In a Europa League second-leg tie full of incident at White Hart Lane, Spurs had fought back to 1-1 when Dnipro’s Roman Zozulya was sent off following a clash with Jan Vertonghen in the 62nd minute.
Adebayor immediately took advantage of Dnipro’s 10 men and scored twice in four minutes to give Spurs a stunning 3-2 aggregate win.
Garry Monk was left “gutted” after watching his brave Swansea side dumped out of the competition 3-1 by Napoli at the San Paolo Stadium.
With 12 minutes remaining of the last-32 tie, Monk’s Swans were on course for a meeting with Porto after Jonathan de Guzman cancelled out Lorenzo Insigne’s strike.
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We had chances to score a hatful in both legs. We could have got back into the game again, got a second goal and it would have been different. It’s disappointing
Wilfried Bony missed a great chance to put the Swans in front, heading straight at Pepe Reina from eight yards, and late goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Gokhan Inler saw Rafa Benitez’s star-studded side advance.
Monk did not blame the Ivorian for Swansea’s exit. “I am not going to pin anything on anyone,” he said.
“We had chances to score a hatful in both legs. We could have got back into the game again, got a second goal and it would have been different. It’s disappointing.”