Adebayor double leads Tottenham in rout of Newcastle

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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