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Both Aston Villa and West Ham failed in attempts to sign the striker

Emmanuel Adebayor has scored four goals in five games since his return to the team

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A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the KC Stadium

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak looks on from the in the stands at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City set to narrowly pass Uefa's Financial Fair play test, avoiding a ban from the Champions League next season

City reported losses of £51.6m for 2012/13, down from £97.9m the previous year

Sandro (#30) of Tottenham Hotspur puts the ball into his own net after a shot by Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City

Tottenham v Manchester City: Tim Sherwood believes watching replay of 6-0 mauling could 'scare' Spurs players

Spurs were thrashed when they played at the Etihad earlier this season

Emmanuel Adebayor has been praised by Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood for his resurgence in form

Swansea 1 Tottenham 3: Tim Sherwood admits Spurs must finish fourth or it will be 'goodbye Charlie'

The former midfielder has enjoyed a strong start since replacing Andre Villas-Boas

Emmanuel Adebayor has been praised by Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood for his resurgence in form

Swansea 1 Tottenham 3: Tim Sherwood praises in-form striker Emmanuel Adebayour after brace sinks Swans

Spurs boss admits he hasn't done anything to cause striker's resurgence and admits it's his own resolve behind rich vein of form

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood gestures from the sidelines during his side's 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup third round

Swansea v Tottenham: Premier League match preview

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Jermain Defoe is reported to have agreed a move to Toronto FC after struggling for first-team opportunities at Tottenham

Transfer news: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe confirms switch to Toronto FC, but England international could return for short loan spell

England international ends months of speculation over his future as he heads across the Atlantic to join the MLS franchise

Jermain Defoe is reported to have agreed a move to Toronto FC after struggling for first-team opportunities at Tottenham

Transfer news: Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelson confirms 'top four' Premier League clubs were in for Jermain Defoe

The England striker today confirmed his switch to the MLS

Emmanueal Adebayor was ineffectual in the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal

Arsenal 2 Tottenham 0: Tim Sherwood’s misplaced faith in Emmanuel Adebayor compounds his tactical naivety

The Calvin Report: Former Gunners' striker, like many modern professionals, wants to be pampered like a dowager’s favourite pussy cat

Transfer news: West Ham give up chase for Diego Milito as Inter Milan star opts for Racing switch

The Hammers had hoped to add to their attacking line up with the Champions League winner

Theo Walcott celebrates after scoring the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Cardiff City

FA Cup: Arsenal v Tottenham match preview

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Michael Dawson clashes with Thomas Vermaelen during the north London derby in March 2013

Arsenal v Tottenham: Spurs will play with no fear in FA Cup third round tie, says Michael Dawson

Dawson admits he understands what the fixture means to both the fans and the players ahead of FA Cup third round clash

Wayne Rooney could miss Manchester United's upcoming fixtures due to a groin strain

Wayne Rooney could miss more matches for Manchester United due to ongoing groin injury, reveals David Moyes

Rooney appeared to be short on fitness in the defeat to Spurs but David Moyes kept him on the pitch in an effort to salvage the result at Old Trafford

Ashley Young goes down under the challenge of Hugo Lloris, but a penalty was not given

Manchester United 1 Tottenham 2: David Moyes labels referee Howard Webb's decisions 'scandalous' after Ashley Young penalty claim

Scot unhappy as Young is denied penalty after appearing to be taken out by Hugo Lloris and Adnan Januzaj is booked for diving

Tim Sherwood has been dismissed by some for his lack of experience but has excelled working with Spurs' Under-21 side and oversaw an excellent win at Southampton

Tim Sherwood appointed Tottenham manager: Daniel Levy puts faith in coach by handing out contract till end of next season

The former technical co-ordinator becomes the permanent replacement for Andre Villas-Boas

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