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By Saj ChowdhuryBBC Sport
Newcastle United's Tim Krul

Tim Krul made a string of outstanding stops to deny Tottenham against Newcastle, who took all three points thanks to Loic Remy's early strike.

The Dutch goalkeeper made 14 saves in total at White Hart Lane - the most by any goalkeeper in the Premier League this season.

Newcastle created few chances, but unlike Spurs they took one when Remy slotted in from Yoan Gouffran's pass.

Krul 'over the moon' with clean sheet

The win moves the Magpies up to ninth while Tottenham are now in seventh.

How Tottenham failed to score at White Hart Lane will be part of Andre Villas-Boas's port-mortem, although he will no doubt praise Newcastle's keeper, who produced one of the best performances of this Premier League season.

Krul showed the sort of form that helped Newcastle finish fifth two seasons ago, blocking Spurs' efforts with almost every part of his body.

The Netherlands international showed great elasticity to tip over Roberto Soldado's flicked header before pushing over Paulinho's effort that was bound for the top corner in the first half.

Krul was then twice called into action after the restart, making two saves with an outstretched boot - the first, to block Christian Eriksen's point-blank shot before repeating the trick to prevent Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick from creeping in. Younes Kaboul followed up, but he was thwarted by a tremendous block on the line by defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

And moments later, Krul dived low to save Andros Townsend's low firm angled drive.

Tottenham continued to pile on the pressure in the closing stages and when it was not Krul, it was the bar that came to the rescue for Newcastle when Jan Vertonghen's header crashed off the frame.

Result unfair on Spurs - Villas-Boas

In total, Spurs had 31 shots to Newcastle's eight - although the Magpies scored with one of their four on target.

That goal came in the 13th minute when Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy, who both scored in the 2-0 win over Chelsea last week, combined brilliantly.

Gouffran, a £500,000 January signing from Bordeaux, is proving to be a key player in Newcastle's midfield. He chased down Brazilian Paulinho before threading a pass through for Remy, who took the ball around Friedel and slotted in for his seventh goal in his last seven league appearances.

Remy should have scored moments earlier when fellow France international Yohan Cabaye played him in with a delightful ball with the outside of the boot, but just as the striker was about to shoot, in came Vlad Chiriches with a brilliantly-timed tackle.

That is now two successive victories for Alan Pardew over London sides, while his counterpart Villas-Boas will be rueing having missed a golden chance to close the gap on north London rivals and league leaders Arsenal.

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 24Friedel
  • 2Walker
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 19DembéléSubstituted forGuimarães Cordeiroat 45'minutes
  • 20DawsonBooked at 89mins
  • 6ChirichesSubstituted forKaboulat 45'minutes
  • 17Townsend
  • 8Paulinho
  • 9Soldado
  • 23Eriksen
  • 22G SigurdssonSubstituted forDefoeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gomes
  • 4Kaboul
  • 7Lennon
  • 11Lamela
  • 14Holtby
  • 18Defoe
  • 30Guimarães Cordeiro

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 26DebuchyBooked at 53mins
  • 3Santon
  • 4Cabaye
  • 6Williamson
  • 13Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 7SissokoBooked at 61mins
  • 24Tioté
  • 23AmeobiSubstituted forAnitaat 60'minutes
  • 14RemySubstituted forCisséat 75'minutes
  • 11GouffranSubstituted forObertanat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Coloccini
  • 8Anita
  • 9Cissé
  • 10Ben Arfa
  • 21Elliot
  • 25Obertan
  • 28Ameobi
Referee:
Chris Foy
Attendance:
36,042

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home31
Away8
Shots on Target
Home14
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Newcastle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Newcastle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Kyle Walker tries a through ball, but Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  7. Post update

    Delay in match Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

  8. Booking

    Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur).

  10. Post update

    Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Davide Santon.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Gabriel Obertan replaces Yoan Gouffran.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

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    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sandro (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Walker.

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