Tottenham managed to snatch a point at the death against Newcastle at St James’ Park today thanks to an injury time equaliser from Aaron Lennon. Harry Redknapp will feel that Spurs deserved something from the match due to the amount of play they had and will be relieved to have got just that.
In a tight first half, in which Gareth Bale went off early with a back injury, Jermain Defoe had Tottenham’s best chance. Spurs fell behind 15 minutes into the second half to a Fabricio Coloccini shot that goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, who started in place of the injured Heurelho Gomes, could have done better with. The Italian later redeemed himself with a couple of fine saves as Spurs pressed and left themselves exposed at the back, with Luka Modric hitting the bar before Lennon netted the late equaliser.