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Gareth Bale takes a shot. Jake Livermore gets a block in.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Dos Santos Giovani is brought on as a substitute for Jermain Defoe. Short corner taken by Emmanuel Adebayor.
Shot by Gareth Bale from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Roger Johnson challenges Jermain Defoe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick. Roger Johnson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Scott Parker goes off and Jake Livermore comes on.
Foul by Adam Hammill on Scott Parker, free kick awarded. Scott Parker takes the direct free kick. Adam Hammill goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. A goal is scored by Jermain Defoe from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Niko Kranjcar. Sam Vokes comes on in place of Steven Fletcher.
Richard Stearman receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Gareth Bale gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roger Johnson. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Steven Fletcher misses to the right of the target.
Michael Kightly leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Hammill. Stephen Hunt leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Jarvis.
Unfair challenge on Michael Kightly by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Scott Parker goes into the referee's book. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jamie O'Hara.
The ball is swung over by Jamie O'Hara.
Emmanuel Adebayor finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-1 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Scott Parker.
Outswinging corner taken by Niko Kranjcar, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Bale, Header from deep inside the area by Kyle Walker goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Kevin Doyle produces a cross.
Corner taken left-footed by Niko Kranjcar.
Scott Parker challenges Karl Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Kevin Doyle, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.
Gareth Bale delivers a pass corner to short, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance. Gareth Bale has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Roger Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Comfortable save by Brad Friedel.
The ball is sent over by Stephen Hunt, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.
Luka Modric has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Roger Johnson fouled by Niko Kranjcar, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Effort on goal by Gareth Bale from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Walker on Steven Fletcher. The ball is sent over by Jamie O'Hara, Header by Christophe Berra from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. Corner from left by-line taken by Niko Kranjcar.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Stephen Ward takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Jamie O'Hara. Free kick taken by Scott Parker.
Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the left by-line, Christophe Berra takes a shot. Luka Modric gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Kightly, Close range header by Christophe Berra goes wide of the left-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara by Gareth Bale results in a free kick. Christophe Berra takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Gareth Bale, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Kyle Walker. Booking for Kyle Walker. The ball is delivered by Michael Kightly, Header from close range by Roger Johnson misses to the right of the target.
Kyle Walker sends in a cross, clearance by Christophe Berra.
Centre by Kyle Walker.
Jermain Defoe challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Roger Johnson.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
Michael Kightly takes a outswinging corner.
Unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar by Karl Henry results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Niko Kranjcar, blocked by Christophe Berra. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Niko Kranjcar, Ledley King produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Ward, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Kightly. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.
Michael Kightly takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.
Karl Henry takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel. Kevin Doyle decides to take a short corner.
Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.
The referee blows for offside against Michael Kightly. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
Steven Fletcher sends in a cross.
The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Niko Kranjcar. Blocked by Richard Stearman.
Scott Parker fouled by Karl Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Parker.
Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt. Christophe Berra restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Jamie O'Hara. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.
Stephen Hunt takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.
Stephen Ward produces a cross.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Niko Kranjcar. Blocked by Stephen Ward.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Niko Kranjcar played to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Doyle.
Adebayor bags debut goal in Spurs win
Emmanuel Adebayor scored on his debut to help earn Tottenham a 2-0 victory and their first three points of the Barclays Premier League campaign against Wolves at Molineux.
The on-loan Manchester City player broke the deadlock midway through the second half after collecting a pass from another Tottenham newcomer in Scott Parker.
After an even opening 45 minutes, Tottenham were the better side in the second period and Jermain Defoe doubled their lead.
Spurs fans may take time to warm to Adebayor after his spell at Arsenal but more of these decisive sort of contributions will surely win them over.
A clean sheet would also have delighted Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp after conceding eight goals in the opening two games, and there was an assured display from the recalled Ledley King at centre-back.
Parker set up an early chance for Defoe after dispossessing Karl Henry 30 yards from the Wolves goal but the England striker's shot was deflected wide.
Spurs were initially the more threatening and twice came close to taking the lead within a few seconds.
First Wayne Hennessey did well to deny Adebayor at close range and the follow-up effort from Niko Kranjcar was cleared off the line by Roger Johnson.
Wolves hit back and Brad Friedel had to be alert to beat out a powerful drive from former Spurs player Jamie O'Hara after Richard Stearman had caught Kranjcar in possession.
The Spurs goalkeeper then excelled in turning a low curling shot from Henry around the post at full stretch after a powerful run by the midfielder.
Wolves were now asking questions and Friedel held onto a Michael Kightly header from Kevin Doyle's cross.
Play was flowing from end to end and King's header bounced down and over the bar from a Kranjcar corner.
Adebayor had his first shot on goal after half an hour but he did not extend Hennessey.
Spurs defender Kyle Walker became the first player to be booked for bringing down Kevin Doyle.
Defoe was looking sharp for the visitors and had a shot turned around the post by Hennessey.
Gareth Bale dragged a shot into the side-netting in time added on.
Henry was being caught in possession too often and another lapse let in Adebayor, but Hennessey was alert and able to hack the ball clear from the on-loan player.
O'Hara tried his luck with a volley from just outside the box but it was easily dealt with by Friedel.
Adebayor managed to get in a shot despite the attention of three defenders but it was deflected over the bar.
But he was not to be denied and put Spurs ahead after 67 minutes. Parker supplied the vital pass and Adebayor took the ball around Hennessey before netting from close range.
Wolves try to retaliate and Parker was booked for bringing down Kightly in a promising position.
Kightly and Stephen Hunt were replaced by Adam Hammill and Matthew Jarvis in a double change by Mick McCarthy.
Hammill was immediately yellow-carded for bringing down Parker before Spurs doubled their lead. Defoe played a one-two with Kranjcar before drilling a low shot past Hennessey.
Johnson showed his frustration by being booked shortly afterwards for chopping down Defoe.
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