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Outswinging corner taken by Joey Barton, Emmanuel Adebayor manages to make a clearance.
Luke Young takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.
Corner taken by Joey Barton, Luke Young takes a shot. Aaron Lennon gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Shaun Wright-Phillips, blocked by Gareth Bale.
The ball is delivered by Joey Barton.
Luke Young produces a cross.
(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Raniere Sandro coming on for Scott Parker.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Shaun Wright-Phillips goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Shaun Wright-Phillips challenges Emmanuel Adebayor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Heidar Helguson fouled by Luka Modric, the ref awards a free kick. Alejandro Faurlin fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The official flags Emmanuel Adebayor offside. Joey Barton restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Emmanuel Adebayor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Gareth Bale delivers the ball, Joey Barton makes a clearance.
Gareth Bale finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Tottenham 3-1 QPR.Aaron Lennon provided the assist for the goal.
Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Younes Kaboul. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Walker on Heidar Helguson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joey Barton, clearance by Younes Kaboul.
Ledley King has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Corner taken short by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line, clearance made by Ledley King.
The ball is sent over by Luke Young, Scott Parker makes a clearance.
Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Luke Young results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart from the free kick, Patrick Kenny makes a save. Gareth Bale takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Corner from right by-line taken by Joey Barton. Jay Bothroyd finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Tottenham 2-1 QPR.Assist on the goal came from Heidar Helguson.
Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Blocked by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Jamie Mackie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
Foul by Kyle Walker on Armand Traore, free kick awarded. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Jay Bothroyd. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
Jay Bothroyd is ruled offside. Brad Friedel takes the indirect free kick.
Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Ledley King gets a block in.
Corner taken by Joey Barton, clearance made by Kyle Walker.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Scott Parker manages to make a clearance.
Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie. Luke Young takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Gabbidon.
Alejandro Faurlin sends in a cross, Ledley King manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Joey Barton, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.
The ball is sent over by Joey Barton, clearance by Kyle Walker.
The ball is swung over by Jay Bothroyd.
Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Brilliant save by Patrick Kenny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey Barton on Luka Modric. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from left channel, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.
Jay Bothroyd is brought on as a substitute for Adel Taarabt. Jamie Mackie is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Derry.
The referee blows for offside against Shaun Wright-Phillips. Brad Friedel takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Armand Traore on Aaron Lennon, free kick awarded. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Armand Traore by Rafael Van der Vaart. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
A cross is delivered by Emmanuel Adebayor.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Benoit Assou-Ekotto makes a clearance.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto produces a cross, Luka Modric produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Kyle Walker challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Luka Modric has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Shot by Joey Barton from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Ledley King takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Gabbidon. Rafael Van der Vaart grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 QPR.The assist for the goal came from Ledley King.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, Daniel Gabbidon makes a clearance.
Luka Modric fouled by Shaun Derry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Gareth Bale is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Rafael Van der Vaart results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alejandro Faurlin.
Gareth Bale produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
The ball is sent over by Emmanuel Adebayor.
The referee blows for offside. Anton Ferdinand takes the indirect free kick.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
A cross is delivered by Luka Modric, clearance by Luke Young.
Joey Barton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.
Rafael Van der Vaart concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Unfair challenge on Armand Traore by Aaron Lennon results in a free kick. Armand Traore takes the free kick.
Gareth Bale finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 QPR.Assist on the goal came from Aaron Lennon.
Shot on goal by Heidar Helguson from just inside the area goes over the target.
Joey Barton fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joey Barton, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.
Luka Modric concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Emmanuel Adebayor produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is swung over by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Ledley King.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Joey Barton results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Rafael Van der Vaart, Emmanuel Adebayor produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Joey Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.
Daniel Gabbidon is brought on as a substitute for Fitz Hall.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Joey Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon. Shot comes in from Benoit Assou-Ekotto from the free kick.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Armand Traore.
Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Rafael Van der Vaart. Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
Alejandro Faurlin challenges Rafael Van der Vaart unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Parker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Adel Taarabt. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Redknapp salutes Warnock`s work
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has praised the work of Neil Warnock at QPR ahead of the two teams` Barclays Premier League clash on Sunday.
Redknapp's team will move level on points with fourth-place Newcastle should they overcome Neil Warnock's side at White Hart Lane.
The newly-promoted west London club climbed to 10th in the table with a 1-0 win against Chelsea last Sunday, and Redknapp thinks the outspoken Rangers boss deserves high praise for the way he has managed the club since taking over in March 2010.
"Neil has done a wonderful job with them," Redknapp said. "They had good manager after good manager there. They all failed to get QPR promoted and in comes Neil and he got them promoted in his first season no problem. Amazing.
"I like him. He is a character. I think what you see is what you get with him."
Tottenham defender William Gallas will have a fitness test on his calf injury before manager Harry Redknapp decides whether to give him his first game of the season.
Steven Pienaar could make his first appearance of the campaign after recovering from his long-standing groin problem while Ledley King faces a late test to see if he is fit to play following his groin injury.
Michael Dawson (Achilles), Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Vedran Corluka (foot) are all unavailable but Sandro is likely to play after the latest scan on the Brazilian's calf injury revealed no long-term damage.
Meanwhile, Warnock insisted recent allegations Anton Ferdinand was racially abused last weekend have not become a major distraction.
Video circulated on the internet after QPR's 1-0 defeat of Chelsea last Sunday, with some claiming the footage showed Blues captain John Terry insulting Ferdinand using racist language.
Terry has denied any wrongdoing, but the Football Association are investigating the claims, while the Metropolitan Police are also involved after receiving an anonymous complaint.
Despite the ongoing investigations, Warnock insists it has not taken his side off track ahead of the trip to Tottenham.
"I can honestly say it hasn't really [been distracting] as we just have to focus on Spurs," he said.
"The place has been buzzing as you would expect [after the Chelsea win].
"I don't think teams like QPR win very often against the Chelseas of this world.
"I think somebody said it was over 10 years since a promoted club beat Chelsea.
"We know what kind of achievement it is to beat them even though the circumstances saw them make one or two mistakes on the day.
"That does not take anything away from what I thought was a wonderful occasion for everybody connected with the club."
Warnock could select the same starting line-up that defeated Chelsea for the clash.
The Rs boss has suggested he may pick the same team, while hinting Danny Gabbidon and Armand Traore may be drafted into the squad.
The former has been out since victory at Wolves with a knee injury and Traore has had a thigh complaint, but both trained today and will be assessed ahead of the trip to White Hart Lane.
Super seven for Spurs
Tottenham stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches and moved level on points with fourth-placed Newcastle thanks to a routine 3-1 win over QPR at White Hart Lane.
Gareth Bale opened the scoring with a sweet drive past Paddy Kenny in the 20th minute before Rafael van der Vaart added a second soon after to equal the club's record of scoring in five successive Barclays Premier League games.
Substitute Jay Bothroyd pulled one back for QPR in the second half, but Bale calmed the home fans' nerves 20 minutes from time with a wonderful curling shot after a neat exchange with Aaron Lennon on the edge of the box.
Arsenal's win over Chelsea on Saturday proved the race for the top four promises to be a tough one, but on the evidence of most of Tottenham's display today, they should be regarded as serious challenges.
A few second-half wobbles aside, Bale, Van der Vaart and in particular Scott Parker all put in almost flawless displays to highlight the clear gulf in class between the two London sides and ensure Spurs' impressive run continued.
All the pre-match attention had surrounded Anton Ferdinand's state of mind but he was named in QPR's starting line up despite the race row that had erupted after last week's game against Chelsea.
The defender quickly came under attack from Spurs as the home side took charge of the game from the whistle.
Tottenham poured forward through Bale and would have taken the lead inside two minutes had Kenny not pulled off a brilliant reaction save to deny Van der Vaart from 10 yards.
Rangers were given a brief respite from the onslaught when Fitz Hall went down for a couple of minutes after appearing to pull his hamstring and he was replaced by Danny Gabbidon.
Emmanuel Adebayor then wasted a glorious chance to put Spurs ahead when he beat his marker to a Van der Vaart corner and headed wide.
A wayward effort from Heidar Helguson was the visitors' only chance of the opening exchanges and there was an inevitability about Spurs' opener when it came in the 20th minute.
Van der Vaart galloped down the right and cut the ball inside to Lennon, who selflessly squared for Bale to bury a sweet drive past Kenny.
Bale flashed a half-volley over the bar just before the half-hour mark when he got on the end of a Benoit Assou-Ekotto cross as Spurs maintained their dominance of the game thanks partly to some expert tackling by Parker.
The home side doubled their advantage just after the half-hour mark when Van der Vaart collected Ledley King's wayward shot on the edge of the area and fired a finish that sneaked inside Kenny's left-hand post for his 12th of the season.
Modric went close to making it 3-0 soon after when he lashed a wicked volley just wide, before the Croatian crashed another effort wide after a beautiful flowing passing move.
Warnock was incensed with his side's performance as Adebayor fired wide just before half-time and he brought on Jamie Mackie and Bothroyd after the restart for ineffective duo Adel Taarabt and Shaun Derry.
QPR threw more at the Spurs defence at the start of the second half, but they were soon on the back foot again.
Kenny pulled off a brilliant save to deny Van der Vaart before Adebayor missed another header similar to the one he spurned in the first half.
Adebayor had an immediate chance to make amends when he broke free, but Gabbidon put in a crucial block to deny the former Togo striker.
Younes Kaboul then put in a block of his own to deny Helguson as Rangers upped the pressure.
The away side then stunned the home crowd by pulling a goal back. Helguson sent a header back across the box from a Joey Barton corner and Bothroyd stole in front of his marker to nod home from barely three yards.
Kenny spilled a Van der Vaart effort at the other end but quickly made up for the error by saving Bale's rebound.
The former Sheffield United stopper did brilliantly to deny Assou-Ekotto, and King then spurned another opportunity to restore Spurs' two-goal cushion by heading wide.
Despite their lead, there was an edginess around White Hart Lane, but a moment of brilliance calmed the nerves with 20 minutes to go as Bale made it 3-1.
Van der Vaart released Lennon, who then exchanged a one-two with Bale before the Wales winger clipped a clinical effort past Kenny.
Adebayor missed the target by inches after some good work by Lennon as Tottenham threatened to run riot.
Perhaps conscious of how they had conceded their first while looking for a third goal of their own, the home side took their foot off the accelerator, but Parker maintained his industrious work in midfield by putting in another crunching tackle to dispossess Barton.
The former West Ham midfielder received a standing ovation and a big hug from manager Harry Redknapp when he was replaced by Sandro with four minutes left.
Warnock willed his team on to register a token second in injury-time but it never came, thanks largely to two late goal-line clearances.
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