Tottenham's eleven-match unbeaten run came to an end following a 2-1 defeat to Stoke City after a stubborn defensive display from Tony Pulis' side at the Britannia Stadium yesterday.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp
The home side went into halftime 2-0 up thanks to a brace from former Spurs man Matthew Etherington, both goals coming from Ryan Shotton throw-ins.
Harry Redknapp's side replied after the break, capitalising on their dominance as Emmanuel Adebayor scored a Luka Modric-won penalty. Things got even harder 10 minutes from time as Younes Kaboul saw red.
Rovers lose Martin O'Neill's first game as Sunderland manager ended in victory as his side beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1. Rovers took the lead through Simon Vukcevic. David Vaughan pulled one back in the 83rd minute after which Sebastian Larsson curled a free-kick home in the last minute.