Newcastle got another famous win this afternoon at White Hart Lane, through a nice Loic Remy goal after only 13 minutes, and then the lads held out in the second half as Tottenham came full force at the Magpies to try to get the equalizer, and it was only some fabulous goalkeeping by Dutch International Tim Krul that preserved the clean sheet for Newcastle and a second win in succession by Newcastle.
Loic Remy after scoring Newcastle’s goal after 13 minutes – unlucky for some
The game was very tight in the first half with Newcastle playing some nice football, wearing their Brazilian-like strips for the first time, and the lads went ahead after 13 minutes through that man Loic Remy again.
And it was a terrific through ball from Yoan Gouffran that found the French striker free on goal, and he went around goalkeeper Brad Friedel before putting the ball in the back of the net.
The game was fairly even at the half, with Newcastle still ahead thanks to one magnificent Tim Krul save after 30 minutes from a Delgado header from an Eriksen free-kick.
A truly world-class save from the goalkeeper as he somehow clawed the ball away diving to his right.
And in the second half Tottenham came at Newcastle full force, and four minutes into the half Krul made another good save – when Townsend pulled the ball back to Eriksen, and he side-footed the ball into the goal – but Krul stopped it somehow with his trailing leg, before big Mike Williamson booted the ball clear.
And then a Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free kick was deflected and Krul saved it right on the line, after at first going the wrong way, and then Mbiwa-Yanga, who had another good game at the back, yanked the ball away from two Spurs players for a corner – an unbelievable escape by Newcastle.
The Dutch International was in inspired form in the Newcastle goal this afternoon.
Moussa Sissoko then made one of his powerhouse runs down the right and the Frenchman hit a good cross shot that Friedel saved.
Tottenham continued to come at Newcastle, with our defense again standing up well to the pressure, and ten minutes from time Krul made another super save – this time form Brazilian Paulinho and he then saved the follow-up from Dawson.
Newcastle were hanging on with a spirited performance in the second half, as they came under the cosh – but they held out for a second consecutive win and clean sheet, with Tim Krul having one of his best games ever in the Newcastle goal.
We had a bit of luck today – no doubt about it – but when you play like we did today – you deserve the rub of the green.
Bottom line – another terrific win for the lads, and another very good performance.
We’re proud of them – for the second game in a row.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Brad Friedel; Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (c), Vlad Chiriches (Younes Kaboul 46), Jan Vertonghen; Paulinho, Mousa Dembele (Sandro 46); Andros Townsend, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson (Jermain Defoe 69); Roberto Soldado
Subs not used: Heurelho Gomes, Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran (Gabriel Obertan 84); Shola Ameobi (Vurnon Anita 59), Loic Remy (Papiss Cisse 74)
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Fabricio Coloccini, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa
Referee: Chris Foy