Nov 25, 2012 at 4pm UK at ​White Hart Lane
SpursTottenham Hotspur
3-1
West HamWest Ham United
Bale (58'), Defoe (44', 64')
Defoe (33')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Carroll (82')
O'Brien (7'), Noble (29')

Andre Villas-Boas refuses to dwell on abusive chanting

Andre Villas-Boas
© PA Photos
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas refuses to dwell on offensive chanting that was heard during Sunday's win over West Ham at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has refused to dwell on offensive chanting that was heard during Sunday's 3-1 win over West Ham United at White Hart Lane.

Sections of West Ham's support directed anti-Semitic abuse at the home fans based on Thursday's events in Rome that saw one Spurs supporter stabbed.

"I prefer not to mar the performance with a situation like this," Villas-Boas said.

"You know the animosity there is between Tottenham and West Ham and as long as it doesn't reach stupidity it is a great, great rivalry of two London clubs.

"It would be extremely unfair for me to mar the performance of the players but understanding that a couple of situations are avoidable but we can't decipher the true meaning of what they were saying."

Jermain Defoe grabbed a brace, while Gareth Bale was also on the scoresheet as Tottenham moved up to seventh place in the Premier League table.

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