Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson led his team out for the last time at Old Trafford before the late game against Swansea City and David Moyes, Ferguson's replacement, watched Everton beat West Ham United 2-0 in his last home match in charge of the Merseyside club.
Norwich City and Newcastle United ensured their Premier League survival with one match left in the season. Norwich crushed West Bromwich Albion 4-0 and Newcastle won 2-1 at relegated Queens Park Rangers.
Sunderland were held to a 1-1 home draw by Southampton and can still go down as they are just four points above third-bottom Wigan Athletic who have two games left. Daniel Sturridge scored a hat-trick to lead Liverpool to a 3-1 win at Fulham.
Spurs trailed to Steven Nzonzi's early goal but Clint Dempsey equalised and after Stoke's Charlie Adam was sent off just minutes into the second half, Spurs made their advantage count when Adebayor tapped in at the far post to earn his team a vital win.
Tottenham climbed above Arsenal into fourth place, three points behind Chelsea with one match left. Arsenal trail Spurs by two points but have two games to play.