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Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle United

By Saj ChowdhuryBBC Sport
Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez's first goal for Newcastle proved to be the winner
  • Magpies secure their first away league win since March
  • Tottenham with one win in seven matches
  • Ameobi scores within seconds of the restart
  • Perez scores first goal for club

Newcastle battled back from a goal down to beat Tottenham and ease the pressure further on manager Alan Pardew.

Some fans had called for his sacking in recent weeks, but he made two half-time changes which helped turned the game in Newcastle's favour after they had gone behind to Emmanuel Adebayor's header.

Winger Sammy Ameobi fired in within 10 seconds of the restart.

And then fellow substitute Remy Cabella provided the cross for Ayoze Perez to head in his first goal for the club.

Premier League: Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle

That effort for the Spain Under-21 international marked an exceptional 13-minute turnaround for his club, who never looked like threatening Spurs in a lacklustre first-half display.

They needed an injection of energy from somewhere and Pardew provided it in the form of Ameobi and summer signing Cabella.

Straight from the restart, the ball was played back to midfielder Jack Colback who floated forward a brilliant ball for Ameobi down the left. The younger brother of ex-Magpies forward Shola eased past marker Eric Dier before crashing in from the angle.

Emmanuel Adebayor scores for Tottenham
Emmanuel Adebayor scored his second goal of the season for Spurs

The home support inside White Hart Lane were stunned and things got worse for them in the 58th minute when playmaker Cabella dug out a cross from the left for Perez to head in. The Spaniard only knew he would be getting his first start just before kick-off after it was announced Papiss Cisse was injured.

This was Newcastle's second victory of the season and second in succession after defeating Leicester last week, and it takes them out of the bottom three.

Tottenham, on the other hand, will rue not securing their fourth win this season, having controlled the game in the opening period.

Pochettino unhappy with 'crazy' goal

However, despite dominating possession, Mauricio Pochettino's men created few outstanding opportunities and their only effort on goal resulted in Adebayor's opener.

It came in the 18th minute when the Togo forward took advantage of some haphazard Magpies defending in the lead-up to nod in at the far post from Ryan Mason's delivery.

It is now only one win in seven league games for Spurs - for a team expected to be challenging for a European spot, a worrying statistic.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew:

"We were giving too much possession to Tottenham, too much space.

"We never made a challenge and we were fortunate to come in a 1-0, so I reminded them about the fundamentals of a Premier League game and we came out with a much stronger attitude.

"I thought [in the] second half, the players were magnificent."

Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary on the goals.

Sammy Ameobi
Sammy Ameobi has come through the youth system at Newcastle
Jack Colback
Jack Colback provided the pass for Ameobi to score the surprise equaliser
Newcastle players
Newcastle players celebrate only their second win of the season



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 15Dier
  • 4Kaboul
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3RoseBooked at 90mins
  • 29CapoueBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKaneat 67'minutes
  • 38Mason
  • 11LamelaSubstituted forLennonat 78'minutes
  • 23Eriksen
  • 22Chadli
  • 10AdebayorSubstituted forSoldadoat 83'minutes


  • 6Chiriches
  • 7Lennon
  • 9Soldado
  • 13Vorm
  • 18Kane
  • 19Dembélé
  • 33Davies


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1KrulBooked at 87mins
  • 22Janmaat
  • 27Taylor
  • 2Coloccini
  • 36Dummett
  • 8AnitaSubstituted forCabellaat 45'minutes
  • 14ColbackBooked at 50mins
  • 25ObertanSubstituted forAmeobiat 45'minutes
  • 7Sissoko
  • 11GouffranBooked at 23mins
  • 17PérezSubstituted forHaidaraat 79'minutes


  • 4Taylor
  • 15Ferreyra
  • 19Haidara
  • 20Cabella
  • 21Elliot
  • 28Ameobi
  • 32A Armstrong
Anthony Taylor

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamNewcastle
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Newcastle United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Newcastle United 2.

  3. Post update

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Booking

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Booking

    Tim Krul (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur).

  9. Post update

    Tim Krul (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Daryl Janmaat.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Soldado replaces Emmanuel Adebayor.

  14. Post update

    Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Massadio Haidara replaces Ayoze Pérez.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Aaron Lennon replaces Erik Lamela.

  18. Post update

    Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Steven Taylor (Newcastle United).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

As It Stood

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4West Ham95131712516
8Man Utd93421613313
13West Brom92431213-110
15Aston Villa8314412-810
16Crystal Palace92341316-39
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