Adebayor inspires Spurs to win

 Tim Sherwood’s hopes of becoming Tottenham Hotspur’s permanent manager were boosted after his attacking team came back to win 3-2 at stuttering Southampton in an enthralling Premier League game on Sunday.

Forgotten man Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice as caretaker boss Sherwood played the Togo striker up front with Roberto Soldado for the first time in a ploy which helped Spurs move above Manchester United into seventh spot.

Everton surged up to fourth, pending Chelsea’s trip to Arsenal on Monday (0130 IST on Tuesday), after England prospect Ross Barkley’s perfect freekick six minutes from time secured a deserved 2-1 win at Swansea City.

“You enjoy it when you win. I did not enjoy the first half, I thought we were poor,” Sherwood told Sky Sports. “I need to speak to the chairman about how they want to take the club forward. That'll happen sooner rather than later I hope, as these guys need a manager.”

Everton opened the scoring after 66 minutes following sustained pressure when Seamus Coleman's fierce swerving shot was allowed in at the near post by ’keeper Gerhard Tremmel.
Swansea, suffering a hangover from last term's superb campaign and their Europa League exploits this season, were without injured talisman Michu and had brief hope when Dwight Tiendalli's 70th-minute prod.

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