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Tottenham: Sherwood gives Adebayor start

Tottenham: Sherwood gives Adebayor start

by Jon Rogers

22nd December 2013 1:05pm GMT


Tottenham Hotspur caretaker manager Tim Sherwood has given Emmanuel Adebayor his first Premier League start of the season.

Sherwood has changed his offensive strategy playing Adebayor along with Roberto Soldado, Lewis Holtby sits on the bench after his appearance in the League Cup game against West Ham United while Christian Eriksen gets to take the field from the start.

Defender Vlad Chiriches remains in the starting line-up. Danny Rose, who makes is first league start since September, also stays in Sherwood’s defensive line along with Kyle Walker while Michael Dawson makes a return.

Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela also gets a game while Andros Townsend is out. Hugo Lloris is once dons the goalkeeper’s gloves.

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Rose; Lamela, Dembele, Eriksen, Sigurdsson; Adebayor, Soldado.

Subs: Friedel, Capoue, Fredericks, Bentaleb, Holtby, Chadli, Defoe.

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