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  • Date:16 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:St James' Park
  • Attendance:46,420
  • Ba (47)
    Ameobi (85)
  • Van der Vaart - pen (39) Defoe (67) Defoe (67)
Goal!

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95:08 +5.08

Shot by Jonas Gutierrez. Save made by Brad Friedel.

94:05 +4.05

Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.

93:18 +3.18

Centre by Shola Ameobi, Benoit Assou-Ekotto manages to make a clearance.

92:21 +2.21

Shot from 18 yards from Jonas Gutierrez. Kyle Walker gets a block in.

90:57 +0.57

Luka Modric concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Luka Modric is shown a yellow card. Ryan Taylor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing. Shot from inside the six-yard box by Fabricio Coloccini goes wide right of the goal.

90:08 +0.08

Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball.

88:46

Roman Pavlyuchenko on for Emmanuel Adebayor.

88:17

Cheik Tiote has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

87:43

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Ryan Taylor gets a block in. Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.

87:19

Luka Modric takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

85:35

Shola Ameobi finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-2 Tottenham.Assist by Yohan Cabaye.

83:18

Emmanuel Adebayor is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.

82:25

Yohan Cabaye produces a cross, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

81:15

Scott Parker challenges Cheik Tiote unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Taylor produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Brad Friedel.

80:37

Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Emmanuel Adebayor manages to make a clearance.

80:21

Cheik Tiote takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

79:45

The ball is swung over by Gabriel Obertan, save made by Brad Friedel.

79:03

Kyle Walker takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

77:53

Luka Modric fouled by Cheik Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Cheik Tiote. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

76:24

Davide Santon on for Danny Simpson.

75:14

Luka Modric challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

74:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Shola Ameobi. Scott Parker goes into the book. Ryan Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

73:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe by Yohan Cabaye. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

72:27

Gareth Bale delivers the ball.

72:17

The ball is delivered by Luka Modric, clearance by Ryan Taylor.

71:18

Unfair challenge on Jake Livermore by Yohan Cabaye results in a free kick. Sebastien Bassong takes the free kick.

70:30

Hatem Ben Arfa on for Demba Ba. Shola Ameobi is brought on as a substitute for Leon Best.

70:08

Effort on goal by Jermain Defoe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

67:13

Jermain Defoe grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-2 Tottenham.Assist by Emmanuel Adebayor.

66:15

Ryan Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.

62:48

Jermain Defoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rafael Van der Vaart.

57:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Gabriel Obertan. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

57:15

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Krul.

56:55

The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.

55:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Kyle Walker. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye. Gabriel Obertan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

53:21

Foul by Luka Modric on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Ryan Taylor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.

53:01

Sebastien Bassong concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Best. Cheik Tiote takes the free kick.

52:53

Centre by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.

51:49

Emmanuel Adebayor has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

50:53

Luka Modric takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in.

49:30

Centre by Gareth Bale.

48:07

Yohan Cabaye concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Livermore. Younes Kaboul takes the free kick.

47:02

Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Demba Ba grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham.Assist by Jonas Gutierrez.

46:20

Rafael Van der Vaart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Taylor. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.

45:09

The referee blows for offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.

42:09

Kyle Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Ryan Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Kyle Walker.

41:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

38:37

Emmanuel Adebayor fouled by Steven Taylor, the ref awards a Penalty. Power penalty scored by Rafael Van der Vaart. Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham.Assist by Emmanuel Adebayor.

36:38

Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

36:05

Cheik Tiote fouled by Rafael Van der Vaart, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.

35:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Emmanuel Adebayor. Tim Krul takes the free kick.

34:07

Yohan Cabaye takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Luka Modric.

33:18

Effort on goal by Yohan Cabaye from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

31:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonas Gutierrez. Brad Friedel takes the indirect free kick.

29:38

Ledley King leaves the field to be replaced by Sebastien Bassong.

26:27

The official flags Demba Ba offside. Free kick taken by Younes Kaboul.

25:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Taylor. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

24:21

Jake Livermore concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Obertan. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

23:54

Yohan Cabaye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.

23:29

A cross is delivered by Fabricio Coloccini, Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

23:19

Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

22:48

The ball is swung over by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Kyle Walker.

22:07

Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by Rafael Van der Vaart.

21:59

Gabriel Obertan delivers the ball, Ledley King makes a clearance.

18:50

The offside flag is raised against Leon Best. Free kick taken by Scott Parker.

17:39

Leon Best sends in a cross, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

13:05

A cross is delivered by Luka Modric, Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.

12:45

Cheik Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Direct free kick taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

11:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Walker on Ryan Taylor. Ryan Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Brad Friedel.

9:47

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, Jake Livermore takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Krul.

9:33

Scott Parker has an effort at goal. Blocked by Cheik Tiote.

8:54

Luka Modric sends in a cross, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.

8:42

Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball, clearance made by Yohan Cabaye.

8:17

Short corner worked by Rafael Van der Vaart.

7:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Cheik Tiote. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

7:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Younes Kaboul on Demba Ba. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

5:15

The official flags Rafael Van der Vaart offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Taylor.

4:35

Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.

1:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Taylor on Emmanuel Adebayor. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

Match Preview

Toon internationals in the frame Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was a relieved man after seeing all his international stars return to Tyneside unscathed ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham. There were fears that France midfielder Yohan Cabaye (ankle) and Senegal striker Demba Ba (knee) might be struggling, but both are fit and available. Danny Guthrie (groin) and Sammy Ameobi (hamstring), however, are doubts after picking up injuries on reserve-team duty while Mike Williamson (broken arm) remains on the sidelines. Newcastle have surprised many onlookers with their form to date and a rare air of calm has descended on Tyneside. Pardew, of course, arrived at St James' amid something of a furore in the wake of Chris Hughton's untimely demise, and admitted from the off that he would have to win over the dissenters. He maintains that is still a work in progress, and he knows Sunday's game will be the sternest test yet of his rebuilt team's pedigree. Pardew said: "I wouldn't be sitting here saying I have won them over at this stage. "It's just important that I think they are sensing that we have got a plan and we are trying to put it in place and put pace in the team and play the game in the Newcastle manner. "Sunday will be a watershed for us because we are in good form and we are playing one of the top teams in good form, so it's going to be a real test for us to try to compete with Tottenham. "But our bench looks a lot stronger than it did last year, a lot stronger, and that's going to help. "At home, we don't really fear anybody and we didn't last year. We had different characters in the dressing room who didn't have that in them anyway - Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan don't carry that fear. "But we have got a different side this year and their lack of fear comes more from the run that we have been on and the confidence they have in each other. "We look on the training ground a confident team, and that is always the way you want to go into a game, in a really confident manner, and that's where we are at the moment." Tottenham will give a fitness test to Emmanuel Adebayor after the striker suffered a hamstring injury in the club's win over Arsenal two weeks ago. Rafael van der Vaart should be fit despite a hamstring niggle, but Sandro (calf) and Aaron Lennon (groin) are doubts and Niko Kranjcar is likely to be out for some time after tearing a thigh muscle while on international duty with Croatia. Vedran Corluka also suffered a foot injury with Croatia and will miss this weekend's game, while long-term absentees William Gallas (calf), Michael Dawson (Achilles) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) remain sidelined.

Formation:442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

Formation: 4411Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Tim Krul
  • Danny Simpson
  • Steven Taylor
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Cheik Tiote
  • Jonas Gutierrez
  • Leon Best
  • Demba Ba
  • SUBS
  • Rob Elliot
  • Davide Santon
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Peter Lovenkrands
  • Dan Gosling
  • Sylvain Marveaux
  • Shola Ameobi

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Match Report

Super-sub Shola denies Spurs Local hero Shola Ameobi came off the bench to ensure Newcastle's unbeaten start to the season remained intact with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Tottenham at St James' Park. The substitute blasted home his side's second equaliser four minutes from time as a pulsating encounter ended all square. Jermain Defoe looked to have won it for the visitors when he fired past Tim Krul with 68 minutes gone, but Ameobi denied Spurs a fifth successive Barclays Premier League win to the delight of the majority of the 46,420 crowd. Rafael van der Vaart had put Harry Redknapp's men ahead from the penalty spot five minutes before the break, but Demba Ba's equaliser - his fifth goal in three games - within three minutes of the restart set the scene for the late drama. Newcastle ran out knowing they were facing perhaps the toughest test of their campaign to date, but confident that they could come through it. For 40 minutes, they gave as good as they got in a game in which the impetus repeatedly shifted between the sides. Spurs started brightly with Gareth Bale having been switched to the right wing to chance his arm against makeshift left-back Ryan Taylor. In the event, the former Wigan man coped admirably and long before half-time Bale returned to his more usual position on the left, leaving Taylor to deal with Luka Modric instead. The visitors passed the ball confidently in the opening exchanges with Newcastle old boy Scott Parker and Modric prominent, and Emmanuel Adebayor, whose participation was in doubt because of a hamstring injury, stretching the home defence at regular intervals. That said, chances were few and far between, and although Krul had to race from his line to snatch Van der Vaart's seventh-minute through-ball off Adebayor's toe and then pluck a looping Jake Livermore header out of the air four minutes later, there were few genuine scares for the Dutchman. As the half wore on, the Magpies warmed to their task and with wide-men Gabriel Obertan and Jonas Gutierrez causing problems and Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote edging things in the middle of the pitch, they started to threaten. Leon Best only just failed to get a toe to Ryan Taylor's driven 13th-minute free-kick and Ba headed straight at keeper Brad Friedel from Cabaye's cross 11 minutes later. But the breakthrough arrived five minutes before half-time, and it did so to the horror of Newcastle defender Steven Taylor. Taylor tracked Adebayor's run into the penalty area and saw the former Togo international go down under his challenge. Referee Lee Probert took his time with the defender protesting his innocence but eventually pointed to the spot and, amid a cacophony of boos from the home fans, Van der Vaart sent Krul the wrong way to open the scoring. Ba headed high over from Cabaye's 42nd-minute cross as the Magpies attempted to drag themselves back into the game, but they headed for the dressing room on the whistle knowing they had a tough task on their hands. Newcastle needed just three minutes to get themselves back on terms, and they did so in some style as Gutierrez produced a wonderful, mazy run. The Argentina international skipped pass Modric and then full-back Kyle Walker on the left before crossing for the unmarked Ba to slide in and send the ball goalwards, where Friedel could only carry it into his own net. Sensing an opportunity to win the game, the Magpies piled forward in numbers, but in doing so, opened themselves up to Spurs' pace on the counter-attack. Adebayor fired across the face of goal and Van der Vaart shot straight at Krul with the home defence struggling to keep the visitors at bay. But in the meantime, Obertan had whistled a 56th-minute drive just wide of Friedel's far post in a frenetic passage of play. Redknapp opted for even more pace with 63 minutes gone when he replaced Van der Vaart with Defoe, and the newcomer wasted little time in making his mark. Having already forced Krul to sprint from his line to cut out Parker's through-ball, he turned smartly on the midfielder's pass to thump a left-footed shot past the keeper and into the bottom corner. Pardew threw on Hatem Ben Arfa and Ameobi after withdrawing Ba and Best with 19 minutes remaining, and it was the home side which finished the stronger. Friedel had to pull off fine saves from Tiote and then Ryan Taylor as time ran down, but there was nothing he could do to prevent Ameobi from snatching a point with his drilled 86th-minute strike. Defoe and Fabricio Coloccini both might have won it in a breathless conclusion, but the spoils were ultimately shared. end

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