Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor salutes the fans after one of his two goals against Newcastle on Wednesday.
Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor salutes the fans after one of his two goals against Newcastle on Wednesday.
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NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice as Tottenham thrashed Newcastle 4-0 on Wednesday at St. James' Park to keep up the pressure for a lucrative top four Champions League spot.

It was Newcastle's fourth straight home defeat for the first time in the Premier League era.

Togo striker Adebayor turned in a fine individual display as Spurs tore Alan Pardew's depleted side to shreds. He struck from close range with just 19 minutes gone to give the visitors a lead they never looked like relinquishing.

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Brazil midfielder Paulinho scored in the 53rd before Adebayor doubled his tally with seven minutes remaining.

Nacer Chadli made it 4-0 in the 88th.

Tottenham stays fifth, three points behind Liverpool in fourth place.

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