Adebayor scores 2 as Tottenham beats West Brom 3-1

Emmanuel Adebayor scored his fourth goal in six days for

Tottenham as Harry Redknapp’s side kept up the pressure for a

Champions League spot by beating West Brom 3-1 Saturday in the

Premier League.

Tottenham’s club-record fifth straight Premier League win came

despite West Brom taking an early lead at the Hawthorns through

Youssouf Mulumbu’s header.

Tottenham leveled through Adebayor after his initial penalty

kick had been parried by Ben Foster.

Jermain Defoe, who earnt a recall in place of injured Rafael van

der Vaart, struck his seventh goal of the season with nine minutes

remaining. Defoe beat Foster with a low drive from a flick by

Adebayor after the Baggies defence back-tracked.

Defoe then had another close-range attempt deflected wide before

Adebayor, on target twice against Aston Villa on Monday, grabbed

his second goal off a pass from Gareth Bale in injury time.

Tottenham has now picked up 28 points from a 10-game unbeaten

league run.

Spurs always threatened when they pushed forward as Albion ran

out of steam and were unable to maintain the high tempo performance

which served them well in the opening half.

Adebayor was a constant menace while midfielder Scott Parker was

more of an influence in the final 45 minutes.

Foster looked unconvincing when fumbling a low 30-yard drive

from Sandro around the post. But after 10 minutes Mulumbu put

Albion ahead with his first goal of the season.

Zoltan Gera turned the ball back to Steven Reid whose cross was

met by the unmarked Mulumbu who glanced a header past Brad Friedel

into the corner of the net.

After 26 minutes Adebayor put Tottenham level with his sixth

goal of the season.

Referee Lee Probert awarded a penalty after Aaron Lennon was

pulled back by Nicky Shorey, the third penalty West Brom has

conceded in its last three home games.

Adebayor’s spot-kick was blocked by Foster but the on-loan

Manchester City striker converted the rebound and then put the

result out of doubt in injury time.