Half-Time Report: Emmanuel Adebayor heads Tottenham Hotspur in front against Newcastle United

Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on February 9, 2014
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Tottenham Hotspur lead Newcastle United 1-0 at the interval of their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane thanks to an Emmanuel Adebayor header.

A header from Emmanuel Adebayor has given Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 half-time lead over Newcastle United in this afternoon's Premier League clash at White Hart Lane.

The home side had a fairly strong penalty shout inside two minutes when Steven Taylor appeared to handle inside his own box, but the referee was not interested and play continued.

Spurs continued to dominate the early exchanges in London and had half-chances through Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen, but neither could fashion an attempt on target.

Newcastle's best chance fell to Jack Colback after 16 minutes, but his low effort was wide of the post.

The home side were ahead two minutes later, however, when Adebayor headed a Ryan Mason cross into the back of the net.

It might have been 2-0 moments later, but Danny Rose fired high and wide after good work from Eriksen.

Spurs continued to dominate possession in the latter stages of the half, but clear chances were few and far between, with Newcastle unable to register an attempt on target in the first 45 minutes.

Newcastle's Tim Krul makes a save under pressure during the match against Tottenham on November 10, 2013
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