Football: Spurs edge out Saints to get back on track with Sherwood's first win
LONDON (AFP) - Tim Sherwood claimed his first victory as interim Tottenham Hotspur coach on Sunday, as his side came from behind to win 3-2 at Southampton in the English Premier League.
Tottenham lost at home to West Ham United in the League Cup in mid-week, following the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas, and Sherwood saw his side fall behind against Southampton to an early goal from Adam Lallana.
Emmanuel Adebayor equalised for Spurs and a Jos Hooiveld own goal put the visitors in front, only for Rickie Lambert to draw Southampton level, but Adebayor struck again to seal the first win of the post-Villas-Boas era.
Beaten 5-0 at home by Liverpool in their last league outing, Spurs move above Manchester United to seventh place in the table on 30 points, three below the top four, while Southampton remain ninth on 24 points after a sixth successive game without victory.