A grim look at Adebayor's performance against City by the numbers

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor had another game to forget against former club Manchester City.

Somewhat inevitably, Emmanuel Adebayor was substituted against Manchester City, capping off another poor performance from the Togo striker who has flattered to deceive all season.

It was one of his poorest efforts to date, which is saying something - and he does not have the excuse of just having returned from the African Nations Cup either.

Adebayor had 10 days rest after his side's elimination from the Europa League - which involved him missing a comical penalty - but his heavy legs made it appear as if he had spent the previous day climbing Everest.

Here is a look at some numbers from the game relating to the striker:

Shots on goal: 0

Key passes: 0

Pass completions accuracy: 65 per cent

Touches of the ball: 27

Offsides: 1

Tackles: 0

Aerial duels won: 3

It's pretty grim reading for the Togolese striker; his aerial ability aside, contributed virtually nothing on the deck for his side.

But the most important statistic comes next:

Tottenham goals with Adebayor on the pitch: 0; Tottenham goals without Adebayor on the pitch: 3.

To take a cynical view; the match could even be the last time Adebayor starts in a Spurs shirt. Given the way Andre Villas-Boas has rotated his strikers, possibly not, but there must be a temptation after this latest display.

Spurs fans, should Adebayor be benched for the rest of the season?

image: © Jan Solo

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