Newcastle’s Capital One Cup run is over after they were embarrassed by Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Goals from Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado did the damage for Spurs, who were helped on their way by a goalkeeping howler from Newcastle’s Jak Alnwick.

Despite going into the match dreaming of a Wembley day out, Newcastle were very rarely a threat in a match they struggled to get into from the minute Alnwick’s blunder had them behind.

After Daryl Janmaat’s availability was ruled out through suspension, Paul Dummett was deployed at right-back, despite Vurnon Anita being on the bench. The Dutchman remains badly out of favour under Pardew and being made to sit on the bench alongside six academy graduates must be a sign of his future at Newcastle.

On the pitch, the visitors – backed by 4,200 travelling fans, many of which were still stuck outside thanks to poor organisation on Spurs’ part – made a bright start. Moussa Sissoko instantly caught the eye and looked up for the fight after missing the game against Arsenal through suspension.

It was his run that set up the first half-chance of the match, as he broke away in centre midfield before sliding a pass through towards Emmanuel Riviere but Michel Vorm was quick off his line to gather.

Spurs soon got into their stride and began to play. Christian Eriksen’s class was instantly apparent and he began to pull the strings in behind Harry Kane.

Nacer Chadli was the first to test Alnwick with a shot from out wide and Benjamin Stambouli also had a deflected shot fly harmlessly over as the home side pressured.

However, Sissoko was putting up a fight for Newcastle and again tested Vorm with a powerful drive from 25 yards that the Dutch goalkeeper again couldn’t hold.

But then Alnwick’s unfortunate moment arrived. A corner from the left looked harmless as it floated towards the 21-year-old goalkeeper but he fumbled and the rebound landed kindly for Bentaleb, who poked home.

Newcastle tried to respond through Riviere but the Frenchman was offside as he headed a simple chance over the bar. The best chance the Magpies created was on the stroke of half time, when Cabella delivered a low cross from the left for Yoan Gouffran, who sent a high shot into the stand.

When the two sides met in the league, Sammy Ameobi scored just six seconds after the restart but this time it was Spurs who made the quick start and scored less than a minute into the second half.

Ironically, it was Spurs’ left winger who scored. Chadli was allowed to roam inside by Dummett and fired a shot from outside the area which beat Alnwick on its way into the corner.

From then on Newcastle looked unlikely to get anything from the game and that was rather summed up when Ayoze Perez – one of Newcastle’s players of the season – did well down the right and provided a simple cross that both Riviere and Cabella contrived to mess up from inside the six yard box.

Spurs soon added a third when Kane continued his impressive scoring record by beating Alnwick with a left-footed effort from inside the box, before Roberto Soldado came off the bench to poach a fourth after the Newcastle keeper pushed away Eriksen’s shot.

There was to be no consolation goal and Newcastle’s 39-year wait for as little as a goal in a League Cup quarter-final continues for another year.