Football: Bold Spurs leave Man United 11 points adrift
MANCHESTER (AFP) - Emmanuel Adebayor inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-1 win at Manchester United on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014, that is likely to have ended the champions' hopes of retaining the Premier League title.
Christian Eriksen doubled Spurs' lead, after Adebayor had claimed his fourth goal in five games under new manager Tim Sherwood, before Danny Welbeck replied in vain for United.
Adebayor was stretchered off in the 70th minute, but not even that injury could take the shine off a Spurs performance that left United in seventh place and trailing leaders Arsenal by 11 points.
Tottenham were required to weather a bright and breezy opening from their hosts, but by the time Adebayor struck his 34th-minute opener, the London club were good value for their lead.