Premier League

February 11, 2012



5 - 0


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.


    KICK OFF We are underway at White Hart Lane


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


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


    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.


    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.