Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Newcastle United

Sports Mole rates and slates the individual performances from Newcastle's 2-1 come-from-behind win over Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Newcastle United climbed out of the Premier League's relegation zone by stunning Tottenham Hotspur in the second half at White Hart Lane this afternoon.

Spurs have now won just once in their last seven league games since opening the season with two straight victories, while Newcastle have back-to-back wins for the first time this term.

Below, Sports Mole rates and slates those who turned out at White Hart Lane.


Newcastle United's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez jumps to score their second goal from this header during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane in north London on October 26, 2014© Getty Images

TOTTENHAM

Goal

Hugo Lloris: Might be a little annoyed to have let Sammy Ameobi's goal in, but could do nothing about Ayoze Perez's header. They were the only two shots on target by Newcastle. (6/10)

Defence

Eric Dier: So-so in the first half but was not switched on at kickoff for the second, allowing Ameobi to steal in behind him for the crucial goal that turned the game on its head. (4/10)

Younes Kaboul: Was not tested all that much by Newcastle's diminutive striker Perez, but will be disappointed to have conceded twice. (5/10)

Jan Vertonghen: Like Kaboul, did not have all that much to do, but he was slightly out of position for Perez's goal. (5/10)

Danny Rose: Tottenham's best player. Ran up and down the wing all game long, setting up numerous chances for his teammates. (7/10)

Midfield

Ryan Mason: Produced an inventive dinked cross for the Spurs goal, but was quiet apart from that. (6/10)

Etienne Capoue: Removed midway through the second half after an ineffective display. (5/10)

Erik Lamela: Plenty of eyes were on the Argentine after his incredible 'rabona' goal in Europe, but he disappointed and came off after 77 minutes. (5/10)

Christian Eriksen: The best of the three playmakers, but still largely quiet. The Dane had one clear opening in the second half but could not get his shot on target. (6/10)

Nacer Chadli: Is enjoying himself this season but had maybe his worst game of the campaign today. (5/10)

Attack

Emmanuel Adebayor: Scored the opener with a precise header, but faded out of the game before coming off in the final 10 minutes. (6/10)

Substitutes

Harry Kane: Surprisingly left out after his Europa League hat-trick in midweek. Only had around 25 minutes to make an impact and looked bright, but did miss a decent opening. (6/10)

Aaron Lennon: Saw very little of the ball in the final quarter of an hour. (6/10)

Roberto Soldado: Came on for Adebayor and had one good chance that he sliced weakly. (5/10)


Sammy Ameobi of Newcastle United celebrates with team-mates after scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane on October 26, 2014© Getty Images

NEWCASTLE

Goal

Tim Krul: Could do little about the opening goal and apart from that was tested on just one other occasion. (6/10)

Defence

Daryl Janmaat: Almost gave away a penalty in the first half, but did well on a tough afternoon with Rose rampaging up and down the wing. (6/10)

Steven Taylor: Kept Adebayor pretty quiet throughout as Newcastle's defence held firm. (7/10)

Fabricio Coloccini: A towering display by the Argentinian, who made one vital block to deny Eriksen. (7/10)

Paul Dummett: Not troubled as much as Janmaat on the other side, but a solid display nonetheless. (6/10)

Midfield

Vurnon Anita: Taken off at half time after not breaking up the play enough in the first half. (5/10)

Jack Colback: Provided the excellent ball in behind the Spurs defence which changed the game straight from the second-half kickoff. (7/10)

Gabriel Obertan: Also came off at half time after a non-existent first half. (5/10)

Moussa Sissoko: Newcastle's brightest spark in the final third. He tried his hardest to create for his teammates. (7/10)

Yoan Gouffran: Another passenger in Newcastle's XI. Hard to remember anything he did. (5/10)

Attack

Ayoze Perez: Ran hard in an isolated role in the first half and then neatly headed home the one chance that came his way. Not too much for Newcastle fans to be excited about, but a decent display on his full debut. (7/10)

Substitutes

Sammy Ameobi: Swung the game in Newcastle's favour with his clever run and accurate finish straight from kickoff. It could have been oh so different had Ameobi not scored his first ever Premier League goal. (8/10)

Remy Cabella: Also came on at the break and he was calm on the ball, particularly when Newcastle were whittling away the clock late on. Also provided the inswinging cross that Perez headed home. (7/10)

Massadio Haidara: Replaced Perez with 10 to go and helped the Magpies see the result out. (6/10)


Newcastle United's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez jumps to score their second goal from this header during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane in north London on October 26, 2014
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