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PREMIER LEAGUE: Adebayor hits brace at West Brom as Tottenham go clear in third

Tottenham have come from behind to record a 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns this afternoon.

The Baggies kicked off with a headed goal from Youssuf Mulumbu from Steven Reid's cross from the right in the 10th minute but Spurs were soon back on level pegging when they were awarded a penalty around 15 minutes later.

West Brom defender Nicky Shorey brought down Aaron Lennon in the area with Emmanuel Adebayor stepping up and although his spot-kick was saved by Ben Foster, he followed up to bundle home for the leveler.

Tottenham struggled to shake off a determined Baggies outfit with Foster coming up with a superb save from Adebayor's 51st minute attempt from close range but they managed to go ahead nine minutes from time through a superb piece of individual brilliance from Jermain Defoe which saw him stride from midfield before sending a dipping shot past a hapless West Brom gloveman.

The result was wrapped up in injury time when Gareth Bale approached the area with some handy footwork before setting up Adebayor who finished past Foster to make it 3-1 with his seventh goal in 10 appearances for the North Londoners.

Tottenham are now unbeaten in 10 league matches and have five wins from their last six away from White Hart Lane to sit two points clear of Newcastle United in third whilst West Brom dropped to 13th following their seventh defeat of the season.

TRIBAL ASKS: Has Adebayor's move to Spurs given him a new lease on life? Should Redknapp give him a permanent deal?

West Bromwich Albion: 1 (Youssuf Mulumbu 10') Tottenham Hotspur: 3 (Emmanuel Adebayor 25'/90+2', Jermain Defoe 81') The Hawthorns, West Bromwich - 24,801

Yellow cards:WBA - Youssuf Mulumbu 39', Chris Brunt 67' TOT - Sandro 22'

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