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Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Emmanuel Adebayor performance on Twitter

Emmanuel Adebayor was handed his first start for Tottenham Hotspur since the African Nations Cup last night. How did he get on?

As usual it was Gareth Bale who scored Tottenham's goals, bringing his personal tally to 15 for the season as Spurs drew 2-1 with Lyon.

The plaudits will come streaming in for the Welshman, but not for the second time in a week his brace has got Adebayor off the hook.

Spurs had to charter a flight to bring Adebayor back to White Hart Lane in time for their clash with Newcastle at the weekend.

So he really owed his club a big performance tonight, with Jermain Defoe injured, it too was his chance to stake his claim ahead of the upcoming North London Derby on March 2, by which time the Englishman may have returned, and failing to take advantage would likely see Adebayor back on the bench.

His big showcase didn't exactly go to plan. He had just one shot in 90 minutes; and that wasn't on target. He also completed just 61 per cent of his passes, the worst in the Spurs team, lower than goalkeeper Brad Friedel (69 per cent).

Here's how Tottenham fans reacted to his showing on Twitter...

@vanderbeans: Have adebayor and gallas been sent from arsenal to destroy us!!! #pants#THFC

@cidl: Love those games when Adebayor is so anonymous you don't know you have a striker on the pitch #thfc

@baleajh84: It'll be nice when Adebayor comes back from the African Cup of Nations.#THFC #wasteofapairoffootballboots

@ateckham: for £100000 a week adebayor could put a little more effort in #COYS

@dancratchley: Has anyone fathomed out what purpose Adebayor actually serves? Come back Andy Booth, all is forgiven... #COYS

@gameplangavin: Adebayor is a complete liability.Poor touch, poor hold up play, poor in general #THFC #COYS

@samsimps93: Any danger of adebayor staying onside? #useless #spurs #thfc#Europaleague

@thetrevordurham: Adebayor Adebayooooor Being sold in the summer If we can find a buy-or... #COYS

@russdg14: It's getting to the point where I'd rather see Mido playing up front thanAdebayor #COYS

@tomhorn8: Holtby has done more in ten minutes and been more involved thanAdebayor has all night #THFC

@tomr555: Is Adebayor the worst No10 ever to play in our shirt? #COYS #thfc#notfittoweartheshirt #wasteofashirt

@mrjamesmccann: #Adebayor actually repels the ball when it comes close #thfc#nofirsttouch

@keitthpunter: Everyone slagging Adebayor off needs to direct their anger at those that ensured he's the only option we've got #thfc

What did you think of Adebayor's display and does he have a legitimate excuse for it?

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