Tottenham meet Newcastle on Sunday with the Geordies buoyant from their success over Chelsea last weekend. Spurs recent home record against Newcastle is impressive but they will need to be at their best to ensure they take maximum points to keep pace with the teams around them at the top of the Premier League.
Gareth Bale was the Tottenham star as Spurs defeated Newcastle United 2 – 1 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League. He scored twice, one in each half, giving Spurs the lead after 5 minutes and restoring their advantage 12 minutes from time. Newcastle had equalised in the first half and Tottenham were grateful to Hugo Lloris and Michael Dawson for their timely interventions during nine minutes of added time at the end of the second half.
Home League Record against Newcastle (inc. PL)
P 68 W 37 D 11 L 20 For 129 Ag 77
Home Record in PL:
P 19 W 11 D 1 L 6 For 36 Ag 22
Tottenham v Newcastle
- Tottenham have won the last 4 home games against Newcastle
- The last draw at White Hart Lane in the League was in October, 1995 when Chris Armstrong scored for Spurs.
- Emmanuel Adebayor was involved in all 5 goals in Spurs’ win in 2012.
- Jermain Defoe has scored 4 goals against Newcastle – 2 at home and 2 away.
- Tottenham’s largest win over Newcastle was 7 – 0 in 1950. (Ten months later they lost 2 – 7 at Newcastle)
Previous Meetings at the Lane
In January, 2012 Emmanuel Adebayor inspired Tottenham to a 5 – 0 success. He created all four first half goals and added the fifth after the interval. Benoit Assou-Ekotto opened the scoring after 4 minutes, Louis Saha starting his first game for Spurs scored twice and Nico Kranjcar added a fourth in the first half.
Dec. 2010 PL Won 2 – 0 Lennon, Bale
Spurs had a relatively comfortable win in the final match of 2010, winning with second half goals from Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale, despite finishing the game with ten men, Younes Kaboul having been sent off a few minutes after the opening goal.
Apr. 2009 PL Won 1 – 0 Bent
As Newcastle battled to avoid relegation, Darren Bent’s goal midway through the first half didn’t help their cause. Spurs, kept their second successive clean sheet and after their early season problems had climbed to ninth.
Mar. 2008 PL Lost 1 – 4 Bent
The euphoria of the previous month’s Carling Cup win was starting to wane as Spurs conceded four goals for the third time in six League games. Bent gave Spurs the lead, midway through the half but once Newcastle had equalised on the stroke of half-time, the visitors showed a greater desire to win.
Jan. 2007 PL Lost 2 – 3 Defoe, Berbatov
Jermain Defoe put Spurs ahead after fourteen minutes but Newcastle were level two minutes later. Dimitar Berbatov restored Spurs lead in the second half but two goals in a minute gave Newcastle the points. The visitors’ second goal was a stunning strike from Martins.
Dec. 2005 PL Won 2 – 0 Tainio, Mido
Spurs were fourth and making a concerted attempt to attain a Champions League place and another comfortable win kept them on target. Teemu Tainio scored his first goal for Spurs, just before the interval, and Mido made victory secure midway through the second half.
Apr. 2005 PL Won 1 – 0 Defoe
Spurs won comfortably but had only a late first half goal from Defoe to show for their effort and had to withstand late pressure from Newcastle as they tried to snatch a point.
Mar. 2004 PL Won 1 – 0 O’Brien o.g.
The match which looked to be heading for a scoreless draw was settled in the final minutes when the Newcastle central defender, Andy O’Brien, put through his own goal.
Prior to 2004 Spurs lost both home matches in January, 2002 (1 – 3) and 2003 (0 – 1). Iversen scored the goal in 2002 and was also among the scorers in a 3 – 1 success in August, 1999 along with Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood.