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Football: Adebayor will line up against Arsenal in mouth-watering FA Cup clash

Published on Jan 4, 2014 6:05 PM
 
Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring against West Ham United during their English League Cup quarter-final soccer match at White Hart Lane, London, on Dec 18, 2013. Adebayor, who was carried off on a stretcher during Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win at Manchester United on New Year's Day, is fit and will start against his former club Arsenal in the FA Cup third round (1.20am on Sunday, Singapore time). -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Emmanuel Adebayor, who was carried off on a stretcher during Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win at Manchester United on New Year's Day, is fit and will start against his former club Arsenal in the FA Cup third round (1.20am on Sunday, Singapore time).

That was not the only good news for Spurs on the injury front as Jermain Defoe, Andros Townsend and Lewis Holtby were all back in training yesterday after being sidelined with various ailments.

"How important will Adebayor be tomorrow? It's huge," said Tottenham's new manager Tim Sherwood who has revitalised the side since taking over from the sacked Andre Villas-Boas last month.

"I think if Arsene Wenger saw him limping off at Old Trafford, I'm sure there were a lot of pleased Arsenal fans and management and players.

 
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