Sport Villas-Boas has promised that Jermain Defoe will not be sold in January

Following the confirmation of his move to MLS side Toronto FC, Defoe brings to an end a somewhat unfulfilled partnership with Spurs that often saw him - rightly or wrongly - overlooked

Rafael van der Vaart insists he is committed to Tottenham

Rafael van der Vaart maintains he has no reason to leave Tottenham, despite them failing to reach the Champions League next season.

Tottenham eager to finish fifth and avoid early start to season

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will be more than happy to finish fifth and secure Europa League football next season if it means avoiding qualifying via the Fair Play League.

Spurs spoil the party and close in on fifth spot

Liverpool 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Spurs seize Europa advantage with win over Liverpool

Liverpool 0 Tottenham 2

Ian Herbert: Mancini left to pursue dream which left Spurs battered and exhausted

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Defoe late equaliser grabs a point for Spurs

Tottenham 1 Blackpool 1

Video nasty as Kalou ignites title race

Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1: Blues move within three points of United but the case for a helping hand from technology is strengthened

Ancelotti: Every player has an ego. Above all strikers

Carlo Ancelotti comes across neither as an incurable gambler desperate for one last throw of the dice, nor an unrealistic dreamer with his head in the clouds, yet the Chelsea manager seems ready to put the club's late charge at the Premier League title back in the hands of Fernando Torres.

Cox cracker puts shadow over Defoe's milestone

Tottenham Hotspur 2 West Bromwich Albion 2

We don't need massive change, insists Wenger in defiant blast

Under-pressure Arsenal manager rules out summer spending spree or coaching reform / Frenchman will not give up on title race

Arsene Wenger furious over Cesc Fabregas article

Arsene Wenger emerged from the latest setback in Arsenal's faltering title assault to declare his support for Cesc Fabregas, despite the Gunners captain appearing to undermine his boss in an interview with a Spanish magazine.

Van der Vaart forces Arsenal to pay penalty for latest slump

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Arsenal 3

Arsenal still in title race after draw, says Wenger

Spurs fight back from 3-1 down in six-goal thriller as Chelsea move up to second

Spurs fight back in thriller at the Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Arsenal 3

Robin van Persie warns Arsenal over 'silly goals'

Robin van Persie has warned Arsenal cannot afford any more "criminal" lapses in concentration if they are to beat arch-rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane tomorrow night and keep alive hopes of catching Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United.

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