Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham

Coloccini 69′
Lennon 90′

Barclays Premier League – Sat 22nd Jan – KO 15:00 – Ground: St James’ Park

Aaron Lennon scored in added time as Tottenham snatched a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United.

Newcastle started brightly but Shola Ameobi was off-target with an effort before Leon Best beat Sebastien Bassong to a Jose Enrique cross only to see his header strike the visitors’ crossbar.

Spurs, who lost star man Gareth Bale to what appeared to be a back injury, took until the 45th minute to test Steve Harper, with the Newcastle goalkeeper saving well from Jermain Defoe.

Tottenham debutant Steven Pienaar was denied by a superb block from Fabricio Coloccini, and it was the Argentinian who made an impact at the other end, chesting down a Danny Guthrie pass before firing Toon in front.

Peter Lovenkrands forced a fine save from Carlo Cudicini as Spurs looked prone to being caught on the break as they sought an equaliser, and the Italian was then called into action to push an Ameobi effort around the post.

But a Spurs equaliser was looking increasingly likely as Harper made a string of fine saves and Luka Modric clattered the crossbar, and it came in added time when Lennon cut inside and fired past Harper.