SPURS STROLL ON AT HOME
By Jamie Dixon
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nolberto Solano had given Bobby Robson's men the lead after 23 minutes, but a fast retaliation from Spurs saw them quickly turn the score-line around in their favour, with three goals coming in nine minutes for the home side.
Gary Doherty grabbed his first goal for Tottenham to put them back on level terms on 26 minutes, and then, three minutes later, Darren Anderton dragged himself off the ground, after being brought down in the area by Gary Speed, to convert a penalty for Tottenham and fire them into the lead.
Solano then added to Newcastle's woes, as he was sent off for deliberate handball on the goal-line, attempting to clear Doherty's goal-bound header. However, Steve Harper did excellently to deny Darren Anderton his second goal from the resultant penalty.
George Graham's men did then increase their lead however, with summer signing Sergei Rebrov netting their third ten minutes before half-time, leaving Tottenham looking good to secure the win.
Newcastle were given some hope, however, shortly after half-time when Spurs goalkeeper Neil Sullivan was sent off for bringing down Kieron Dyer in the area, who duly converted from the penalty spot to put the visitors right back in the game.
However, Dyer then followed his team-mate Solano's lead by getting sent off shortly after scoring, with the England international being given his marching orders after 53 minutes for some choice words with the linesman.
With their one-man advantage restored, Spurs were able to secure the points, with Les Ferdinand finding the net against his former club13 minutes from time to put the game beyond Newcastle.
The win sees Tottenham move up to 12th in the table, leaving them behind West Ham and Aston Villa only on goal difference.