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Fulham manager Chris Coleman was delighted with the attitude of his players after losing Jimmy Bullard to a serious knee injury last week and Luis Boa Morte with a suspected fractured cheekbone towards the end of this game.

Boa Morte was injured in a clash with team-mate Heidar Helguson as they cleared Chimbonda’s header off the line in the closing stages and he could now be out for up to six weeks.

Coleman said: “I am delighted with the performance of the players but more so with their attitude.

“We came with a gameplan and played two defenders in midfield. We wanted to come and make it hard for Tottenham.

“They are a good team with a lot of imagination. We wanted to stop them as much as we could from playing and frustrate them.

“The performance was particularly pleasing for myself because we showed great work ethic. All credit to the players.

“We think Luis has cracked his cheekbone. There is a dent in his cheek and it has to be pushed back out so it could be three weeks or it could be six. He may have to play with a mask.

“He went for the ball with Helguson but if they both hadn’t gone for it, it would have been a goal.

“But again, we have paid the price for it. So there are plusses and minuses.”