Adebayor brace fuels Spurs' win

Adebayor brace fuels Spurs' win

Emmanuel Adebayor struck twice in the first half as Spurs won for the eighth time in nine league matches to move on to 25 points, nine behind leaders Manchester City and four adrift of Manchester United.

Spurs climbed above Newcastle United, also on 25 points, on goal difference and have a game in hand on the teams around them.

Redknapp, 64, back in the dugout after missing two games following minor heart surgery, watched his side dominate the match from start to finish.  “It was great to be back tonight and I felt absolutely fine. I enjoy watching us play football and the best medicine for me is to see the way we played, we dominated the game from start to finish,” he told reporters.

Malaga shine
Ambitious Malaga climbed above Sevilla into fifth in La Liga when teenage midfielder Isco and Uruguayan forward Seba Fernandez struck in a 3-1 win for the Qatar-owned club at struggling Racing Santander on Monday.

The 19-year-old Isco pounced on a loose ball to open the scoring in the 48th minute at the Sardinero before Alvaro Gonzalez diverted the ball into his own net to make it 2-0 in the 66th. Malaga have 20 points from 12 matches, two more than their Andalusian rivals Sevilla.