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Gylfi Sigurdsson concedes a free kick for a foul on John Arne Riise. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steve Sidwell, clearance by William Gallas.
Foul by Kyle Naughton on Ashkan Dejagah, free kick awarded. Ashkan Dejagah crosses the ball in from the free kick, Gylfi Sigurdsson manages to make a clearance.
Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Raniere Sandro. William Gallas restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Stephen Kelly, Clint Dempsey manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Stephen Kelly goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Stephen Kelly. Mousa Dembele leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Carroll. Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ashkan Dejagah by Kyle Naughton results in a free kick. Mahamadou Diarra takes the free kick.
Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Hugo Lloris makes a save.
Damien Duff sends in a cross, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.
Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Hugo Rodallega on for Mladen Petric.
Jermain Defoe gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-3 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Clint Dempsey.
John Arne Riise sends in a cross, clearance made by William Gallas.
Jermain Defoe scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Fulham 0-2 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Ashkan Dejagah produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Dimitar Berbatov. Shot comes in from Mladen Petric from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Kerim Frei. Gylfi Sigurdsson replaces Gareth Bale. Damien Duff replaces Kerim Frei. Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Ashkan Dejagah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jan Vertonghen. Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Aaron Lennon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Arne Riise. John Arne Riise restarts play with the free kick. William Gallas receives a caution for dissent.
Raniere Sandro scores from 35 yards to to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Mousa Dembele.
Jermain Defoe crosses the ball, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Dimitar Berbatov, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Ashkan Dejagah. Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Shot from just outside the box by Steve Sidwell misses to the left of the goal.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov by Mousa Dembele results in a free kick. Dimitar Berbatov takes the free kick.
Gareth Bale produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
John Arne Riise sends in a cross, Jan Vertonghen makes a clearance.
Mladen Petric produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Jermain Defoe is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.
The ball is crossed by Ashkan Dejagah, William Gallas manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashkan Dejagah played to the near post, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermain Defoe on Steve Sidwell. John Arne Riise takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Mahamadou Diarra on Clint Dempsey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jan Vertonghen.
The ball is sent over by Jan Vertonghen, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.
Sascha Riether goes off and Stephen Kelly comes on.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Clint Dempsey misses to the left of the target.
Mladen Petric takes a shot. Hugo Lloris makes a save.
The referee books Gareth Bale for unsporting behaviour.
Mladen Petric is flagged offside by the assistant referee. William Gallas takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Sascha Riether. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.
Jermain Defoe is ruled offside. John Arne Riise takes the free kick.
William Gallas on for Michael Dawson.
A cross is delivered by Ashkan Dejagah, clearance by Michael Dawson.
Dimitar Berbatov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jan Vertonghen. Jan Vertonghen takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Mladen Petric, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance. Effort from the edge of the area by Kerim Frei goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Mousa Dembele fouled by Mladen Petric, the ref awards a free kick. Mousa Dembele restarts play with the free kick.
Mladen Petric concedes a free kick for a foul on Raniere Sandro. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Mahamadou Diarra challenges Clint Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Bale has an effort direct from the free kick.
Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Dimitar Berbatov.
Raniere Sandro sends in a cross, clearance by Ashkan Dejagah.
Effort from the edge of the box by Clint Dempsey goes wide of the left-hand post.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance by John Arne Riise.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Kerim Frei results in a free kick. Gareth Bale crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Philippe Senderos.
Dempsey departure was inevitable - Jol
Martin Jol insists there was nothing he could have done to persuade Clint Dempsey to stay at Fulham and even told the American he loved him before his summer departure.
Last season was the most successful season of the 29-year-old's career, yet he made no attempt to hide his desire to leave Craven Cottage.
With less than a year left on his contract, Fulham eventually sold Dempsey to Tottenham on transfer deadline day after a period of speculation that unsettled the midfielder.
This week Dempsey intimated he could have stayed had he felt more "valued and appreciated", but Jol laughed off those comments ahead of his return to west London.
"We did everything we could do so there are no regrets," Jol said.
"He wanted to be appreciated financially and he wanted a bigger club, a Champions League club, and that is what he probably got with Spurs.
"He didn't feel appreciated financially, but I am not the one deciding over the contracts.
"He said it time after time again that he wanted to go to a Champions League club.
"Even when I said in my last conversation with him that I loved him, it was not good enough to keep him here."
Asked if there was anything Fulham could have done to get make him stay, Jol shook his head and said: "No, no.
"You know what he wanted. He wanted to go to a Champions League club.
"If you feel appreciated, you would like maybe to stay at Fulham so there is a contradiction there.
"I think he felt loved but he still wanted to move, but of course I understand what he means.
"From the first day he came back from holiday he didn't want to play here. He wanted to move so of course you can force the issue and then come up with things.
"But hopefully he will get over it and hopefully he will feel loved at Spurs."
Dempsey will not be the only player making his first Fulham return, with Mousa Dembele also set to feature after also leaving the club for Spurs during the summer.
Fulham will be able to call upon Kieran Richardson. The 28-year-old returns after missing recent games with a hamstring injury, although similar issues will keep Alex Kacaniklic and Bryan Ruiz out for a further week.
Brede Hangeland serves the final game of a three-match ban against Spurs and Simon Davies also misses out as he continues his return from a hip complaint.
Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas has ordered Luka Modric to stop meddling in Tottenham's affairs before insisting Gareth Bale will not be joining the Croatian at Real Madrid.
Modric, who moved from Tottenham to Madrid for #30million last summer, has urged his former team-mate to make the same switch to the Spanish capital.
Bale recently admitted he would one day like to play abroad, and Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for the winger as they look to kickstart a campaign in which they sit third in the league, some 11 points behind Barcelona.
Although Bale recently signed a new contract, there is a fear his head could be turned if Real's players start to court the player in the same way Barcelona did with Cesc Fabregas in 2011.
Villas-Boas admitted earlier this week that he expected interest in Bale after the Welshman's excellent form this season, but today made it clear that the winger is not for sale.
"Obviously Modric is aware of Gareth's performances because of his love for Tottenham and the fact that he is very connected with him and this football club, but it's completely impossible (for Bale to leave)," the Tottenham manager told a press conference.
"We have to protect our assets regarding our objectives. We have to qualify for the Champions League so in order for that to happen we need players that can make the difference.
"We are not looking to sell."
The Spurs boss has Steven Caulker available for the game after he recovered from illness and he also reported that long-term injury absentees Scott Parker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are expected to return to full training next week.
"They are extremely important for the club so that will be a big boost," Villas-Boas said.
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