LITESPORT 46 Monday, 14 September 2009 London Lite I DONT KNOWAdebayor & Hughes protest-- but heres the proof BY NEAL COLLINS Modric gives Harry the Luka of a worried man LIFE without Luka is giving Harry Redknapp one of his biggest headaches. The sight of Modric (left) wearing a protective boot on his right foot was far more worrying for Tottenham and their supporters than the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United. Redknapp has one of the strongest squads in the Premier League, yet for creativity, intuition and attacking vision, Modric is irreplaceable. The managers decision to play Robbie Keane in Modrics position on the left of midfield did not pay off and the White Hart Lane boss admitted he was unlikely to adopt the same strategy in the derby match against leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Im not saying we would have won the game if Modric had played but he is fantastic for us, admitted Redknapp. We do miss him. We finished the Birmingham game with Robbie on the left, but I wouldnt see myself going to Chelsea and playing that way again. Damiens up for Inbrief Gab grabs the derby decider GABRIEL AGBONLAHOR sent Villa fans into derby-day delirium with his 84th minute matchwinner at St. Andrews. The England internationals late header sunk neighbours Birmingham who had dominated the second half. It shows how much it meant to everyone, the way they were celebrating, said Agbonlahor. It is good that weve got the bragging rights. No mountain rescue for Rom CHELSEA have dismissed suggestions that billionaire owner Roman Abramovich collapsed in an attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It was claimed that Abramovich experienced breathing problems during a failed attempt to ascend the mountain last week. A spokesman for Chelsea said: Roman Abramovich did not collapse, develop respiratory problems or require medical attention during his trip. Put your shirt on a new Kop LIVERPOOL believe the biggest sponsorship deal in their history 80m over four years can get their new stadium project back on track. Standard Chartered Bank will replace Carlsberg as the Reds shirt sponsor from next July. MD Christian Purslow said: The overall financial health of our football club is a key ingredient of being able to get the stadium project back up and running. Genoa looking genuine threat GENOA lead the way on goal difference from Juventus and near neighbours Sampdoria with each team having won all of their first three games in Serie A. Genoa came from behind to beat Napoli 4-1 after going down to 10 men when Domenico Criscito was given his marching orders in the 28th minute. Sampdoria also did it the hard way in their 1-0 win at Atalanta after losing Fernando Tissone. Juventus lost 2-0 at Lazio. It all Adds up to a great start DEON BURTONS fourth goal of the season kept Charlton at the top of League One but the striker warned there are tougher tests to come. His equaliser salvaged a point against Southampton but the Addicks were unable to extend their six-game 100 percent record. Burton said: We now face a big month against other teams (Norwich and Leeds) who have been in the Premier League not too long ago. EMMANUELADEBAYORfacesaseries of charges from the FA today but he insisted this morning: I dont know what I have done wrong to get banned. After a catalogue of controversial incidents--andafourthgoalinas many games -- in Manchester Citys 4-2 win over his former club, Adebayor added: I can go and play at the Emirates Sta- dium for the return game, why not? City boss Mark Hughes also waded in todefendhisnewly-signedstarinsisting: There was no malice intended. But our pictures suggest the 25m Togolese striker is in hot water on sev- eral counts. Adebayor faces a charge of violent conductforhisapparentrakingof Robin van Persies face -- though Arsenals Dutch striker had just attempted to scythe down his former team-mate. Adebayor is also expected to face a separate improper conduct charge for his inflammatory goal celebration, whichsawhimrunthelengthof thefield to infuriate Arsenals travelling fans. He may also be charged over what appearedadeliberatestampontheright ankle of Cesc Fabregas -- and for slap- ping Alex Song. FA chief executive Ian Watmore yes- terday confirmed they would take a good close look at the incidents. He said: I was at the game so I saw it with my own eyes. I was pretty unim- pressed when he ran the whole length of the field to celebrate. Referee Mark Clattenburg decided the goal celebration -- which Adebayor continued despite the pleas of fellow Arsenal old boy Kolo Toure -- was worthy of a booking but did not act on the other incidents. Despite apologising for the goal cele- bration on Match of the Day, Adebayor toldTheSunthismorning:Idontknow what I have done wrong to get banned. I have not heard the police or FA want to talk to me. The club have not said any- thing.Iheardthatastewardwasinjured (when fans threw missiles) and I regret that. I have apologised to Robin. It was silly to run up in front of the Arsenalfans.Butthesepeoplehavebeen insulting me all game. I didnt plan it, notatall.IdidntevenknowthatIwould score. The way things were going from the warm-up, at the end it came into my head. I would like to apologise to the steward, why not? Damiensdelight:Duffismobbedafterscoringthewinner index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html