South Africans Abroad Review: Adebayor punishes Everton after Pienaar's substitution

Tottenham Hotspur moved up to fifth in the Premier League standings following their 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday

Kagisho Dikgacoi played another 90 minutes as Crystal Palace moved to 14th place in the Premier League standings.

The Eagles cruised to a 3-1 home win over West Brom Albion on Saturday to boost their chances of playing topflight football again next season.

Palace have been close to the relegation zone for the better part of the season thus far, but it looks like they're are slowly running away from the chop.

Steven Pienaar was unable to help Everton get past Tottenham Hotspur at the White Hart Lane this afternoon, as the Merseyside club lost 1-0 from Emmanuel Adebayor's left-footed strike.

The 31-year-old midfielder was replaced by Ross Barkley in the 63rd minute, as his former club moved on top of them on the log.

In the Championship, Bongani Khumalo picked up a yellow card in Doncaster Rovers' 1-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

The South African lanky defender put in a brave performance, but was unable to stop Jose Leornardo Ulloa from scoring the winner with 15 minutes to go.

Dean Furman played the entire game and dictated the Rovers' midfield with his passing game, but the final passes weren't up to scratch as they failed to hit the back of the net.

Tokelo Rantie's AFC Bournemouth came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Rantie came on in the 66th minute, replacing another South African Andrew Surman as manager Eddie Howe looked to put their opponents to the sword.

In the League One division, Kgosi Ntlhe played no part in Peterborough's 2-1 win over Leyton Orient.

Brit Assombalonga and Tommy Rowe's late goals stole the show when Peterborough looked likely to lose all three points.


Darren Keet returned to Hein Vanhaezerbrouk's starting line-up and conceded two goals in the last 14 minutes of KV Kortrijk's 2-2 at home against Anderlecht.

Keet has kept only one clean sheet this year, and this should be a worrying factor for the South African shot-stopper.

Ayanda Patosi was introduced in the 90th minute of Lokeren's 3-1 victory over Sporting Charleroi on Saturday.

Patosi, who missed his penalty during the Belgian Cup semifinal clash against KV Oostende last week, would have been pleased to get some game time.

Andile Jali made his Jupiler League debut as a second half substitute during KV Oostende's 0-0 draw at home against Gent.

The 23-year-old South African international replaced Tom van Imschoot in the 59th minute and made a few important tackles to keep Gent away from the danger area.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's PEC Zwolle recovered from Davy Klassen's 7th minute strike to force Ajax Amsterdam to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon.

The Feyenoord defensive midfielder was not named in the starting line-up to face his Bafana teammate Thulani Serero.

Serero played played the entire game for the Dutch champions, but the South African attacker was unable to inspire his side to victory.

Amsterdam are still top of the Eredivisie table with 48 points from 23 games, and despite picking just one point away from home, they still stand a good chance of defending their league title.

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