Gareth Bale's 10th goal of the season ensured that 10-man Tottenham leapfrogged Chelsea into fourth place after a hard-fought and ill-tempered 2-0 battle with Newcastle at White Hart Lane.

Bale's electric pace allowed him to beat Steven Taylor down the left before unleashing a powerful drive that beat Tim Krul after Aaron Lennon put the hosts ahead just before the hour.

Spurs ended the match with 10 men for the second time in two days after Younes Kaboul was dismissed for forcing his head onto Cheik Tiote's in what was an otherwise feisty encounter that produced six bookings.

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