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Tottenham boost European hopes with Fulham win

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Tottenham kept their hopes of a European finish alive with a 3-1 victory at White Hart Lane, bringing an end to Fulham's winning run and denting their Premier League survival bid. 

Goals from Harry Kane and Younes Kaboul sealed the win, after a fine goal from Steven Sidwell had cancelled out Paulinho's strike. 

Christian Eriksen was the star of the show, with two fine assists, with Hugo Lloris taking plaudits after saving a Fulham penalty to deny Sidwell a second, as Spurs took all three points. 

The home side took the lead after 35 minutes when Paulinho tapped in a wicked free kick from Eriksen, the Brazilian's first goal at White Hart Lane. 

But they were pegged back immediately as Fulham equalised through Sidwell, after an impressive run saw him capitalise on a mistake from Ezekiel Fryers before a cool finish. 

Harry Kane put Spurs back in charge with a well taken header from Aaron Lennon's cross, to score for the third game running, before another driven free kick from Eriksen allowed Kaboul to sidefoot home from close range. 

Fulham had a chance to set up a nervy finale, when Eriksen was penalised for handball, however Lloris stood firm to deny Sidwell from the spot. 

The win leaves Spurs just three points behind Everton who occupy fifth place, and a further poinbehind Arsenal in fourth, although both have a game in hand. 

Fulham meanwhile, remain in the bottom three, as their run of successive wins comes to an end, and sit two points behind Norwich who play Liverpool tomorrow. 

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