Alan Pardew blasts players after Newcastle United 0 Tottenham 4

ALAN Pardew blasted his Newcastle United players after they were battered by Tottenham Hotspur - and accused them of not putting their bodies on the line.

Pardew’s side lost a FIFTH consecutive home game last night.

And the club’s beleaguered manager offered no excuses for United’s abject performance after the 4-0 defeat.

Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice, and Paulinho and Nacer Chadli also found the net on an entirely forgettable night for Newcastle.

Pardew had been looking for a reaction from his team, which last won a Premier League game on Boxing Day.

But United were out-fought and out-thought by a Tottenham side which played with courage and conviction, qualifites which were absent from the home side’s performance.

“Of course I’m not happy,” said Pardew.

“This is a game where you as a manager, expect life and limb on the football pitch.

“As a player, that’s what I gave. That’s what I expect my players to give in every moment in every game.

“I don’t care what the scoreline is, I don’t care what the scenario is, that’s what I expect and that’s what these fans expect.

“If you drop down from that, then you are going to suffer a game like that.”

The game was Pardew’s 150th in charge of Newcastle.

And he watched United lose a fourth consecutive league game for the first time in the Premier League era.

Pardew added: “I don’t want to stand there in my 150th game and watch a performance like that. I don’t care about how good Tottenham were - it doesn’t interest me.

“They were good, but my team has to be better than that. I am not going to go into any more detail than that.”

“It was a tough night in terms of what I was hoping to come out of the game. The performance wasn’t good enough.

“We were dominated from start to finish and we lost 4-0. That really summed it up.”

United are ninth in the league table, and nine points ahead of 10th-placed Swansea City.