Looked less than impressed with his defence as they allowed Tottenham shot after shot. Would be harsh to warrant his part in the opening goal a mistake after a cruel deflection. Did not cover himself in glory for the other strikes, though.
No signs of the injury that saw him limp off against Chelsea but did not cope particularly well with the guile of Lennon at any stage, allowing Tottenham in behind all too regularly.
As always, impressively efficient at getting his head on the ball when it came in his direction but anyone's guess as to where the ball would land, his distribution keeping both team-mates and opponents on their toes.
Attempted filling the shoes of the recently departed Cabaye, lining up set pieces. Did not deliver though and was just as disappointing at the other end trying to contain Dembele. Visibly tired and came off at the break.
Plenty of commitment from the defender but a poor sense of positioning left Krul exposed on occasions. Could not handle the movement of Adebayor which cost his side dearly.
A lot has been asked of the Dutchman in the absence of Tiote to aid him in the centre of the park, but another who will probably emerge stronger for the experience.
May be wearing the captain's armband but the same problems still hinder his game. His first touch, or lack of it, saw attacks break down, while he was out-muscled in the middle by a bullish Tottenham midfield - not something you get to say very often.
L. de Jong
Still adapting to the Premier League but looks a strong aerial asset, setting up Newcastle's best chances with his head. Still looks short of match sharpness though and looked uncertain in advanced areas with the ball at his feet.
Plenty of enthusiasm from the young winger but a lack of upper-body strength curtailed a number of his gallops down the left wing. Does seem to improve with every first-team appearance under his belt.
Back playing in a central position for the Magpies but still missing big chances. Had one laid on a plate for him by De Jong but was still denied by a combination of Lloris and the post.
Started his first game back from injury like his usual busy self. Began flagging though as route-one tactics had him chasing down Lennon more times than he would have liked.
Forced into a couple of superb stops on what was actually a fairly quiet night for the Tottenham defence. Denied both Cisse and Dummett with impressive saves.
A tired Santon and barely-recovered Gouffran resulted in very little work for the England full-back. Allowed him to get forward, which he did so with frequency in the first half.
Given a few problems in the air by De Jong but that aside the centre-back looked in control, especially intercepting anything along the floor. Looked to be struggling with an injury but finished the match with little fuss.
Lost Cisse as he tested Lloris but apart from his early lapse he did not do much else wrong. An easy evening for the Belgian as Newcastle's front trio regularly failed to threaten.
This game was as easy as they come for the full-back as he dealt time and again with runs forward by Sammy Ameobi. Got forward too on occasions and aided Lennon in attacks down the left.
Effective in a more advanced role as he set up Adebayor early on after barging his way down the right. Looked comfortable on the ball all evening until he was forced off through injury late on.
Strong in the middle for Spurs, he made light work of the attentions of Anita and controlled the centre of the park for the visitors. Provided the foundation for all attacks.
A menace to the Newcastle defence all evening as he lurked behind Adebayor, looking to link up with the striker. Managed to do just that on many occasions - not least when he scored Tottenham's second goal.
Gave Debuchy, Newcastle's most reliable player this season, a difficult time with his fleet-footed forays down the left and was unlucky to hit the post after one such romp down the wing.
Showcased his considerable talent on the ground and in the air throughout. Gave Newcastle captain Sissoko a personal demonstration for his assist to Adebayor's opener.
Continued his fine run of form with one of the more simple goals of his career. Could have had more but was denied by a mixture of sloppy finishing and Tim Krul. Eventually got his second late on.