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Butt sinks Spurs
Newcastle win at Tottenham, while Everton unveils a new fan.
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2007 20:05 GMT

Sylvester Stallone shows his colours [AFP]

Nicky Butt's second-half winner helped Newcastle United complete a fine recovery to record a 3-2 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

It was the former Manchester United midfielder's first goal for Newcastle since October 2004 but sealed only a third away win of the season for Glenn Roeder's side.
His winner came just over a minute after striker Obafemi Martins had drawn the visitors level with a spectacular shot, Newcastle moving up into 11th place as Spurs dropped down to eighth.

The game had a frenetic opening, but the chaos shouldn't have stopped referee Steve Bennett from calling offside on Tottenham's opening goal to Jermaine Defoe.

Tottenham's defence has been resolute at home during the season, however it was chaotic as Paul Huntington bumbled the ball over the line for Newcastle's opener.

Eight minutes into the second half it looked as if Spurs's early wastefulness would be forgotten when Bulgarian striker Dimitar  Berbatov put them ahead once more in the 54th minute with his 11th  goal of the season.
  
Aaron Lennon broke on the right and Teemu Tainio's forst shot was blocked by Huntington, before Berbatov followed up with a downward effort which finished up in the top left hand corner beyond  Shay Given.
  
Again Tottenham had chances to increase their lead but a combination of some poor fortune and bad finishing denied them.
  
Newcastle had looked threatening for most of the afternoon, and in the 72nd minute Nigerian striker Martins produced a moment of brilliance out of nothing to plunder an equaliser for his side.
  
After exchanging passes with Sibierski, Martins was forced out wide by Michael Dawson but still managed to unleash a vicious 25-yard effort which flew past  Robinson, giving the England  goalkeeper no chance.

The strike inspired the magpies who went on to win with Butt's effort and claimed their first victory at White Hart Lane in five years.

Everton's defence rocky in front of Sly
  
In the earlier kick off, Sylvester Stallone was  at Goodison Park here Sunday to see Andy Johnson salvage a point for  Everton in a 1-1 draw against Reading and narrowly miss out on a  late comeback that would have done the actor's 'Rocky' character  proud.
  
The Hollywood star was on Merseyside as a guest of Robert Earl, a major shareholder at Everton and the founder of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain.
  
But after taking to the field waving an Everton scarf before kick-off, Stallone's first experience of a Premiership match threatened to turn into an anti-climax as his newly adopted club trailed to a Joleon Lescott own-goal.
  
Hpes of an equaliser looked to be fading, Joseph Yobo curled in a right wing cross that was flicked on by Victor Anichebe and Johnson arrived ahead of Hahnemann to head the ball into the empty net.

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