While Alli focused on the task at hand, the England midfielder was involved in the pivotal incident of the match when his ankle was stood on by Jonjo Shelvey three minutes into the second half.
Shelvey got his marching orders for stomping on Alli and Spurs duly took advantage as the England midfielder, who pulled all the strings for the visitors, broke the deadlock on the hour when he steered in an inch-perfect cross by Christian Eriksen.
It's 8/1 that Kane scores a header, 15/2 that Gayle and Alli both score, 14s both Ritchie to score from outside the box and Spurs to win 3/1. I've been pulled up for my temper before but today we had to keep our cool.
Not what you want when you've just been promoted to the Premier League.
1231: No Rose for Spurs, obviously, but a strong-looking line-up, which includes former Newcastle man Sissoko.
The influential Eriksen and livewire Alli carved open Newcastle's defence with a lightning move 10 minutes later, presenting Davies with a simple finish from seven metres.
Harry Kane, last season's Golden Boot victor, could have added more gloss but struck the post late on and his wait for a Premier League goal in August continues.
Christian Atsu grew into the game for the hosts and he caused a few issues down the left, although Spurs youngster Kyle Walker-Peters provided some important pace to prevent the Ghanaian from causing too many problems.
Gold buoyed by North Korea tensions, U.S. inflation data
Against the greenback, the Swiss franc eased about 0.1 percent to 0.9645 per dollar, having surged about 1.1 percent on Wednesday. President Trump says North Korea has "disrespected our country greatly", adding his "fire & fury" warning "wasn't tough enough".
Dow slips 100 points as tensions with N.Korea escalate
The latest sell-off was the most severe yet, amounting to the biggest single-day drop for the stock market in almost three months. While the German DAX Index has edged down by 0.1%, the French CAC 40 Index and the UK's FTSE 100 Index are both down by 1%.
Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday
The forced sharing of intellectual property with Chinese firms has been a long-standing concern of the USA business community. On Saturday, administration officials said the new trade measure was "totally unrelated" to events involving North Korea.
North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise
The dollar index (.DXY), which measures the USA currency against a basket of other major currencies, fell 0.14 percent. Crude oil prices tumbled on the back of the selloff on Wall Street and lingering concerns over global oversupply.
Patel thanks Sharad Yadav for support
In reply, Patel said: "Thank you for your support Sharadji". "But Vaghela betrayed Ahmed Patel during polling", the source said. Tyagi's statements were however countered by Ambalal Jadhav, the JD (U)'s general secretary in Gujarat.