Tottenham 2-1 Newcastle – Bale-issimo! Welsh Wizard Fires Lilywhites To Victory Over Magpies (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

9th, February 2013


By Alan Duffy

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Newcastle United – Premier League – 9th February 2013

Gareth Bale is doing for Tottenham what Robin Van Persie did for Arsenal last season; that is, almost single-handedly keeping them on course for a Champions League berth.

Against Newcastle on Saturday, the winger bagged a brace, the first coming courtesy of a superbly struck free-kick after just five minutes and the second late on, after a long ball from Kyle Walker.

Sandwiched in between those Bale goals was a strike from Newcastle new-boy Yoan Gouffran on 24 minutes. However, the French attacker was forced off with injury early in the first-half, as the home side went on to secure a vital three points which keeps them comfortably in fourth spot.

Alan Pardew’s Newcastle, on the other hand, are now six points above the drop-zone.



Photos: PA

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  1. Guiltyparty says:

    Hmm singlehandedly?

    Defoe has more goals, Lennon has as many assists. Dempsey has only one fewer assist and 8 goals. Sandro until his recent injury was player of the season

    Bale is on fire at the moment but not so long ago was going missing regularly. Don’t buy into this ‘one-man team’ media fluff designed to fuel the ‘Bale to Madrid’ stories again. It detracts from how well AVB has got Spurs playing as a team, serving up the club’s highest win ratio in 67 years

  2. Alan Duffy says:

    @Guiltyparty – I’m not ‘buying into’ anything my friend. In recent games , Bale’s goals and performances have been the difference for the Lilywhites, at a crucial time of the season. He’s bagged their last four goals, securing a draw and two wins in the process.

  3. Leighton says:

    Bale has more goals than Defoe! Get your facts right!

  4. Ryan says:

    Both of you are at least part right. Bale is doing a huge part for Spurs at a crucial stretch right now, but comparing his current performance to RvP last year is doing Spurs a bit of a disservice. Spurs could finish top 4 without Bale, Arsenal would have fallen out of the top six without RvP last year.

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