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The referee signals the end of the game.
A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton, Steve Harper makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.
Niko Kranjcar crosses the ball, clearance made by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
The ball is sent over by Aaron Lennon.
Aaron Lennon fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Jermain Defoe.
The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
Nile Ranger has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
Nile Ranger on for Shola Ameobi. Niko Kranjcar concedes a free kick for a foul on James Perch. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball, Kevin Nolan manages to make a clearance.
Aaron Lennon crosses the ball, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
The ball is crossed by Shola Ameobi, Joey Barton produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Niko Kranjcar comes on in place of Steven Pienaar.
Joey Barton takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong. Shot from just outside the box by Kevin Nolan misses to the left of the goal.
Centre by Alan Hutton, clearance made by Mike Williamson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Alan Hutton. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton from left channel, Peter Crouch manages to make a clearance.
Danny Simpson produces a cross.
Joey Barton fouled by Rafael Van der Vaart, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Drilled right-footed shot by Luka Modric. Steve Harper makes a save.
Steven Pienaar produces a cross.
William Gallas concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton from left wing, clearance made by Michael Dawson.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with James Perch coming on for Danny Guthrie.
Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line played to the near post, Unfair challenge on Michael Dawson by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Carlo Cudicini restarts play with the free kick.
Shola Ameobi produces a curled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Save made by Carlo Cudicini.
Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Joey Barton from left channel, clearance by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Jermaine Jenas goes off and Peter Crouch comes on.
Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Jonas Gutierrez results in a free kick. William Gallas takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Alan Hutton, save made by Steve Harper.
Effort from 12 yards by Peter Lovenkrands. Save made by Carlo Cudicini.
Peter Lovenkrands joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon Best. Aaron Lennon takes a shot from 12 yards. Steve Harper makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance by Danny Guthrie.
Jermaine Jenas produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Jonas Gutierrez. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
Steven Pienaar fouled by Joey Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Sebastien Bassong restarts play with the free kick.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Gallas. William Gallas takes the direct free kick.
Fabricio Coloccini grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham.Danny Guthrie provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Rafael Van der Vaart. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Centre by Steven Pienaar.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
Shot from outside the area by Jermaine Jenas misses to the left of the target.
Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Danny Guthrie, Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a save.
Sanchez Jose Enrique challenges Aaron Lennon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Guthrie delivers the ball, Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save by Carlo Cudicini.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot from 20 yards. Clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, Leon Best has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Michael Dawson.
Unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
The referee starts the second half.
The first half comes to an end.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Guthrie on Jermaine Jenas. Free kick taken by William Gallas.
Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Jonas Gutierrez results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Kevin Nolan.
Effort on goal by Steven Pienaar from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Shola Ameobi. Carlo Cudicini takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez.
The official flags Leon Best offside. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Best. Free kick taken by Carlo Cudicini.
Sebastien Bassong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
Steven Pienaar crosses the ball, clearance by Mike Williamson.
The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Leon Best takes a shot.
The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Effort from close in by Leon Best hits the post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey Barton on Rafael Van der Vaart. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Rafael Van der Vaart fouled by Shola Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick. Jermaine Jenas takes the free kick.
Shola Ameobi produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.
Sebastien Bassong delivers the ball, Danny Simpson gets a block in. Rafael Van der Vaart takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Leon Best.
Shola Ameobi sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Dawson.
Effort on goal by Shola Ameobi from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort on goal by Rafael Van der Vaart from 20 yards. Save made by Steve Harper.
The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon.
Shot by Jermain Defoe. Steve Harper gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Gareth Bale goes off and Sebastien Bassong comes on. Effort from 12 yards by Leon Best. William Gallas gets a block in. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlo Cudicini by Shola Ameobi. Carlo Cudicini restarts play with the free kick.
Jermain Defoe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball.
Jermain Defoe produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
A cross is delivered by Steven Pienaar, save by Steve Harper.
The referee gets the game started.
Pardew challenges strikers
Alan Pardew has challenged strikers Shola Ameobi and Leon Best to prove Newcastle can cope without star man Andy Carroll.
The 22-year-old England international has missed the last four games with a thigh injury, and is also expected to sit out the next three weeks with the damage showing few signs of healing quickly.
Carroll's 11 goals to date this season have made him one of the club's stand-out players in the bid to retain their Barclays Premier League status, and his loss might have proved hugely significant.
However, Ameobi's strike at Wigan and Best's hat-trick against West Ham three days later each secured three precious points in his absence, and it was Ameobi who created the goal which took the Magpies to within seconds of derby victory at Sunderland last weekend.
With Peter Lovenkrands and Nile Ranger providing support, Pardew is hopeful that he has enough firepower to cope.
Speaking ahead of the tough home Barclays Premier League clash with fifth-placed Tottenham, the manager said: "Especially with Leon, he has produced in the two Premier League games.
"The challenge is in front of him to produce that level.
"Shola, as we know, can play for this club. He has shown that over many years.
"They have the shirts at the moment and if they produce the same work-rate they did at Sunderland, they have every chance of keeping them."
Carroll will not be the only absentee as Newcastle attempt to halt a free-rolling Spurs bandwagon which has seen the Londoners put together a run of 14 games in all competitions with just one defeat since they lost 4-2 at Bolton on November 6.
Key midfielder Cheik Tiote serves the second leg of a three-match ban, while Alan Smith is likely to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury and Steven Taylor and Dan Gosling have joined Hatem Ben Arfa and Ryan Taylor on the casualty list.
In the circumstances, Pardew is desperate to persuade owner Mike Ashley to loosen the purse strings and allow him to bring in reinforcements - short-term moves for Stephen Ireland and Shaun Wright-Phillips have been mooted after the club's interest in the likes of Sebastian Larsson and Jay Bothroyd came to nothing.
But in the meantime, the Magpies will attempt to gain revenge for their 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane on December 28 with what they already have.
Pardew's spending power, or lack of it, is in stark contrast to that afforded to opposite number Harry Redknapp to enable him to rebuild his squad since he launched what was initially a rescue mission in October 2008.
He said: "They are title challengers, you can't get away from that.
"They have some outstanding players, as they proved against Manchester United last week.
"Harry's been fortunate that he's had good finance to strengthen the team, and he very rarely makes mistakes in the transfer market, and that's why they've got so many options.
Redknapp has slammed Birmingham over their conduct during Robbie Keane's failed transfer to St Andrew's.
Spurs accepted Blues' #6million bid for Keane last week before the Midlands outfit pulled the plug on the deal, claiming in a statement from acting chairman Peter Pannu that the striker's wage demands were out of their reach.
Keane, 30, denied those claims earlier this week, suggesting that Birmingham had made such an assertion as part of a publicity stunt.
And Redknapp backed Keane's stance insisting that it was "unfair" of Birmingham to make such a claim about the want-away striker.
"There was never a deal with Birmingham," said Redknapp, who is willing to let the striker leave White Hart Lane this month.
"He never asked Birmingham for money.
"He never got around to discussing a deal with them so when they said they couldn't meet his wage demands that was totally unfair on Robbie because he never made any demands. He never even spoke to them.
"I don't see how the deal could've fallen down on wage demands when he didn't make any. That's a strange one."
Redknapp completed a major transfer coup on Tuesday when Steven Pienaar opted to join Spurs over Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea.
Pienaar will travel to Newcastle with his new team-mates and could make his debut at St. James' Park.
But with the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart already cemented in their positions in the team, Redknapp admits Pienaar has a fight on his hands to earn a first-team spot.
"I couldn't sit here and say he will take someone's place. There is competition for all places," Redknapp said.
"He can play in several positions across midfield. He keeps the ball and he'll enjoy playing in our team."
Lennon leaves it late to grab Spurs a point
Aaron Lennon broke Newcastle's hearts at the death once again as Tottenham fought back to snatch a 1-1 draw at St James' Park.
Lennon struck a minute into injury time just when it looked as though Fabricio Coloccini's 59th-minute strike had handed the Magpies all three points.
However, just as they had done last Sunday at Sunderland, Alan Pardew's men conceded in stoppage time to let two points slip from their grasp.
Spurs would argue that they deserved at least a point after dominating for long periods, but they left it desperately late to get their reward.
Leon Best and Luka Modric both it the bar and the Magpies were indebted to goalkeeper Steve Harper for two fines saves.
Newcastle went into the game once again shorn of key players Andy Carroll, Cheik Tiote and Steven Taylor and with Alan Smith ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
Spurs had lost on each of their previous four visits to St James' Park, but the two clubs have enjoyed contrasting fortunes since their last encounter on Tyneside.
The visitors started at a high tempo and lone striker Jermain Defoe whipped a third-minute shot across Harper's goal after keeper Carlo Cudicini, deputising for the injured Heurelho Gomes, sparked a lightning attack with an early throw to Lennon.
Defoe was to prove a thorn in the Newcastle side for much of the opening 45 minutes, although without troubling Harper unduly until the dying seconds of injury time.
Spurs dominated possession, but as the Magpies got men behind the ball, they struggled to break their hosts down.
Man-of-the moment Gareth Bale, who lined up at left-back with new signing Steven Pienaar taking over ahead of him, lasted just 11 minutes before limping off to be replaced by Tyneside old boy Sebastien Bassong, and that removed one potential problem for Pardew's men.
There were plenty of others, however, although the Newcastle boss will have been reasonably satisfied with the way those challenges were met by his players.
Indeed, they started to make an impression themselves and after Shola Ameobi had failed to hit the target with two half-chances, they almost took the lead with 28 minutes gone.
Jose Enrique, who was largely occupied by Lennon, got forward well to send an inviting cross to the far post, where Best slid in to divert the ball on to the crossbar.
Spurs finished the half with a flurry, and almost went in front in injury time when they put together their best move of the half.
Rafael van der Vaart flicked Pienaar's pass into the path of Defoe, who seemed certain to score before Harper spread himself to make a vital block.
Newcastle returned in determined mood with Best proving a handful in the opening minutes of the second half, heading wide from a Jonas Gutierrez cross and seeing a shot blocked as he caused problems on the edge of the box.
But as the home side pushed men forward, the visitors started to exploit the space they left behind, although Pienaar in particular was unable to make the most of several promising openings.
However, it was the home side who took the lead in stunning fashion with 59 minutes gone when Coloccini controlled Danny Guthrie's cross on his chest before smashing a shot past Cudicini.
Tottenham would have been level within six minutes had it not been for another crucial intervention by Harper, who turned Lennon's well-struck shot around the post with the visitors responding.
Harry Redknapp sent on striker Peter Crouch for midfielder Jermaine Jenas with 19 minutes remaining, but Newcastle could have been 2-0 up within seconds when Joey Barton split the Spurs defence and substitute Peter Lovenkrands saw his first-time shot blocked by Cudicini.
Harper had his crossbar to thank for denying Luka Modric a 76th-minute equaliser with a fine right-foot drive, but substitute Nile Ranger wasted a glorious opportunity to secure victory in the final minute of normal time.
The miss proved costly in injury time when Lennon cut inside and blasted a right-foot shot past Harper to snatch a point.
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