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Spurs see off Pompey challenge

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Peter Crouch and Niko Kranjcar both scored against their old club as Tottenham remained ahead in the race for fourth place with a 2-0 win over bottom club Portsmouth at White Hart Lane.

Spurs, chasing a fifth successive Barclays Premier League victory, started slowly, but went ahead when Crouch nodded home a deep cross from Gareth Bale before Kranjcar netted from close range five minutes before the break.

Crisis club Pompey - who will face Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley - had the better of the early exchanges, but Anthony Vanden Borre failed to beat the goalkeeper when clean through and lost defender Hermann Hreidarsson to what looked a serious ankle injury, as well as England keeper David James.

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Tottenham Hotspur
Portsmouth
David James
Niko Kranjcar
Football
Hermann Hreidarsson
Premier League
Peter Crouch
Anthony Vanden Borre
Gareth Bale
FA Cup

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