Dec 1 2012 By Yann Tear
Fulham 0-3 Tottenham
FULHAM'S winless run extended to seven matches as three second half goals – two of them from an on-fire Jermain Defoe - gave Tottenham the points at Craven Cottage.
Martin Jol, hoping to get one over the club he used to manage, could have no complaints, as his side were mostly second best throughout and failed to test keeper Hugo Lloris.
The third goal was a dagger to the heart of home fans, with former hero Clint Dempsey (pictured) supplying the pass for Defoe's strike.
Dempsey was booed throughout for the manner of his summer departure when he effectively went on strike to engineer a move away from west London.
In contrast, there was a warm reception for Moussa Dembele, who again impressed for his new club, and who was given a good ovation when he was substituted towards the end.
After a goalless first half, Spurs went ahead 10 minutes after the restart when Raniere Sandro fired in from 35 yards and hopes of a fightback evaporated after 72 minutes when Defoe fired in his first with a low shot.
The striker tucked home the third five minutes later to complete a miserable afternoon for the Whites, who saw much less of the ball than the visitors in the second half.
Jol may be alarmed at his team's failure to offer much of a threat. Mladen Petric went close in the first half when he got on the end of a John Arne Riise cross, but the number of openings dwindled.
Even the departure of the ever-dangerous Gareth Bale with an injury just past the hour did not herald any significant improvement in the home side's prospects.
Line up: Schwarzer; Riether (Kelly 29), Senderos, Hughes, Riise; Dejagah, Sidwell, Diarra, Frei (Duff 82); Berbatov, Petric (Rodallega 79). Subs not used: Etheridge, Baird, Richardson, Karagounis. Attendance: 25,424.