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Played
November 10, 2013 2:00 PM SAST
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
Attendance:‬ 36042‎
 
 
Loïc Remy 13′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 0-1 Newcastle

A magnificent display from Tim Krul ensured Loic Remy's goal was the match-winner as the Magpies claimed a fantastic one-goal win at White Hart Lane on Sunday

By Jay Jaffa at White Hart Lane

  • Brad Friedel
    1
    12
    3.00

    Brad Friedel

    Was called into action early, standing tall to Cabaye and tipping a long-range volley wide, but was left exposed and easily beaten by Remy. Made one stop from Sissoko in the second half but otherwise a spectator.

  • Kyle Walker
    8
    7
    2.50

    Kyle Walker

    Had plenty of space to attack but rarely did so in the first half. Not his finest display, although he did improve as the game wore on. Just too slow with his decision-making.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    7
    10
    2.50

    Jan Vertonghen

    Plays the frustrated left-back role very well, constantly gesticulating to those around him to give him the ball. Had one effort from range that was easily saved and couldn't reproduce his display at Everton last week, although he did hit the bar with a header.

  • Vlad Iulian Chiricheş
    4
    9
    2.00

    Vlad Iulian Chiricheş

    Stylish centre-back with a love of driving forward but caught out frequently with balls behind. Ended the first half with what looked like a broken nose and was replaced by Kaboul.

  • Michael Dawson
    4
    15
    1.50

    Michael Dawson Flop of the Match

    Turned with consummate ease by Remy not once but twice, with the second occasion leading to the goal. Not in good form and surprising that he's still first-choice centre-back. Booked for a dreadful tackle on Sissoko.

  • Paulinho
    5
    12
    2.50

    Paulinho

    Broke well from midfield and saw a curling effort tipped over by Krul. Didn't pass as well as he can but continued to try and supply an extra body in the box. Almost had his reward but was denied by Krul

  • Andros Townsend
    4
    13
    2.50

    Andros Townsend

    Frequently covered by two or three Newcastle defenders and far too predictable throughout. Did have more joy second half as he drifted in behind Santon and almost assisted Sigurdsson but was largely wasteful.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    6
    13
    2.00

    Mousa Dembélé

    Was on the end of a powerful challenge by Tiote and struggled from there. Gave the ball away and far too cautious with possession. Off at half time for Sandro.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    4
    10
    2.50

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Struggled to impact the game but had a magnificent chance early in the second period, only to be denied from 10 yards by the boot of Krul. Then saw his deflected free-kick brilliantly saved. Subbed for Defoe.

  • Christian Eriksen
    6
    14
    1.50

    Christian Eriksen

    Delivered a couple of sublime crosses for Soldado. The first was missed as it flew across the six-yard box, the second met well but saved. From there his set piece delivery fell off a cliff and he became a much more peripheral figure, eventually looking disinterested and woefully short of confidence.

  • Roberto Soldado
    7
    12
    3.00

    Roberto Soldado

    Began brightly, linking well with midfield and holding the ball up. Had the game's first chance, heading a corner just over before watching Krul magnificently tipping his second header round the post. Wasted another close-range chance heading at Krul.

Substitutions

  • Younes Kaboul
    5
    4
    3.00

    Younes Kaboul

    Replaced the injured Chiriches at the break and should have drawn Spurs level. His prod at goal from inside the six-yard box was brilliantly saved by Krul though. Easily the best centre-back at Spurs and if fit should be starting every week.

  • Sandro
    9
    3
    3.50

    Sandro

    Came on for Dembele and immediately set the tone, driving past two challenges and thumping one just wide of the far post. Tackled keenly and offered protection to counterattacks.

  • Jermain Defoe
    5
    5
    2.50

    Jermain Defoe

    Came on for Sigurdsson with 20 minutes to go and had four touches. To be fair those should have led to a goal were it not for Krul.

  • Tim Krul
    77
    2
    5.00

    Tim Krul Top of the Match

    With the sun in his eyes the Dutchman made too fine first half saves, tipping Soldado's header wide and Paulinho's curling effort over. Saved his best for the second 45, first denying Sigurdsson from 10 yards with an outstretched boot before reacting incredibly to stop the Icelandic midfielder's deflected free kick and Kaboul's follow up. Made a number of other notable stops as Spurs piled forward and undoubtedly man of the match.

  • Davide Santon
    8
    3
    3.00

    Davide Santon

    Was comfortable up against Townsend, who frequently cut inside onto the Italian's favoured foot. Had more difficulty in the second half as Spurs probed in behind him.

  • Mike Williamson
    6
    2
    3.50

    Mike Williamson

    Strong display at the back, rarely putting a foot wrong. Tidied up well when required, though he was thankful for Krul's excellent performance.

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    7
    1
    3.00

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    Stuck tight to Soldado but was a little clumsy, conceding a couple of particularly cheap free-kicks. Superbly covered Krul by preventing Kaboul tucking home, flicking the ball away for a corner from a couple of yards out.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    9
    2
    3.00

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Booked for a rash tackle on Paulinho but did well to stifle Sigurdsson and Vertonghen and later Eriksen.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    7
    4
    3.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Crept behind a sleepy Tottenham defence to draw Friedel into a save. Otherwise passed well and got stuck into the Spurs midfield. Worked well in tandem with Tiote.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    8
    3
    3.00

    Moussa Sissoko

    Powerful threat on the break, particularly playing off the right. Was booked for a clever foul and drew Friedel into a good near-post save.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    9
    4
    3.50

    Cheikh Tiote

    Captained Newcastle and looked to set the tone, thudding into Dembele inside the first 10 minutes. Competed very well and looked like the Tiote of old in the heart of the action.

  • Yoan Gouffran
    8
    7
    3.00

    Yoan Gouffran

    Played the pass that split the Tottenham defence for the opener after winning back possession and was enthusiastic throughout. Taken off late for Obertan.

  • Loïc Remy
    15
    2
    4.00

    Loïc Remy

    Had a fine chance but was too slow to get the shot away when in on goal but made amends minutes later, rounding Friedel to open the scoring. Led the line impressively, always looking for the ball and bringing others into play.

  • Shola Ameobi
    6
    4
    3.00

    Shola Ameobi

    Saw a carbon copy of the Remy goal ruled out for offside but worked hard alongside Remy, often holding the ball up for his midfield. Replaced by Anita with 30 to play.

Substitutions

  • Vurnon Anita
    7
    4
    3.00

    Vurnon Anita

    Came on for Ameobi and added an extra competitor in midfield as both teams swapped shapes.

  • Papiss Cissé
    4
    5
    2.50

    Papiss Cissé

    Late sub for Remy but didn't make a contribution.

  • Gabriel Obertan
    4
    7

    Gabriel Obertan

    Brought on late for Gouffran but made no impact.

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