newcastle dealing with the crosses so far. But, ball back with Spurs once more.

  • 15'

    Niko Krancjar goes close from the edge of the area, slamming the ball over bar after Gareth Bale's cross is half-cleared by the Newcastle defence.

  • 14'

    Seen those penalties given, but Adebayor didn't seem to mean that.

  • 13'

    Not bad! Papiss Cisse whips in a cross from the right which has to be turned behind for a corner. Possible handball from the corner, but limited appeals.

  • 12'

    Newcastle struggling to get into the game here. What can they muster with this spell of possession?

  • 11'

    Late tackle from Scott Parker on Gutierrez in the midfield. Newcastle free-kick near halfway.

  • 10'

    Saha finds Adebayor in the box, who looks to spin his marker and shoot, but his control is poor and the ball goes through to Tim Krul.

  • 9'

    Spurs have freedom down the right-flank, with Adebayor pulling wide and Walker constantly overlapping.

  • 8'

    Newcastle come on the attack, but it comes to nothing as Cabaye's pass goes straight through to Brad Freidel, with Gutierrez lurking.

  • 7'

    What a start for Spurs! Everton fans are collectively shaking their heads at that goal.

  • 6'

    GOAL Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Newcastle United Saha gets his first for Spurs!!! Adebayor has Coloccini for breakfast down the right-flank, before crossing for Saha to score with a tidy left-footed finish.

  • 4'

    GOAL Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Newcatle United Assou-Ekotto opens the scoring!!! Adebayor bursts into the box down the right, playing a tidy one-two with Gareth Bale, beforing firing across the face of goal for the unmarked Benoit Assou-Ekotto to fire home.

  • 2'

    Modric bursts down the left and finds Kranjcar in the middle, but dealt with by Coloccini.

  • 1'

    First-touch for Papiss Cisse in his first-start. Well swept-up by Ledley King.

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    KICK OFF We are underway at White Hart Lane

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    The teams are on their way out in North London. We are just a couple of minutes away from kick-off now.

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    Spurs have won only two of their last ten encounters with Newcastle, but haven't lost in four home games.

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    Besides Papiss Demba Cisse, Newcastle have also brought in Gabriel Obertan on the flank, in place of the injured Ryan Taylor. Leon Best the other absentee.

  •  

    Big team-news for both sides in attack. Tottenham bring in Louis Saha for Jake Livermore, who will link-up with Emmanuel Adebayor in attack. Whilst Papiss Demba Cisse and Demba Ba start together for the first time in the Newcastle attack.

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    The Premier League action is not over for today, as Tottenham host Newcastle in the 17.30 kick-off. Can Tottenham pull further clear of fourth place? Or will Newcastle move into the top four.