EXTRA TIME: Adebayor gets birthday gift in Istanbul Basaksehir's draw

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The 2008 African Player of the Year found a way to celebrate his birthday on the field of the play

Emmanuel Adebayor who turned 34 on Monday, scored a birthday goal as Istanbul Basaksehir were held to 1-1 draw by Genclerbirligi in a Turkish Super Lig game.

The Togo international broke the deadlock in the Faith Terim Stadium to put the hosts ahead in the 28th minute but Abdul Khalili's 50th-minute effort ensured both teams settled for a share of the spoils.

The result moved Abdullah Avci's side down to the second spot in the Turkish top-flight log as they remain level on 47 points with leaders Galatasaray after 23 games.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City player who has now scored 12 goals in 21 league matches this campaign, revelled in his birthday goal despite his team's inability to grab maximum points.

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