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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on William Gallas by Vurnon Anita. Kyle Walker takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Harry Kane. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
Kyle Walker fouled by Hatem Ben Arfa, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from right wing, save made by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Cheick Tiote. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.
Papiss Cisse is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Jermain Defoe produces a cross.
Harry Kane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Raniere Sandro.
Gabriel Obertan comes on in place of Demba Ba.
Short corner worked by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Shot by Jonas Gutierrez. Brad Friedel makes a fantastic save.
Jermain Defoe fouled by Danny Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from left channel, save by Tim Krul.
Hatem Ben Arfa challenges Gareth Bale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.
Rafael Van der Vaart gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa. Hatem Ben Arfa scores a power penalty. Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a short corner.
Cheick Tiote produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Raniere Sandro gets a block in.
Jermain Defoe fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham.Aaron Lennon provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line.
Shot from 25 yards by Jermain Defoe. James Perch gets a block in.
Effort from 12 yards by Jermain Defoe. Save by Tim Krul.
Vurnon Anita on for Yohan Cabaye.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Rafael Van der Vaart.
The ball is delivered by Rafael Van der Vaart, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto crosses the ball, blocked by Danny Simpson.
(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Rafael Van der Vaart coming on for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The official flags Papiss Cisse offside. Indirect free kick taken by William Gallas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Livermore on Jonas Gutierrez. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from 35 yards from Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Tim Krul makes a fantastic save.
Unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Kyle Walker results in a free kick. Yohan Cabaye delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the area by Gylfi Sigurdsson misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Yohan Cabaye results in a free kick. Younes Kaboul shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Jonas Gutierrez.
Demba Ba scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham.Danny Simpson provided the assist for the goal.
Danny Simpson delivers the ball, clearance made by Kyle Walker.
The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Yohan Cabaye manages to make a clearance.
Yohan Cabaye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale. Yohan Cabaye goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
The ball is swung over by Hatem Ben Arfa, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.
Yohan Cabaye takes the inswinging corner, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Danny Simpson, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Jermain Defoe from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Demba Ba. Cheick Tiote restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Aaron Lennon, Gareth Bale takes a shot.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Raniere Sandro, free kick awarded. William Gallas takes the free kick.
Jermain Defoe has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.
Shot by Cheick Tiote from a long way out goes over the target.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers the ball, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
The referee gives a free kick against Gylfi Sigurdsson for handball. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Danny Simpson. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gylfi Sigurdsson, save by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Hatem Ben Arfa. Free kick crossed by Gareth Bale, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Demba Ba misses to the left of the goal.
Papiss Cisse produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Demba Ba.
The referee blows for offside. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.
Raniere Sandro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa. Raniere Sandro goes into the book. Free kick taken by Cheick Tiote.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Taylor.
Foul by Jake Livermore on Hatem Ben Arfa, free kick awarded. Jake Livermore booked. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Foul by Danny Simpson on Gareth Bale, free kick awarded. Danny Simpson is shown a yellow card. Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Younes Kaboul by Papiss Cisse. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.
Gylfi Sigurdsson sends in a cross.
Raniere Sandro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from left wing, Brad Friedel makes a comfortable save.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is caught offside. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Jake Livermore. Free kick crossed by Yohan Cabaye.
Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line, clearance by Demba Ba.
Pardew - Spurs are a bit of a mystery
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits Tottenham will be something of an unknown quantity when his team face them in their late afternoon kick-off, but he is backing the London club to have a successful season under their new manager Andre Villas-Boas.
The Magpies begin their Barclays Premier League campaign by hosting a Spurs side that not only has a different man at the helm from last term, but will also be without some of the players that shone most brightly for them in 2011-12.
Villas-Boas - named as successor to the sacked Harry Redknapp this summer - does not have injured midfielder Scott Parker to call upon, or Emmanuel Adebayor after the striker returned to Manchester City following the end of his loan spell, while playmaker Luka Modric is set to be left out, with his move to Real Madrid looking imminent.
It all means the make-up of the team and way they might play is difficult to predict, although Pardew, while unsure of what exactly to expect tomorrow, is confident Tottenham are destined to do well over the course of the next nine months.
"They are a little bit different to last year because their style is slightly different, and obviously in terms of the personnel," Pardew said.
"It is a bit of a mystery really what the team is going to be, so we are kind of guessing what we think it is and we'll work towards that.
"But I still think they will have a good season - they have great players and a great manager. It is a tough game for us."
Pardew's own team are looking to build upon their impressive effort from last season, in which they exceeded all expectation by finishing in fifth, one spot behind Tottenham.
It has landed them a place in the play-off round of the Europa League and Pardew admits it will be important for Newcastle to get their approach to their fixture schedule right should they progress in the competition.
He is, however, keen to stress that the Premier League - and trying to keep up the heat on the top four - will be the club's priority.
"It is going to very much be about how we progress in the Europa League - we still have to qualify, so we'll get through those two games and then we'll have to look at the matches and how we are going to schedule them," Pardew said.
"Without a doubt, I can tell you now that the Premier League is going to come first for sure, and we want to try to push from where we were last year, push those Champions League teams.
"We were the closest to them and we are going to try to narrow that gap if we can."
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is considering starting Sandro despite having only seen the Brazilian in training for the first time on Thursday.
Five months after being sacked by Chelsea, Villas-Boas makes his return to the Barclays Premier League.
While Villas-Boas has been trying to stamp his new brand of football on Spurs, Sandro has spent almost the entire summer in a Brazil shirt.
The midfielder turned out five times for his country in the Olympics and then flew immediately to Stockholm to play as a substitute for the national team against Sweden this week.
Other than a brief meeting at Brazil's Olympic base in Hertfordshire, Villas-Boas had not met Sandro until yesterday's training session at Spurs Lodge, but the Portuguese rates the midfielder so highly that he is considering starting him at St James' Park.
"Sandro arrived back on Thursday, but he's in contention for Saturday," Villas-Boas said.
"He had a rest when the season was over and he only played two minutes for Brazil so you could say he is fresh.
"He has had the best training possible in terms of playing time so you can say that he is one step ahead in terms of physical preparation."
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