Tottenham routs Newcastle 5-0 in Premier League

Energized by the return of manager Harry Redknapp to the dugout,

Tottenham routed visitors Newcastle 5-0 at White Hart Lane in the

Premier League on Saturday.

After a whirlwind week during which Redknapp was cleared of tax

fraud and became the overwhelming favorite to replace Fabio Capello

as England manager, the Spurs manager looked on as his team put in

a stellar performance that allowed it to keep pace with league

leaders Manchester United.

Emmanuel Adebayor set up goals by Benoit Assou-Ekotto in the

fourth minute, Louis Saha in the sixth and 20th and finally Niko

Kranjcar in the 34th before scoring the fifth.

Tottenham remain third in the league, five points behind United

and four points behind Manchester City, who play Aston Villa on

Sunday.