Adebayor infuriated some Spurs fans this week when he waited until five days after Togo's elimination from the African Nations Cup before travelling back to London even though he is the club's only fit striker.
Villas-Boas said earlier this week that he wanted Adebayor back in training on Friday, but the 28-year-old did not land back in England until 6pm that day so missed the session at the club's base in Enfield and had to sit on the bench in Saturday's game.
Indeed the only way Spurs could get their man back to Britain was by hiring a plane for him
Andre Villas-Boas: "Yes, (we sent a jet to get him).
"He arrived in Luton (on Friday) around 6 o'clock and then joined the team at the hotel.
"It was obviously good to have him.
"He helped the team get the result so it is good to get him back.
"It's very difficult. First he was authorised to come back on Friday. Some issues arose that have put that comeback in jeopardy, but he still was in time to come back and make an impact from the bench."
But Spurs are set to fine the player.
Source: Newcastle United Mad