UPDATE 3-Soccer-Adebayor double lifts Spurs, Newcastle win again

Sun Apr 1, 2012 6:22pm GMT
 

* Adebayor puts Spurs level with Arsenal

* Cisse double helps Newcastle sink Liverpool (Adds detail, quotes)

By Tom Pilcher

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) - Two late headers by Emmanuel Adebayor gave Tottenham Hotspur a 3-1 home win over promoted Swansea City on Sunday to boost their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Newcastle United's surprising push for European football next season also continued after a 2-0 home victory over Liverpool, Senegal striker Papiss Cisse scoring twice.

Adebayor used his physical prowess to floor a fluent Swansea side and to give fourth-placed Tottenham 58 points from 31 games, the same total as north London rivals Arsenal in third spot.

Arsenal are ahead on goal difference, with both teams trailing leaders Manchester United by 15 points and Manchester City by 13.

"We showed our true class today. The confidence is building and we're ready for a run," Spurs winger Gareth Bale told Sky Sports.

Chelsea are fifth, level on 53 points with Newcastle who motored 10 points clear of seventh-placed Everton.   Continued...

 
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