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Toothless Toon! Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

December 29th, 2010 | 66 Comments |

Aaron Lennon opens the scoring.
Aaron Lennon opens the scoring.
First off, I would like to apologise. Usually I write the match reports pretty much straight after the game, but yesterday was different.

The 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane may have been expected, but the level of performance was so low that it left me lost for words.

Newcastle rarely threatened the Tottenham goal throughout the match, even when the home side were reduced to ten men.

More often than not I try to find the positives and adopt a ‘glass half full’ approach, but it is something that is proving to be very hard after yesterday’s defeat. One win in eight games is relegation form, and makes our upcoming games against Wigan and West Ham vitally important.

The hosts started brightly and had the first shot at goal just two minutes into game through Aaron Lennon. Rafael Van Der Vaart and Luka Modric were moving the ball around well for Tottenham, but despite the inventiveness of those two players, Newcastle survived and forced their way into the game. (more…)