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Football: Adebayor on target as Spurs see off Schalke

Published on Aug 10, 2014 7:55 AM
Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor (right) scores a penalty against Celtic's goalkeeper Craig Gordon during their friendly soccer match in Helsinki on Aug 2, 2014.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (AFP) - Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor was on the scoresheet as Tottenham concluded their preparations for the new Premier League season with a 2-1 friendly win over Schalke on Saturday.

Adebayor's 29th-minute goal and a 66th-minute effort from much-maligned strike partner Roberto Soldado ensured new Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed a winning debut at White Hart Lane following his pre-season move from Southampton.

Pochettino, who replaced the sacked Tim Sherwood, arrives with a reputation for producing sides who play entertaining football and there were enough positive moments against Schalke to offer hope of a bright future under the Argentine coach.

Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng got one back for German side Schalke with 10 minutes remaining, but the north London team held on to secure a morale-boosting victory ahead of next weekend's Premier League opener at local rivals West Ham.

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