Spurs recorded their biggest win of the season at St James’s Park and while Newcastle maintained a period of pressure in the second half, the third goal killed the contest and the 4-0 scoreline certainly didn’t flatter us.
Emmanuel Adebayor was the star once again with his double strike that took him to nine for the season but after the game, coach Tim Sherwood pointed to the team’s fast start as the key to a comfortable three points.
“It was a great performance,” said Sherwood. “We’ve been critical in recent weeks about the way we’ve started games but not this time.
“We came out firing, as soon as the whistle went, we were off.
“We really set the right tone. We knew the crowd would be important here, they can be the 12th man but we got on the front foot, pressured them into giving us the ball back and when we had it, kept it and that’s very frustrating for any crowd, especially at home.”
Paulinho added the second goal while a first Premiership strike for Nacer Chadli completed the scoring and the only sour note was a late winner for Liverpool at Craven Cottage which kept their three point lead in fourth place.
After the weekend break, we travel to Dnipro in the Europa League before an away tie at Norwich on Sunday week.