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The Togolese forward struck twice in Tottenham's win against Southampton over the weekend as he played alongside his Spanish compatriot having been out of favour under AVB

It was a good Sunday for Emmanuel Adebayor, who hit the winner as Tottenham beat Southampton 3-2 in a thriller at St Mary's.

Having been exiled under the most part of Andre Villas-Boas's reign, the Togolese forward found himself restored to the starting line-up after the Portuguese manager was sacked last Monday.

Caretaker coach Tim Sherwood, who was appointed permanent manager this morning, restored Adebayor to the first-team in his first game in charge and was handsomely repaid.

Playing alongside normally-lone striker Roberto Soldado, the 29-year-old hit an equaliser after Adam Lallana had given the Saints the lead before capping off his day with the match-winner five minutes after Rickie Lambert had pulled the hosts level at 2-2.

It was Adebayor's first that had class written all over it, as he played Soldado down the left before heading towards goal. His strike partner proceeded to pick him out at the far post with a sumptuous cross, which Adebayor met with an acrobatic finish.

This perhaps led 77.7% of Goal Singapore readers to vote that Adebayor should start alongside his Spanish compatriot more often from now on, with the two strikers having showed potential with their partnership. Underneath AVB's reign, his favoured lone-striker formation did not seem to produce many goals and giving Adebayor a run could be a masterstroke for Sherwood.

Spurs next take on West Bromwich Albion at home on Thursday night, Singapore time and they will surely be looking to nab all three points.

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