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Gareth Bale decides to take a short corner.
Gareth Bale decides to take the corner short.
The official flags Peter Crouch offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Stephen Kelly, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Handball decision goes against Luka Modric. Chris Baird crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Alan Hutton manages to make a clearance.
Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Baird. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.
Clinton Dempsey goes into the book for dissent. Clinton Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on William Gallas. William Gallas restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Aaron Lennon on Aaron Hughes, free kick awarded. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Eddie Johnson comes on in place of Jonathan Greening. Diomansy Kamara is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by William Gallas.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Kelly, Effort on goal by Diomansy Kamara from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Crouch on Aaron Hughes. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Stephen Kelly crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Clinton Dempsey misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line, Rafael Van der Vaart challenges Mark Schwarzer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Alan Hutton takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Short corner worked by Luka Modric.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.
Shot by Carlos Salcido from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
A cross is delivered by Simon Davies, save by Heurelho Gomes.
Tom Huddlestone has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Moussa Dembele leaves the field to be replaced by Zoltan Gera.
Clinton Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Diomansy Kamara takes a shot. Comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Jonathan Greening crosses the ball in from the free kick, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.
Aaron Lennon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Jonathan Greening fouled by Rafael Van der Vaart, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Greening restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Crouch replaces Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Rafael Van der Vaart produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto crosses the ball, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.
Luka Modric takes the outswinging corner, Chris Baird makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Sebastien Bassong takes the free kick.
Tom Huddlestone gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-2 Tottenham.
Gareth Bale takes a outswinging corner.
The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
Foul by Clinton Dempsey on William Gallas, free kick awarded. Sebastien Bassong takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Simon Davies. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Shot from 12 yards by Aaron Lennon. Comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.
Corner from right by-line taken by Simon Davies.
Corner taken by Simon Davies, Chris Baird takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
Corner from left by-line taken by Gareth Bale.
A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton, clearance by Stephen Kelly.
Stephen Kelly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Murphy. Corner taken short by Luka Modric.
Stephen Kelly is brought on as a substitute for Danny Murphy. Corner taken short by Luka Modric.
A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Luka Modric from the left by-line, Diomansy Kamara manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Alan Hutton, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
Alan Hutton crosses the ball, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a comfortable save.
Aaron Lennon replaces Raniere Sandro.
Jonathan Greening delivers the ball, Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled by Clinton Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Davies.
Ledley King goes off and Sebastien Bassong comes on.
Diomansy Kamara takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
Clinton Dempsey crosses the ball, clearance made by Ledley King.
Handball decision goes against Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.
Clinton Dempsey is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Heurelho Gomes takes the indirect free kick.
Clinton Dempsey challenges Alan Hutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Roman Pavlyuchenko has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Clinton Dempsey on Alan Hutton. William Gallas restarts play with the free kick.
Roman Pavlyuchenko finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Tottenham.Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Assist by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Roman Pavlyuchenko finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Tottenham.Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Assist on the goal came from Rafael Van der Vaart.
A goal is scored by Diomansy Kamara from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Tottenham.Clinton Dempsey provided the assist for the goal.
Tom Huddlestone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey. Free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.
Centre by Carlos Salcido, Alan Hutton makes a clearance.
Chris Baird delivers the ball, Ledley King makes a clearance.
Carlos Salcido produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Jonathan Greening crosses the ball, Ledley King manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Roman Pavlyuchenko. Direct free kick taken by Chris Baird.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto delivers the ball, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
Raniere Sandro is booked.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Davies by Raniere Sandro. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Clinton Dempsey fouled by Raniere Sandro, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Danny Murphy from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Raniere Sandro. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.
Moussa Dembele challenges Alan Hutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
The ball is crossed by Moussa Dembele, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Diomansy Kamara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Pavlyuchenko on Brede Hangeland. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Salcido.
Moussa Dembele challenges Ledley King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Diomansy Kamara goes wide of the left-hand post.
Shot from just outside the box by Roman Pavlyuchenko misses to the right of the target.
Diomansy Kamara is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ledley King restarts play with the free kick.
Raniere Sandro has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
Gareth Bale produces a cross.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Shot from close range by Roman Pavlyuchenko misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, Danny Murphy makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line.
The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Danny Murphy manages to make a clearance.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee blows for half time.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Hughes leaps to Murphy's defence
Mark Hughes has defended Danny Murphy in response to the furore over the Fulham captain's comments that some managers send their players out too pumped up.
Stoke, Wolves and Blackburn were named by Murphy, who branded some tackles "ridiculous" and "brainless" and insisted managers should take responsibility.
Rovers boss Sam Allardyce led the backlash on Thursday by demanding an apology, but Hughes refused to condemn his player.
"You must recognise that Danny is at the coalface," said Hughes.
"In his view in certain games against certain opposition, opponents have over-stepped the mark.
"You have to accept that because even as a manager you don't know the intent of somebody.
"As a player I knew when someone was over-stepping the line or just making a fair and competitive tackle.
"There's a lot been said about Danny being disrespectful to the manager, but having had conversations with him he has huge respect for the managers of the teams he mentioned.
"Maybe the fact we had recent history against the teams he mentioned was fresh in his mind and he was giving examples.
"We're disappointed by the reaction to it. You must respect he has an opinion. He was being honest.
"He's an honest guy and has forthright views. He's quite prepared to have his say. He's probably been surprised by the reaction.
"He wanted to make a point. Whether he did that in the right manner is open to debate."
Damien Duff and Dickson Etuhu will miss the clash with Tottenham.
Duff is being rested in an attempt to overcome a niggling calf injury while Etuhu will be out for between two to three weeks with an ankle problem.
Mousa Dembele is available after recovering from his ankle injury but Andy Johnson (knee) is still one week away from a first team return.
Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp believes Premier League football one day will be played all around the world.
The Tottenham manager says it is the inevitable outcome from the influx of foreign owners in the English league.
In a week in which Liverpool's future has been fought out in courts on both sides of the Atlantic, Redknapp describes the changing face of English football traditions as "sad".
He said: "You're not going to bring people in from America and suddenly they are going to have real understanding of football. They buy it as an investment.
"When we started playing football Bob Lord, the chairman at Burnley, was the local butcher. At West Ham, the owner had a wood yard up in Wanstead flats, it was their club and they lived for it. The same at Arsenal and Tottenham.
"Now we are full of foreign owners. It's nice to see clubs owned by people with feelings for the club, English owners, like at West Ham. Tottenham are the same, we have English owners. It's important they understand the tradition of the club and what the fans feel and expect.
"Sheffield Wednesday are being bought by someone in the Far East - we'll all end up playing our games in the Far East. We'll end up with games all over the world. That's what will happen eventually. They'll want to take their club to their own countries to play."
Redknapp is more concerned with taking three points than worrying about resting players for the Champions League encounter against Inter Milan on Wednesday.
With long-term injury victim Michael Dawson still missing and William Gallas and Younes Kaboul back in training but not yet ready, Redknapp's big decision is whether to play central defender Ledley King at the weekend or on Wednesday. His chronic knee injuries prevent him playing twice in close succession.
But Redknapp insists the league remains Tottenham's priority.
"It is hard balancing the Champions League with the Premier League," admitted Redknapp.
"If we want to play Champions League football like Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal invariably do every year we have to finish in the top four again.
"We also want a good run in the Champions League but if you go out of the Champions League and finish halfway up the table, at the end of the year if you are not in European football it is not good. These next two league games for me are massive."
Dean centre stage in Spurs win
Mike Dean awarded one of the most controversial goals of the season as Tottenham came from behind to win 2-1 and end Fulham's unbeaten start in the Barclays Premier League.
Referee Dean allowed Tom Huddlestone's 63rd-minute winner to stand at Craven Cottage after his assistant had initially flagged William Gallas offside.
Fulham had deservedly taken the lead on the half-hour mark when Diomansy Kamara marked his first Premier League start for almost a year with his first goal for the Cottagers in even longer, but Roman Pavlyuchenko levelled almost immediately after brilliant play from Rafael van der Vaart.
However, the match will be remembered for Dean's contentious call and he and his fellow officials left the field to catcalls and chants of: "You don't know what you're doing!"
Spurs, who had come from behind in two of their previous three league games, fielded a strong line-up ahead of Wednesday's Champions League trip to Inter Milan.
The early moments of danger came through Gareth Bale down the left, the winger producing two crosses for lone frontman Pavlyuchenko, the Russian collecting the second and dragging wide from a tight angle.
But it was Fulham who should have taken the lead in the 14th minute when the unmarked Kamara glanced Simon Davies' corner wide.
Tottenham's Sandro had been impressing in central midfield on what was his full Premier League debut but the Brazilian was rightly booked for a second poor tackle in a matter of seconds in the 23rd minute.
And Fulham should have made him pay when Aaron Hughes nodded over from Danny Murphy's right-wing cross.
It was suddenly one-way traffic and Carlos Salcido fired a glorious 25-yard shot just the wrong side of the post.
The home fans screamed for a penalty when the ball appeared to strike the arm of Alan Hutton, and soon afterwards Fulham took the lead half an hour in.
Clint Dempsey was the architect, escaping the attention of surprise starter Ledley King before crossing for the unmarked Kamara to fire home.
But Tottenham levelled from the kick-off, Van der Vaart showing magnificent control in the box and chipping against the crossbar, with Pavlyuchenko converting the rebound.
The half looked set to end level but, less than three minutes before the break, Heurelho Gomes produced a stunning save to tip Kamara's 18-yard half-volley wide.
A minute later, Spurs lost limping captain King, with Sebastien Bassong coming on.
The interval also saw the withdrawal of Sandro, with Aaron Lennon introduced down the right and Luka Modric moved inside.
After the resumption Lennon made almost an immediate impact, his super cross finding Van der Vaart, whose close-range volley was kept out by the foot of Mark Schwarzer.
Fulham captain Murphy - at the centre of a media storm in the build-up to today's game - was replaced seven minutes into the half by Stephen Kelly.
Spurs continued to struggle aerially and Chris Baird forced another acrobatic Gomes save with a header from Davies' corner.
Then came the defining moment of the match, Huddlestone rifling a 25-yard shot through a crowd of players and into the corner of the net.
The fit-again Gallas was in an offside position when the ball was hit and the assistant referee raised his flag.
But after consulting with Dean, the officials appeared to decide Gallas had made no contact and the goal was given.
However, it could be argued the Spurs defender was interfering with play by actively trying to deflect the ball and the Fulham fans were understandably livid.
Van der Vaart then scuffed a volley wide before Pavlyuchenko was replaced by Peter Crouch for the final 20 minutes.
Lennon, who had made a real impact, blazed over from 18 yards and Kamara was close to improvising a flicked finish past Gomes before Mousa Dembele was withdrawn for Zoltan Gera.
Salcido failed to pounce on a collision between Gomes and Hutton when he sliced horribly wide from a difficult angle 11 minutes from time.
But the full-back made some amends moments later with a brilliant challenge to deflect Van der Vaart's close-range finish over.
Schwarzer got fingertips to Hutton's low finish and Crouch was penalised when trying to loop a header over the Fulham goalkeeper.
Kamara blazed over from 15 yards as the end-to-end action continued, with Fulham immediately replacing Jonathan Greening with Eddie Johnson.
The home side poured forward in the closing moments - and Dempsey was booked for dissent - but they were unable to find the goal that would have preserved their unbeaten record.
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