Tottenham wins, rises to 3rd in Premier League

BY foxsports • November 21, 2011

Tottenham beat Aston Villa 2-0 on two goals by Emmanuel Adebayor on Monday, advancing to third place in the Premier League. Villa extended its unbeaten streak to nine matches, including eight victories.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp made his first appearance on the bench since minor heart surgery three weeks ago.

Adebayor, on loan from Manchester City, scored in 14th and 40th minutes.

Tottenham hasn't lost in the league since the 5-1 thrashing by Man City in August. The Spurs moved past Chelsea and Newcastle in the standings and are nine points behind first-place City and four behind second-place Manchester United but with a match in hand on both. Villa is eighth, 19 points off the pace.

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