Last Updated at 4:54 pm, December 28th 2010
The full-time whistle goes and Tottenham are up to fourth following a 2-0 victory over Newcastle that was well deserved despite the dismissal of Younes Kaboul in the second half.
Carroll becomes the latest player into the book for a foul on Gomes.
GOAL Spurs have surely secured all three points now as Spurs counter-attack quickly and Bale shows good pace and trickery before blasting low into the far corner.
Pardew makes another attacking substitution with Lovenkrands coming on in place of Tiote.
Van der Vaart has looked tired as the game has progressed and is replaced by Crouch for the closing stages.
Pardew will sense that Newcastle have a real chance here and makes a change of his own, bringing on Ranger for Gutierrez.
Redknapp reacts to the dismissal of Kaboul with an immediate change, taking off Pavlyuchenko and replacing him with Bassong.
RED CARD KABOUL Kaboul and Tiote come together after another challenge and the Spurs defender pushes his head towards the Newcastle man, leaving the referee with little choice but to brandish a red card.
Smith becomes the fifth player to be cautioned after a bad challenge on Bale as Newcastle's frustrations boil over.
GOAL Lennon has been quiet this afternoon but that is a terrific low finish from just inside the area, via the slightest of deflections, that nestles into the far corner.
Barton's free-kick crashes straight into the defensive wall before Gutierrez is booked for a shove on Lennon.
Kaboul receives a caution following a late challenge on Barton, giving Newcastle a free-kick 25 yards from goal.
The second half gets started and Spurs have made a change, bringing on former Newcastle midfielder Jenas for Palacios.
The half-time whistle goes and Spurs will wonder how it is still goalless after that late chance, but otherwise it was a very competitive 45 minutes and Newcastle will be happy to have kept the hosts at bay.
Palacios follows Tiote into the book for a clumsy challenge on Carroll 25 yards from goal.
Tiote brings down Modric and, although the referee plays advantage, he then books the Newcastle midfielder after a promising move breaks down.
Marvin is following the game in Jakarta, Indonesia and says the omens are good for a Newcastle win because it has been raining hard for the last couple of hours and every time that happens they emerge victorious.
We have an update from our friends at Sky Bet, who say: "We've seen money for both sides in the build-up to kick-off. Newcastle are 5/1 and will be hoping to win in North London for the second time this season."
Patrick has emailed in to question what has become of Giovani dos Santos, who was so impressive at the World Cup for Mexico but cannot even get on the Spurs bench. I wonder if we have seen the last of him at White Hart Lane as reports suggest he could be on his way to Italy in the January transfer window.
Pep from Notts has tipped Van der Vaart to score a hat-trick in a 3-1 success, while Tony from Cumbria is a Newcastle fan but fears his team will be overpowered by a Spurs outfit 'good enough to win the title'.
Ben Molineux writes "It's a shame about Enrique failing his fitness test. Pardew has a big decision, keep Simpson on the right to face Bale, or put Perch against Bale.... Please don't be the latter or we are just going to throw this match away. Perch is an average player, Bale will destroy him. I think we will go 2-0 down then Carroll and Barton to save us."
Chris in Belfast is stuck in work but says a Spurs victory would cheer him up and is going for 2-1 with Pavlyuchenko netting a double, while Charlie from Essex predicts 3-1 and says the scorers will be Van der Vaart (2), Pavlyuchenko and Carroll.
Matthew is puzzled by Pardew's selection, saying: "No Kevin Nolan? And with Perch and Coloccini playing at the back. It's guna be big trouble for us I think. Why don't we play Taylor with Williamson? hmm. Come on the toon anyway!
Rohit from London says: "It is time for Spurs to demonstrate the consistency in the league which has eluded them and their celebrated squad, particularly with mid-table opposition. Am fearful of a banana-skin but nevertheless feel that they will over-power the Geordies. 3-1 to Spurs with VDV bagging another goal to keep his electric home form up."
Lauren has also been in touch, commenting: "I can see VDV scoring one or two today but I would also love to see Aaron Lennon back on the score sheet. COME ON SPURS!!! I think it's going to be a tough game though, you can't underestimate Newcastle."
Ryan from Bristol says: "I think Spurs will walk away with this game 4-0 or 4-1, Van Der Vaart being the main man getting a couple. If anyone gets a goal for Newcastle it will be Andy Carroll who I'm sure will be a threat all afternoon."
Liam from Corby is the first to get in touch, saying: "Well today is the day Newcastle can forget about the 3-1 loss to Man City and get back to winning ways. I can't see this being a classic game, but I do hope my team, Newcastle, can play to their best."
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