Belfast Telegraph

Butt gets winner in 3-2 victory over Spurs

Newcastle midfielder Nicky Butt was involved in an ugly half-time bust-up at

White Hart Lane then responded by firing in the winner against Tottenham.

The former England midfielder was raging at the interval after he appeared to

be slapped by Pascal Chimbonda, but he then helped his side complete a fine

comeback in a thrilling Barclays Premiership clash.

Paul Huntington's first goal for Newcastle had cancelled out Jermain Defoe's

opener before Dimitar Berbatov restored the lead in the end-to-end clash.

Obafemi Martins stunned Spurs with a spectacular strike with 19 minutes left

then set up Butt for the winner two minutes later, giving Newcastle hope of

establishing themselves in mid-table.

Martin Jol's men have now lost consecutive games at home - after winning 12 in

a row - and wasted their best chances as they looked for the points to help them

break into the top six.


From Belfast Telegraph