Defoe penalty separates the sides at half time

Portsmouth 1 Tottenham 0

Jermain Defoe’s 34th-minute penalty brought his 13th goal in 18 games since joining Portsmouth from Tottenham in January and threatened another miserable Premier League afternoon for his former club at Fratton Park.

Pompey had issued a statement denying the club was up for sale due to crippling debts but they profited from £7.5m Defoe’s passion to show his old employees just what they have been missing.

The spot-kick came when stand-in Spurs captain Jermaine Jenas handled a free kick by debut-making winger Glen Little after Jamie O’Hara and Jonathan Woodgate had been booked.

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