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Scott Parker (7)
Parker's passing grew sloppy for a time in the second half, but on the whole this might rank as his best performance since returning from injury. Although he was perhaps lured out wide too easily in the build-up to Gouffran's goal, overall Parker gave great support in front of his defense. Snapping at the heels of any Newcastle player he came into contact with, his tackles were biting and full of conviction. He drove Spurs forward well too, linking up nicely with his teammates other than during that dodgy spell after the interval.
Mousa Dembele (6.5)
In one of Dembele's more ponderous displays this season, the Belgian struggled to make the most of his possession. Some good surges forward succeeded in putting Newcastle on the back foot, but he struggled to make an impact in the opposition half otherwise. In the second half especially, Dembele did partner well with Parker in denying their counterparts too much space in their approaches to the final third.
Lewis Holtby (6)
A bright start from Holtby saw the German buzzing about as Newcastle were unable to keep track of him. He was a key contributor in some pleasing rapid-fire exchanges Spurs played in the opening 20 minutes and looked a threat. After Newcastle's equalizer, Holtby became less involved and was a passenger until being substituted on 69 minutes.
Aaron Lennon (7)
This was another bright display from Lennon as he came to life in the second half. Just when Spurs were beginning to look flat, he along with Gareth Bale upped the tempo, helping his team back into the game. Those bright attacking runs gave his teammates a much-needed outlet and increasingly caused the Newcastle defense problems. It was not his best match for crossing, but there was not much in the way of options for him to use anyway.
Gareth Bale (9)
Gareth Bale the free-kick taker has been an erratic persona, but it was telling he had a big smile on his face just prior to taking it. The subsequent goal was a cheeky and extremely well-hit effort. Bale looked dangerous for a while afterward, but then struggled to find space for a large period of the game.
The second half was a different story, as after its first 15 minutes he and Lennon upped the pace to terrific effect. Bale (and Tottenham's) second goal was superb, with the winger smartly taking control of a bouncing ball and then finishing with aplomb. It was the start of a scintillating spell from Bale, with Newcastle unable to get near him. He was unlucky not be leaving the pitch with the match ball.
Jake Livermore (N/A)
Livermore was not on for long, though he got forward in support and was a little unlucky with a shot that Krul saved after getting into a good position in the penalty area.