Dempsey goal, assist lift Spurs into EPL 4th place

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LONDON (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored the tying goal on a sliding shot into an empty net from 30 yards, then crossed to Emmanuel Adebayor for the a goal-ahead in the 83rd minute to lead Tottenham over Stoke 2-1 Sunday and into fourth place in the Premier League.

Steven Nzonzi gave Stoke the lead in the third minute, and Dempsey put the ball in the net in the 15th, only to have it disallowed for offside.

Five minutes later, goalkeeper Asmir Begovic rushed out for a long ball into the penalty area by Scott Parker only to have defender Mark Wilson clear it near Dempsey. The American midfielder, seeing Begovic off his line, chipped the ball into the net for his seventh league goal of the season and 12th overall.

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