After Newcastle’s comeback stunned Tottenham and earned the Magpies their second consecutive win, here are our player ratings from the 1-2 success at White Hart Lane:

Tim Krul, 6: Was not as busy as he needed to be last season but handled everything thrown at him well enough.

Daryl Janmaat, 4: Struggled defensively in the first half and his mistake from a free-kick should have resulted in Spurs going two goals up.

Steven Taylor, 6: Some magnificent blocking and real heart-on-sleeve style defending. Kept Adebayor relatively quiet for most of the afternoon.

Fabricio Coloccini, 7: Used his experience well and never looked troubled at the back.

Paul Dummett, 5: Lost Adebayor for the opener and struggled at times but improved in the second half.

Jack Colback, 6: Was too negative in the first half and missed a chance to equalise but will be remembered for his stunning pass for Ameobi’s goal.

Vurnon Anita, 4: Very poor display from the Dutchman and was deservedly hooked at half-time.

Moussa Sissoko, 8: Fantastic performance in the centre of midfield. Power, pace and strength had Spurs in trouble on many occasions. Showed what an asset he can be when played in his strongest position.

Gabriel Obertan, 5: Couldn’t affect the game in the first half and was perhaps unlucky to be subbed at half-time, given Gouffran’s equally ineffective performance.

Yoan Gouffran, 5: Another frustrating performance on the left. Doesn’t offer enough of a threat to keep his place in the team safe.

Ayoze Perez, 8: Led the line brilliantly. The system didn’t suit him but he never stopped running, harassing defenders and got his reward with a well-taken header to clinch the points.


Sammy Ameobi, 7: Couldn’t have wished for a more perfect introduction from the bench. Controlled Colback’s pass brilliantly and finished very well past one of the league’s best goalkeepers.

Remy Cabella, 7: Gave more energy on the flanks and played a stunning cross for Perez’s winner. Should have set up a third goal but made the incorrect decision to shoot when he should have passed.

Massadio Haidara, N/A: Not enough time to make an impact.