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

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

Stoke’s players enjoy beating Spurs at the weekend in their own inimitable fashion

James Lawton: Potteries robots lack rhythm of real football

The Stoke City fashioned with ferocious application by their manager, Tony Pulis, have so many admirable qualities it is not an easy thing to say, but say it one must. Their victory over Tottenham, apart from being almost entirely the result of some of the most egregiously wretched match officiating we are ever likely to see, was a triumph for anti-football. Indeed, in terms of natural justice, it wasn't very far from a street mugging.

Stoke’s players enjoy beating Spurs at the weekend in their own inimitable fashion

James Lawton: But for the referee, Spurs would have outshone Robots of the Potteries

Can anyone say watching Stoke City on a regular basis has much of an edge on root-canal work?

Chris Hoy has been mistaken on Twitter for referee Chris Foy

Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy receives abuse from Tottenham fans

One is a four-time Olympic champion and a face of the 2012 Games and the other a Premier League referee - but it appears some football fans are having trouble telling them apart.

Striker Darren Bent was unable to make an impact for Aston Villa against his old club Spurs

Herd urges Villa to get show on road with win at Swansea

Chris Herd has called on his Aston Villa team-mates to bounce back from their disappointing performance against Tottenham Hotspur by claiming their first away win of the season at Swansea City on Sunday.

The Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp, looks on last night during his side's comfortable victory against Aston Villa

Redknapp eases back on the crest of a wave

Tottenham manager returns after heart op with scarcely a stressful moment or cross word

Emmanuel Adebayor deal on as Tottenham give way

Emmanuel Adebayor is believed to be on his way to Tottenham after the club agreed to pay a larger chunk of his £170,000-a-week wages than had been first suggested. The Manchester City striker is reported to be having a medical at the club today ahead of the move.

Tottenham confirm talks over Emmanuel Adebayor

Harry Redknapp is hoping Emmanuel Adebayor will become the latest ex-Arsenal player to move to bitter rivals Tottenham after confirming today that negotiations over a loan move for the striker are underway.

Manchester City see £38m Sergio Aguero as answer to Carlos Tevez problem

Mancini pursues Atletico star to reduce over-reliance on club captain after move to Corinthians falls apart

Tottenham reveal interest in Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed an interest in signing Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Emmanuel Adebayor says Manchester City hierarchy not 'man enough'

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has accused the club's hierarchy of not being "man enough" to tell him he is not wanted.

Fair-play rules mean we can't break the bank, admits Mancini

Manchester City manager says club cannot play '£10m more' than everyone else for players this summer

Emmanuel Adebayor will consider transfer to Tottenham

Emmanuel Adebayor would still consider a move to Tottenham this summer despite claiming to have been targeted by "racist" chanting from Spurs fans during last month's Champions League quarter-final.

Holloway upset after having to break up feuding players

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway had to intervene in a row between DJ Campbell and Charlie Adam following Saturday's draw at Tottenham. The pair had argued over penalty-taking duties during the match and Holloway revealed that their dispute continued after the game.

Miracles can happen, insists Bale as he urges Spurs to go all-out attack

Tottenham need to throw caution to the wind tonight in a bid to overturn Madrid's 4-0 lead from the first leg
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – Five-star MS Swiss Corona 7 nights from £999pp
Lake Como St Moritz & the Bernina Express 7 nights from £809pp
Vietnam
Lake Maggiore, Orta & the Matterhorn 7 nights from £939pp
South Africa
Spain
Prices correct as of 19 December 2014
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there