Alan Smith has praised Newcastle's performance against Chelsea.
The former Tottenham Hotspur teammates both bagged first-half goals as the MLS Cup holders beat FC Dallas 3-2 at the StubHub Center.
Leeds United lost 3-0 to Middlesbrough at the weekend with one player in particular failing to deliver.
Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela has been in fine form to date this season.
The Gers returned to winning ways yesterday with a comprehensive victory over Morton.
The Magpies surrended a two-goal lead to champions Chelsea at St James' Park on Saturday.
Leeds striker Chris Wood has tried to rally his team-mates after the 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.
Aston Villa have made a poor start to the season, and currently sit in 18th place in the Premier League table.
West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has struggled with injuries ever since arriving at the Boleyn Ground.
Daniel Sturridge returned to goalscoring ways in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa.