Tim Sherwood got his first victory as Tottenham manager with a hard fought 3-2 win at Southampton this afternoon.
Adam Lallana gave the hosts the lead early on but Sherwood’s new look strikeforce combined to put Spurs level as Roberto Soldado whipped in a stunning cross to find Emanuel Adebayor unmarked in the six yard box.
Spurs went in front for the first time when Jos Hooiveld put through his own net after impressive build up work by the visitors only for Rickie Lambert to immediately bring the game level when he tapped home an Adam Lallana pass.
The second half continued to sway and it was Spurs who made the most of the open feel to game when Adebayor netted his second with twenty minutes left to take the points back to White Hart Lane.
Sherwood once again went with two up front in an attacking line-up against a weakened Southampton team who have been littered with injuries.
On the same day that Glenn Hoddle admitted his desire to take over once again at Spurs, Sherwood made his case to become the full time boss to succeed Andre Villas Boas.