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Urby Emanuelson replaces Bryan Ruiz.
Tom Carroll takes a shot. Bryan Ruiz gets a block in.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Corner taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.
Tom Carroll fouled by Dimitar Berbatov, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Carroll takes the free kick.
Clint Dempsey challenges Giorgos Karagounis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Clint Dempsey. Giorgos Karagounis goes off and Eyong Enoh comes on. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.
Emmanuel Adebayor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.
Header by Emmanuel Adebayor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Dimitar Berbatov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jan Vertonghen. Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance by Steve Sidwell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Carroll on Dimitar Berbatov. Direct free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.
Tom Carroll comes on in place of Mousa Dembele.
Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz from the right by-line played to the near post.
The ball is swung over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Steve Sidwell makes a clearance.
Jermain Defoe is brought on as a substitute for Gylfi Sigurdsson. Gareth Bale takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Dimitar Berbatov.
Giorgos Karagounis takes a shot.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz played to the near post, clearance by Steven Caulker.
Corner taken by Giorgos Karagounis played to the near post, Header by Brede Hangeland from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Save made by Hugo Lloris.
Steve Sidwell fouled by Mousa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.
Sascha Riether is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Gareth Bale delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Steve Sidwell.
The referee blows for offside against Dimitar Berbatov. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Caulker.
Clint Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Sascha Riether. Steve Sidwell takes the direct free kick.
Dimitar Berbatov finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Fulham.Assist by Sascha Riether.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Steve Sidwell gets a block in.
Steve Sidwell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Clint Dempsey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Dawson.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Steve Sidwell misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Giorgos Karagounis played to the near post.
Scott Parker concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Ruiz. Steve Sidwell takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Dimitar Berbatov offside. Direct free kick taken by Jan Vertonghen.
Emmanuel Adebayor concedes a free kick for a foul on Giorgos Karagounis. Direct free kick taken by Sascha Riether.
Shot by Gareth Bale from outside the box goes over the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Steve Sidwell. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Giorgos Karagounis for handball. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Bale.
Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.
Effort on goal by Scott Parker from long range goes over the bar.
Damien Duff is penalised for a handball. Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.
Shot from just outside the box by Gylfi Sigurdsson misses to the left of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Dimitar Berbatov. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Giorgos Karagounis. The free kick is swung in left-footed by John Arne Riise, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Sascha Riether, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
Ashkan Dejagah concedes a free kick for a foul on Mousa Dembele. Ashkan Dejagah is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Dawson.
Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Mousa Dembele. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Philippe Senderos on Emmanuel Adebayor. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.
Mousa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis. Direct free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Gareth Bale takes a shot. John Arne Riise makes a clearance.
Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Sascha Riether, free kick awarded. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Gareth Bale from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Dimitar Berbatov.
Dembele seeks a Sunday lift
Mousa Dembele wants Tottenham to make amends for a miserable week by beating former club Fulham.
Having overcome Arsenal in the north London derby and trounced Inter Milan in the Europa League, Andre Villas-Boas' side were riding the crest of a wave little over a week ago.
However, a 3-2 defeat at Liverpool was followed by a 4-1 second leg defeat at Inter, where only away goals saved Tottenham's blushes after extra-time.
The lackadaisical performance at the San Siro was the most concerning aspect and leaves Spurs in need of a morale-boosting victory against Fulham.
"It was a bit embarrassing," Dembele told Press Association Sport. "We thought it was going to be easier than this.
"We knew they were going to fight but it's a shame that we let them into the game.
"We had to work much harder but we are through and we have to take lessons from the game into the Fulham game.
"The thing is that if you go to a place with a 3-0 lead you take a different mentality. That was wrong.
"It didn't work, what we wanted to do. But we are through and that is okay."
Tottenham's reward is a clash against Swiss champions Basle at the quarter-final stage of a competition Villas-Boas won as Porto manager two years ago.
Spurs are second favourites to win the competition behind Chelsea, who are also rivalling the north Londoners in the league.
Villas-Boas' side sit third with a two-point advantage over the Blues but their Champions League qualification is still far from secure, making Sunday's fixture against Dembele's former club particularly important.
"We lost against Liverpool, but I thought we played well," the Belgian said. "Against Inter it was a different game to the one against Liverpool.
"This one against Inter we were not confident, but against Liverpool we were. At the weekend we have to be fully concentrated and go for the win.
"They have good players and against big teams they always play well. They are a good teams. They have some good players."
Tottenham forward Gareth Bale returns to the squad after sitting out the trip to Inter Milan due to suspension.
Winger Aaron Lennon should return to the starting line-up after he came off the bench in Milan following his recovery from a hamstring injury. Former Fulham forward Clint Dempsey (calf) is also expected to be available.
Fulham manager Martin Jol admits he is still looking over his shoulder at the Barclays Premier League relegation scrap.
The Cottagers head to Jol's former club Tottenham lying in a healthy 10th position, but still only nine points above the drop zone.
Stoke, West Ham, Newcastle and Norwich all started the weekend level with Fulham on 33 points and the Dutchman knows any one of them could yet find themselves in trouble.
"We are in a good position but you have to look over your shoulder," said Jol.
"Four or five clubs are still with us there who could be dragged into a situation you won't like.
"We always say we would like to get 40 points as soon as possible and then, you never know. Last year we had 52 points and the year before we were in the top eight with 49, so hopefully we will get 40 and then a bit more."
At White Hart Lane Jol will come up against Bale, the player he brought to Tottenham from Southampton as a 17-year-old in 2007.
Spurs are being tipped as potential title contenders over the next few seasons and Jol admits the in-form Welshman will be key to their chances
"They were 12 points ahead of Arsenal last season and at the end behind them so they were not consistent enough to contend for the title," he added.
"They are the same as they were the year before, but at some clubs you have the luck of having a player like Bale, making steps and getting better, so that is why they get better."
Mahamadou Diarra should have been the player detailed to stop Bale, but Jol fears the former Real Madrid midfielder may not appear again this season due to a knee injury.
The 31-year-old Mali international has managed just eight appearances this term and will be out of contract in the summer.
"Diarra had an operation, came back, had another little operation but it's still painful," said Jol, who will have an unchanged squad for the game.
"We will go back to the surgeon and ask for different advice. I think it will be quite complicated without an operation to get him fit again. He will be out for the next couple of months.
"He was the main man last season, one of the most important players. It was a boost for us to get a player of his quality but you need him fit. But he has promised to get fit.
"If someone is not fit you have to assess the situation so hopefully in a couple of months we will sit down with him and make a decision."
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