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Bale was carried off injured last night

Main man: Wayne Rooney will have to cope with the pressure in Podgorica in the crucial qualifier against Montenegro

All change from Roy Hodgson for England’s tough test against Montenegro

Hodgson is expected to bring back six players after his team’s relaxed stroll through San Marino

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Despite the fiasco of the Rio Ferdinand affair, in which he was largely at the mercy of others, Roy Hodgson has brought a relaxed professionalism to this England team and this was evident tonight as he and his players kept their focus and were rewarded.

Theo Walcott talks to Roy Hodgson

Theo Walcott ruled out of England World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro

The forward will be sidelined for up to 10 days

Bryan Ruiz

Bryan Ruiz hails Fulham team-work after victory over Tottenham

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

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.

Brede Hangeland

Brede Hangeland confident Fulham can spring surprise against Tottenham

The Cottagers play at White Hart Lane next weekend

Luis Suarez wins the penalty which helped Liverpool see off Spurs
<b>TOTTENHAM...</b><br/>
<b>Hugo Lloris:</b> One second-half fumble aside, his handling and positioning were solid and he could do little about the goal. <b>7/10</b>
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<b>Kyle Walker:</b> Kept busy throughout and was rarely able to attack as a consequence, but he stuck to his task with diligence. <b>6</b>
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<b>Michael Dawson: </b>His passing is not always as smart as it could be but there are few more determined centre-backs. <b>7</b>
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<b>Jan Vertonghen (pictured):</b> Outstanding display. Strong in the tackle, calm in possession and made several decisive interventions. <b>9</b>
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<b>Benoit Assou-Ekotto:</b> Generally able to keep Walcott quiet. One cross should have resulted in a goal for Bale. <b>7</b>

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Man-for-man marking from White Hart Lane

Emmanuel Adebayor in action for Togo

Andre Villas-Boas prepared to play 'exhausted' Emmanuel Adebayor in next Tottenham match

Striker has just returned from the African Nations Cup

Theo Walcott celebrates scoring against Chelsea

Theo Walcott eager to replicate Arsenal form for England

Striker has 18 goals for his club this season

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores the opening goal

Wayne Rooney talks up contribution of Manchester United team-mate Danny Welbeck

Welbeck has been accused of not scoring enough goals

Adam le Fondre came off the bench to grab an unlikely point for Reading

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Leandro Damiao

Tottenham target Leandro Damiao to remain in Brazil

Spurs' hopes of signing the striker in £18m deal thwarted until the summer at least

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