Tottenham vs. Fulham: Live Updates and Analysis

Mike MillerContributor IIIMarch 17, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  Mark Schwarzer of Fulham saves a shot by Jermain Defoe of Tottenham during the Barclay's Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham at White Hart Lane on March 17, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Fulham captured a key three points that should solidify their Premier League status for next season as Dimitar Berbatov's goal in the 51st minute was the difference in the Cottagers' 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

The loss by Spurs definitely tightens up the battle for the final Champions League and Europa League places. Tottenham are only four points clear of Arsenal in 5th place and six ahead of 6th-place Everton.

Read on below to see the developments of the match as they happened.

 

Lineups:

Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Caulker, Dawson (Dempsey 45), Vertonghen, Sigurdsson (Defoe 62), Dembele (Carroll 67), Parker, Assou-Ekotto, Adebayor, Bale.

Unused Subs: Freidel, Walker, Holtby, Livermore.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Reither, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise, Dejagah, Sidwell, Karagounis (Enoh 78), Duff, Ruiz (Emanuelson 90), Berbatov.

Unused Subs: Etheridge, Hughes, Richardson, Petric, Rodallega.

 

Referee: Mike Jones; Assistants: Mike Mullarkey, Scott Ledger; Fourth Official: Phil Dowd.

 

Goals: Dimitar Berbatov - FUL (51st Minute)

Cards: Ashkan Dejegah - FUL (16th Minute), Clint Dempsey - TOT (76th Minute)