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Sherwood hails Adebayor

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Tim Sherwood has praised star man Emmanuel Adebayor after his goal contributed to Tottenham's 2-1 win over Manchester United.

The win made it the second time they've won at Old Trafford in two seasons. Before last season, it had been 26 years since the north London club had beaten United at their own ground.

Adebayor has made a big impact for Tottenham since Sherwood restored him to the side, following being frozen out by André Villas-Boas.

He had made just one appearance, as a substitute, before Sherwood took charge, and has now scored four goals in five games under the new manager.

The 29-year-old rose unmarked at the back post to head home a Christian Eriksen cross in the first half to put Spurs 1-0 up, and led the line well until he left the field on a stretcher in the 70th minute.

After the victory against United, the Spurs boss was full of praise for Adebayor.

"He's a top striker," Sherwood said. "One of the best in the league, when he performs like he is at the moment he's almost unstoppable.

"He's massively important to us. He's happy in himself and wants to play every minute."

He then added, (on Adebayor's injury concern): "He's got ice on every part of his body so we can't tell what's wrong with him, I'm hoping he's not too badly injured."

It was not just Adebayor who impressed Sherwood on Wednesday, the head coach praising all of his squad, which is currently badly affected by injuries, for emerging victorious on back-to-back occasions at the home of the defending Premier League champions.

"We've got nine players injured so we're having to go with it with a very small squad at the moment," he added. "We just try to win as many games as we can. We'll try to dig out results and see what we can do. I think we've got good enough players to achieve something, we'll just see what that is.

"I thought we could have played better, we could have moved the ball a bit sharper because they were there for the taking, We didn't do it regular enough but games are won on different qualities. 

"We showed the heart of a lion out there. We really dug in when we had to, all credit to the lads for getting a result."

The vital win moves Spurs within two points of fourth place again, where Liverpool currently reside.

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