Adebayor inspires Spurs romp


Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp ended an emotional week on a huge high as his team ruthlessly hammered Newcastle 5-0 at White Hart Lane.

Redknapp, who was cleared of tax evasion charges on Wednesday and was immediately installed as favourite to succeed Fabio Capello, saw his team race into a two-goal lead after five minutes courtesy of goals from Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Saha.

Saha, making his first Spurs start, scored his second in the 20th minute before Niko Kranjcar and Emmanuel Adebayor completed the rout to put the Londoners five points behind league leaders Manchester United.

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