Premier League Round-Up: Adebayor’s razor sharp for Spurs
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor took his goal tally to four in six days as Harry Redknapp’s side kept up their push for a Champions League spot with a 3-1 win against West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Albion were given an early lead through Youssouf Mulumbu’s header but Spurs levelled through Adebayor after his initial penalty had been parried by Ben Foster.
Jermain Defoe struck with nine minutes remaining and then Adebayor, on target twice against Aston Villa on Monday, added a third.
Goals from Rory Delap, Glenn Whelan and Peter Crouch gave Stoke a 3-1 win and increased the pressure on Blackburn manager Steve Kean as Ruben Rochina’s late consolation had little impact.
Substitute Franco di Santo piled the misery on Sunderland boss Steve Bruce as bottom-of-the-table Wigan snatched a precious 2-1 victory at the Stadium of Light.
Sebastian Larsson put the home side ahead and Bruce’s men would have been out of sight had it not been for Latics keeper Ali Al-Habsi.
However, Jordi Gomez’s 44th-minute penalty gave Wigan hope and they clinched the win in the third minute of stoppage time.
Everton recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time this season as strikes from Marouane Fellaini and Apostolos Vellios secured a 2-0 victory over 10-man Bolton, who lost defender David Wheater early on.
Elsewhere Norwich talisman Grant Holt came off the bench to bundle home the winner in a 2-1 win over QPR.
Luke Young had equalised for QPR after Russell Martin’s opener.