Tottenham's hopes of maintaining their Champions League hopes were dealt a blow after Kevin Doyle's early goal secured a 1-0 by Wolves win at White Hart Lane.

Harry Redknapp's men drew their previous two Barclays Premier League games and this defeat had the hallmarks of Stoke's smash-and-grab performance in October.

Mick McCarthy's side defended heroically to hold onto their lead, earning them a fourth league win of the season and boosting their ambitions of survival this season - suddenly facing Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool before the end of the month is less daunting.

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