Tottenham survived a second-half onslaught to beat Fulham 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday and deny Cottagers manager Martin Jol a victory over his former club.
Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon struck to give Spurs a commanding interval lead in a lively London derby, but they were over-run when play resumed. Fulham dominated, with Younes Kaboul's own-goal in the 57th minute the result of relentless pressure from the rampant home side.
But despite their overwhelming superiority, the Cottagers were unable to convert a series of chances and Tottenham substitute Jermain Defoe scored with virtually the last kick of the game.
Tottenham is tied on 22 points with fourth-place Chelsea, which has played one game more.