Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew hailed Jonas Gutierrez's performance in their draw with Tottenham.

His display came hot on the heels of a wonderful goal at Wolves to leave Pardew delighted.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "Jonas is in some of the best form I've seen from him.

"Sometimes when players sign contracts, they just come off the pedal a little bit.

"Jonas has gone the other way. I didn't sign him, so maybe he's got a little bit of belief that the manager here loves him and wants him to play well."