Tottenham dominated with 65% possession and managed 31 shots. One hit the woodwork, seven were blocked and 14 were on target. Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal made 14 saves in what was a deserved man of the match performance. 14 shots on target would suggest that Spurs were doing something right; no goals would suggest that they’re not. In truth this may be a combination of good saves, poor finishing and the odd unconverted scramble. However Krul’s performance perhaps shouldn’t distract from some other underlying questions.
In centre midfield Paulinho and Mousa Demb