Didn't shy away from the physical battle with Carroll when the ball was sent in high. Rarely tested in the first half.
Should have seen his cross turned in by Van der Vaart in the first half. Did well to contain Routledge for the duration.
More of a presence in the attacking third than at the back, nearly the provider for the opening goal as Krul denied Pavlyuchenko.
Found Lennon for the opening goal, but ruined his part in the game with a needless thrust of his head towards Tiote for which he was dismissed.
Harry Redknapp must be delighted to have him back. Never one to back out of a challenge, provided exactly the sort of cover needed for the threat of Carroll.
His strike took a fortunate deflection to find its way past Krul, but had looked dangerous throughout the game. Back on top form again and almost scored a second, drilling wide.
R. van der Vaart
Heavily involved in the first half but a more subdued display after the break. Was replaced by Crouch as Redknapp shuffled his pack.
Another fine performance from the Croatian midfielder. Rarely misplaced a pass for the entire 90 minutes, and rose to the physical challenge posed by the Newcastle midfield.
Not the midfielder's day. Twice lost the ball in his own half, but went unpunished by Newcastle. Subbed at half time.
Always an important outlet for Spurs. Launched a handful of counter attacks and got his goal with ten minutes to play.
Was denied at the end of the first half by a fine save from Krul. Sacrificed for Bassong after Kaboul was sent off.
Magnificent save to deny Pavlyuchenko at the end of the first half, and alert to prevent Van der Vaart for another goal at the Lane, tipping his free kick over the bar.
Defends on the edge, but was fairly composed and untroubled today.
Could do little to stop Bale, but was not entirely outclassed.
Was rarely threatened by Pavlyuchenko. Made some important blocks.
Looked to be in for a busy afternoon up against Aaron Lennon. Rose to the challenge on most occasions in an unfamiliar left back position, but couldn't keep Lennon's shot from finding the net.
Was always going to be the pantomime villain. Captained the side in Kevin Nolan's absence and was at the centre of a lot of their most productive play, making a nuisance of himself in the process.
Another solid performance from the holding midfielder, got the better of Palacios for the duration. Cannot be bullied off the ball. Replaced by Lovenkrands for final 12 minutes.
Came close with a volley late on, but otherwise quiet against Assou-Ekotto.
Gave Dawson plenty to think about throughout the game. Headed over with his only genuine chance of the match.
Played in a withdrawn role as Barton pushed up in the absnce of Nolan. Acrobatic attempt at goal was his most meaningful contribution.
- 37 S. Pletikosa
- 22 V. Ćorluka
Replaced Pavlyuchenko to fill the gap left by Kaboul.
Second half substitute, replacing Palacios. Found Lennon in acres of space, but the winger couldn't score.
- 21 N. Kranjčar
- 10 R. Keane
On for Van der Vaart late on to offer Spurs an option in attack with ten men.