An inspired display from Tim Krul earned Newcastle their second victory in two games as Loic Remy’s goal seen off Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Remy struck after 15 minutes for the Magpies, who move up to ninth in the Premier League table with the win.

However, the game will be remembered for a magnificent display of goalkeeping from Krul, who denied almost every member of the Spurs side throughout the course of the 90 minutes. Most notably, the Dutch stopper kept out efforts from Christian Eriksen and Paulinho as Spurs dominated the second half in search of an equaliser.

Alan Pardew kept the same team that defeated Chelsea last weekend, with Fabricio Coloccini taking a place on the bench after returning to training earlier this week. Moussa Sissoko lined up on the right of midfield after being given the nod over Vurnon Anita.

Tottenham made a swift start and were soon into their passing rhythm. A neat move that started inside their own half ended with a corner that Roberto Soldado should have done more with as he headed over.

After that scare, Newcastle settled down and started to produce some excellent football. Yohan Cabaye threaded a perfect pass through to Remy who found himself one on one with Spurs keeper Brad Friedel, but the recovering Vlad Chiriches denied the Frenchman his 7th goal of the season.

However, Remy was not to be denied for much longer. Remy was the beneficiary of a mistake by Paulinho, who was robbed in midfield by Yoan Gouffran. The former Bordeaux winger weighted an excellent pass through the Spurs defence and Remy rounded Friedel before slotting home.

The goal made Tottenham’s play more predictable and despite boasting the attacking talents of Eriksen, Soldado and Gylfi Sigurdsson, could not create the chances to draw level.

It took 15 minutes for the home side to threaten Krul in the Newcastle goal, when Jan Vertonghen lashed a long-range free kick narrowly wide of the post. Two minutes later, another free kick almost created something, when Soldado hopefully flicked Eriksen’s kick towards goal, only for Krul to pull off a one-handed stop.

Spurs failed to create anything clear cut but Eriksen did test Krul again with another powerful shot but the Dutchman was equal to it, despite being bothered by the sun in his eyes.

At the break, Andre Villas-Boas made a double change, introducing Sandro and Younes Kaboul in place of Mousa Dembele and Chiriches.

If the thinking behind the Portuguese manager’s decisions was to put more pressure on Newcastle, it certainly worked. From the start of the second period, the home side pressured the Magpies and didn’t allow them to get any extended periods of possession.

Spurs also improved in an attacking sense, too. Just four minutes into the second half, the home side created the clearest chance when Davide Santon’s mistake allowed Andros Townsend to find Eriksen in the box. With only Krul to beat, Eriksen’s shot looked to be going in, only for Krul to thrust out a foot and divert the effort wide.

Tottenham continued to press though and Paulinho set up another chance when he was hacked down by Mathieu Debuchy on the edge of the box.

Sigurdsson’s free kick deflected off Cheick Tiote in the Newcastle wall and Krul somehow pulled off a magnificent one-handed save. Kaboul tried to bundle home the rebound but Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa hooked the ball away from under his crossbar.

That piece of defending set the tone for the rest of the half in truth, with Spurs practically setting up camp inside the Newcastle half as they tried to find a way past Krul.

Paulinho, Vertonghen, Soldado and Defoe all had efforts at goal but no one could beat the in-form goalkeeper and Newcastle hung on for a memorable victory.