Tottenham Hotspur 4 Newcastle United 0: Magpies’ cup dream shattered

DROPPED ... Jak Alnwick loses out as Nabil Bentaleb, right, puts Spurs ahead against Newcastle tonight
DROPPED ... Jak Alnwick loses out as Nabil Bentaleb, right, puts Spurs ahead against Newcastle tonight

NEWCASTLE United were dumped out of the Capital One Cup on an embarrassing night at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur won tonight’s quarter-final 4-0, with Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado were on target for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Newcastle must now pick themselves up for Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland.

United manager Alan Pardew made four changes for the tie, with Emmanuel Riviere, Remy Cabella, Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko coming into his starting XI.

A bright start, things unravelled for Newcastle, who went behind to an 18th-minute goal from Bentaleb.

Jak Alnwick spilled a corner from Christian Eriksen, and an unmarked Bentaleb swept the ball home at the far post.

Many of United’s 4,200-strong support had only just made it into the ground, with there having been chaotic scenes outside White Hart Lane at kick-off time.

An appeal for a penalty late in the half when Harry Kane went down under a challenge from Fabricio Coloccini was waved away by referee Andre Marriner.

Tottenham took full control after the break when an unchallenged Chadli shot past Alnwick in the 46th minute, and Kane made it 3-0 just past the hour-mark after getting ahead of Mike Williamson.

Soldado netted a fourth seconds after replacing Kane after putting away the loose ball after Alnwick didn’t hold a shot from Eriksen.

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Vorm, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb (Capoue, 79), Stambouli; Chadli (Dembele, 60), Eriksen, Townsend; Kane (Soldado, 68). Subs not used: Lloris, Kaboul, Naughton, Lamela.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Alnwick; Dummett, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko (Anita, 73); Perez, Cabella (Vuckic, 79), Gouffran; Riviere (Armstrong, 59). Subs not used: Woodman, Satka, Streete, Roberts.

Goals: Bentaleb 18, Chadli 46, Kane 63, Soldado 70

Bookings: Haidara 71

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

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