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Adebayor downs Villa to lift Spurs to third

Published: Monday 21 November 2011, 22.44CET
In-form Tottenham Hotspur FC climbed up to third place in the Premier League after Emmanuel Adebayor's first-half double secured a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Aston Villa FC.
Adebayor downs Villa to lift Spurs to third
Gareth Bale looks on as Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates Spurs' opening goal ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 21 November 2011, 22.44CET

Adebayor downs Villa to lift Spurs to third

In-form Tottenham Hotspur FC climbed up to third place in the Premier League after Emmanuel Adebayor's first-half double secured a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Aston Villa FC.

Tottenham Hotspur FC climbed up to third place in the Premier League after Emmanuel Adebayor's two goals secured a 2-0 home victory over Aston Villa FC.

Adebayor gave Spurs the lead with an acrobatic overhead kick after 14 minutes, then added a second from another Gareth Bale cross in the 40th minute. The Londoners' win was their eighth in nine league outings and came on the evening manager Harry Redknappy returned to the dugout following his recent heart operation.

For eighth-placed Villa it was a third defeat in five games since their seven-match unbeaten start to the Premier League season ended.

Last updated: 22/11/11 0.03CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/11/2011 19:03 CET

21/11/2011

TottenhamTottenham2-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Adebayor 14, 40

Venue: London

20/11/2011

ChelseaChelsea1-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Sturridge 55

Maxi Rodríguez 33, G. Johnson 87

Venue: London

19/11/2011

SwanseaSwansea0-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Hernández 11

Venue: Swansea

19/11/2011

WiganWigan3-3BlackburnBlackburn

Jordi Gómez 7, G. Caldwell 31, Crusat 88

Yakubu 2, 90+9 (p), Hoilett 59

Venue: Wigan

19/11/2011

Man. CityMan. City3-1NewcastleNewcastle

Balotelli 41 (p), Richards 44, Agüero 72 (p)

Gosling 89

Venue: Manchester

19/11/2011

EvertonEverton2-1WolvesWolves

Jagielka 44, Baines 83 (p)

Hunt 37 (p)

Venue: Liverpool

19/11/2011

SunderlandSunderland0-0FulhamFulham

Venue: Sunderland

19/11/2011

West BromWest Brom2-1BoltonBolton

Thomas 16, Long 56

Klasnić 21 (p)

Venue: West Bromwich

19/11/2011

StokeStoke2-3QPRQPR

Walters 8, Shawcross 64

H. Helguson 22, 54, Young 44

Venue: Stoke

19/11/2011

NorwichNorwich1-2ArsenalArsenal

Morison 16

Van Persie 27, 59

Venue: Norwich

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