Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Newcastle United

Match info: Premier League at White Hart Lane

Date: 09/02/2013 KO: 12:45 Ref: P Dowd Att: 36,244

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Gareth Bale 5,78



Yoan Gouffran 24

FT (ht: 1-1)

  • Last Updated: February 8 2013, 13:03 GMT

Tottenham will test Emmanuel Adebayor's fitness before deciding whether he goes straight back in to the starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League clash against Newcastle at White Hart Lane.

Spurs wait on Adebayor

Adebayor has been at the Africa Cup of Nations for almost a month, but manager Andre Villas-Boas hopes he will come through Friday's training session as his only other recognised striker Jermain Defoe is out with an ankle injury.

Midfielder Sandro and defender Younes Kaboul (both knee) are unavailable, although the latter will start training again on Monday with a view to being fit in a fortnight.

Cheick Tiote could return to the Newcastle squad.

The 26-year-old, who has missed the last five games because he has been on AFCON duty with Ivory Coast, is available once again after his country's quarter-final exit last weekend.

However, Hatem Ben Arfa's return from a hamstring problem has been delayed by a virus which has cost him a week's training, and he is unlikely to be ready for selection until the end of the month.


Tottenham (from): Lloris, Friedel, Walker, Naughton, Gallas, Dawson, Caulker, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Holtby, Livermore, Huddlestone, Dembele, Parker, Bale, Sigurdsson, Dempsey, Bentley, Obika, Kane, Adebayor.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Harper, Elliot, Debuchy, Santon, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, S. Taylor, Tiote, Sissoko, Gutierrez, Anita, Cabaye, Bigirimana, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Marveaux, Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Gouffran.

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