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‘World class’ Emmanuel Adebayor is already proving a point at Crystal Palace

Scott Dann believes Emmanuel Adebayor is determined to show he is still a real force at the top level.
Swansea City held by Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City held by Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium

SWANSEA City extended their unbeaten run to four matches – but were held by Crystal Palace at the Liberty.And Newcastle's victory over West Brom means Francesco Guidolin's men remain in Premier League relegation danger.Norwich lost to Aston Villa so drop into the bottom three, with Swansea sitting four points above the relegation places.Swansea took the lead against the Eagles with a superb Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick after 14 minutes.After being fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the Iceland...
LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: Signing Adebayor could go either way for...

LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: Signing Adebayor could go either way for...

SIGNING Emannuel Adebayor has an even chance of being magical or a mistake — it all depends on the player's attitude. There's no denying that the former Arsenal man has quality, he can be absolutely brilliant on his day. But Adebayor has also had spells in his career where he has contributed absolutely nothing. Look at his record at Spurs, he started like a train, but ended up having his contract paid up. READ MORE: Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Emmanuel Adebayor to be held back...
LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: I'd start Swansea City striker Alberto...

LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: I'd start Swansea City striker Alberto...

TODAY'S match could be the perfect stage for new striker Alberto Paloschi to make his full Swansea City debut. The Italian, who signed from Chievo for £8 million just before the transfer deadline, was introduced just before half-time at West Brom on Tuesday night. And he put in a hugely encouraging performance. Paloschi had a couple of good chances at The Hawthorns and was unlucky not to score. I don't think he did much wrong when those openings came along. READ MORE: Michu: I...
Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Five Eagles dangermen

Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Five Eagles dangermen

SWANSEA City look to extend their unbeaten run to four Premier League games when they host Crystal Palace this weekend.Alan Pardew's Eagles side are without a number of key attacking players including Yannick Bolasie and Connor Wickham.But Palace will still include a number of players who could cause Swansea problems.Here we assess the five dangermen in the squad Pardew brings to Wales.EMMANUEL ADEBAYORThe Togolese frontman is short of fitness having ended his stint as a free agent by signing...
Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin: I wanted Alberto Paloschi,...

Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin: I wanted Alberto Paloschi,...

FRANCESCO Guidolin has insisted he wanted Alberto Paloschi, not Emmanuel Adebayor, as he gets set to hand the £8 million frontman his full debut against Crystal Palace.Swansea City's head coach worked with Adebayor during his stint as Monaco manager a decade ago, and has picked out the former Real Madrid star as one to watch at the Liberty today.But it appears there was never any chance of Swansea turning to Adebayor as they searched for a striker during the January transfer window.The...
Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson on Guidolin, goals and old mate...

Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson on Guidolin, goals and old mate...

GYLFI Sigurdsson acknowledges that Francesco Guidolin's English may still be a work in progress.But that does not stop him making his point to Swansea City's players.Guidolin will take a seat in the Liberty Stadium's home dugout for the first time when Crystal Palace visit this afternoon.The evidence on display at Goodison Park a fortnight ago, then again at The Hawthorns in midweek, suggests he will not be sat down for long.On the touchline, Guidolin borders on the hyperactive.Hence, even if he...
Alberto Paloschi can fire Swansea City to safety, reckons Gylfi...

Alberto Paloschi can fire Swansea City to safety, reckons Gylfi...

GYLFI Sigurdsson reckons new signing Alberto Paloschi can help fire Swansea City to Premier League survival.Paloschi made a highly encouraging debut after coming off the bench shortly before half-time in the midweek draw at West Brom.He adapted instantly to life in the Premier League, with his blend of energy and sharpness meaning Sigurdsson and Co had a line-leader to play off. The only thing missing for Paloschi was a maiden Swansea goal, with one effort blocked by Baggies keeper Ben Foster...
Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Alan Pardew insists injuries are...

Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Alan Pardew insists injuries are...

ALAN Pardew insists injuries will be no excuse as his out-of-form Crystal Palace side bid to stop the rot at Swansea City.The Eagles arrive in Wales in dismal form, with their fine first half of the season in danger of counting for nothing after a seven-game Premier League winless run.Palace have lost their last five in the top flight — to Bournemouth, Spurs, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Chelsea — and will be without a number of key men this weekend.Star man Yannick Bolasie will...
PREMIER LEAGUE WATCH: Berahino desperate as Manchester United's...

PREMIER LEAGUE WATCH: Berahino desperate as Manchester United's...

TONY Pulis has revealed that Saido Berahino is desperate to play a part in West Brom's bid to stay in the Premier League.Berahino has been a bit-part player this term amid uncertainty over his future and questions about his attitude.But after the mid-season window closed, Pulis hopes Berahino's mind will be on the job.He wants to play desperately, he added. He wants to be involved and we are desperate to get him involved. All the shenanigans now will have eased off...
Swansea City: West Brom boss Tony Pulis brushes off Darren...

Swansea City: West Brom boss Tony Pulis brushes off Darren...

TONY Pulis has brushed off claims that some Swansea City fans taunted Darren Fletcher over his illness in midweek, describing what went on as banter.West Brom skipper Fletcher suffers from ulcerative colitis, a condition which has seen him spend extended spells out of football.The former Manchester United player alleged after Swansea's 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns that sections of the away support had given him stick over his illness.Swansea said some of their staff were in...
Swansea City v Crystal Palace: The last five meetings

Swansea City v Crystal Palace: The last five meetings

SWANSEA City host Crystal Palace this weekend looking to extend their three-game unbeaten run. Seven points banked from the last nine available has increased belief that Francesco Guidolin's men can beat the drop. Next they take on a Palace side that sit in mid-table. Here's how the last five Liberty Stadium meetings between the sides have gone. Swansea City 1 Crystal Palace 1 November 29, 2014 SWANSEA let three points slip as Wilfried Bony's opener was cancelled out by a Mile...
London24 Feb 4, 2016

Emmanuel Adebayor claims he was one of Europe’s ‘best strikers’ at Arsenal

Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he ‘became one of the best strikers in Europe’ during his stay with Arsenal.
Francesco Guidolin warns Swansea City over Emmanuel Adebayor, the...

Francesco Guidolin warns Swansea City over Emmanuel Adebayor, the...

FRANCESCO Guidolin has warned Swansea City to be on their guard for new Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor, a man whose Premier League career he helped launch. Adebayor will be in the Eagles squad when they visit the Liberty Stadium on Saturday after making his debut for the club against Bournemouth in midweek. Guidolin worked with Adebayor at Monaco before the forward moved to Arsenal and became an international star following further spells at the likes of Manchester City and Real...
Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Emmanuel Adebayor to be held back...

Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Emmanuel Adebayor to be held back...

EMMANUEL Adebayor looks set to be kept in reserve once more at Swansea City this weekend despite the Eagles' injury crisis. Former Real Madrid striker Adebayor, who had been a free agent before signing a deal at Selhurst Park, made his Eagles debut as a 58th-minute substitute in Tuesday's 2-1 home defeat by Bournemouth. It was Adebayor's first appearance since his last game for Spurs at the back-end of last season. And ahead of this weekend's trip to the Liberty, Alan Pardew insists the...

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