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Posted on 31 October 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Fulham boss Chris Coleman accepted we weren't at our best at Craven Cottage but rightly praised his team for a job well done.

Goals from Luis Boa Morte and Andy Cole clinched a 2-0 Premiership victory for the home side.

Coleman said: "Spurs are a better team than what we saw today. Their strikers are very lively but to be fair our defence did very well - they coped well with their attacks.

"That was Zesh Rehman's home debut and I thought he was outstanding. He's good on the ball and his positioning is brilliant. He's been dying to get his chance and now that he's got it, let's hope he keeps on performing.

"Zat Knight is beside him and he's only 24, Moritz Volz is 21 and Carlos Bocanegra is 24 - that's a young back four. Playing against Keane and Defoe is a big ask but they did very well."

Coleman admitted that the Cottagers' 1-0 victory over Birmingham in the third round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday night gave his side the impetus for the win while our exploits in winning our tie at Bolton in extra time might have had the opposite effect.

"Tottenham are a good team," added Coleman. "I think they may have been a little bit jaded from their cup match on Wednesday. But I'm not taking anything away from our boys. It was a good win and a good performance."