Sport Dimitar Berbatov (left) has joined Monaco until the end of the season

Bulgarian striker is out of contract at Craven Cottage at the end of the season

Dimitar Berbatov strokes home to give Fulham the lead

Fulham 3 QPR 2 match report: Dimitar Berbatov's rapid start leaves QPR staring down relegation barrel

£12.5m Chris Samba was culpable for both of Berbatov's goals

Bryan Ruiz

Bryan Ruiz hails Fulham team-work after victory over Tottenham

The Cottagers won 1-0 thanks to Berbatov's winner

Andre Villas-Boas

Gylfi Sigurdsson confident Tottenham will bounce back after Fulham defeat

Spurs lost 1-0 at White Hart Lane at the weekend

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas targets games against closest rivals as Tottenham aim to qualify for Champions League

Spurs lost to Fulham at the weekend in what was a major blow to their top four ambitions

Dimitar Berbatov alongside Gareth Bale in Fulham's 1-0 win over Spurs

Tottenham 0 Fulham 1 match report: Dimitar Berbatov and Martin Jol return to haunt Spurs

Fulham striker scores only goal of the game as Spurs' top four ambitions are dealt blow

Andre Villas-Boas: Tottenham must shake off traditional end of season slump

Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Fulham on Sunday

Moussa Dembélé puts Inter defeat to one side ahead of Fulham clash

Few teams dislike a derby as much as Fulham, whose record against their closest neighbours, Chelsea, is nine wins in 77 games; against Arsenal, eight in 52; and against today's opponents Tottenham, 12 in 78.

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Tottenham celebrate victory over Arsenal

Premier League: Tottenham v Fulham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane

Jermain Defoe: I've never seen such a good Tottenham side

Spurs take on Inter Milan in the Europa League this Thursday

Sunderland’s Craig Gardner fouls Fulham’s Ashkan Dejagah to concede a penalty during Saturday’s Premier League game

Sunderland 2 Fulham 2: Martin O'Neill asks for penalty consistency with team on cusp of relegation fight

Two penalties were awarded in match at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland 2 Fulham 2 match report: Simon Mignolet makes Dimitar Berbatov pay penalty

Twenty minutes of this game remained when Dimitar Berbatov steadied himself for victory. Fulham led 2-1, Berbatov was 10 yards from the Sunderland goal as a return pass from Bryan Ruiz came into his path.

Stoke City 0 West Ham United 1 match report: Jack Collison comes off bench to deliver hammer blow

After a run of one point from their last eight matches on their travels, West Ham United had a rare away win to celebrate yesterday. It was not pretty – it seldom is at the Britannia – but nobody could argue that the visitors did not deserve the victory that came their way thanks to Jack Collison's strike in first-half stoppage time.

Dimitar Berbatov shoots and scores for Fulham against Stoke

Match preview: Sunderland v Fulham - Premier League

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Martin Jol hopeful Brede Hangeland will agree new Fulham contract in next two weeks

Fulham defender out of contract in the summer

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