Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was delighted with Shola Ameobi's contribution in their draw with Tottenham.

Pardew was pleased with both the overall performance and Ameobi's contribution.

He said: "He is somebody that since I have been here has been absolutely brilliant.

"I looked at him and I thought his reputation didn't coincide with the player he is.

"Since I have been here, he's fitter, scoring goals, impacts the game, great in the dressing room, and I was so pleased for him that he got that goal."