19 Jan 2009

Spurs and West Ham move up

9:03 am on 19 January 2009

Tottenham Hotspur are out of the relegation zone after a come from behind 1-1 draw with Portsmouth in London.

Jermain Defoe rescued Spurs from a damaging defeat against his former club, firing a 70th minute equaliser to lift his side off the bottom of the table.

It was Defoe's first goal since returning earlier this month after a one-year stint at Fratton Park.

David Nugent put Portsmouth in front after 59 minutes following a rapid counter-attack stemming from a superb save by David James at the other end.

In the earlier game, West Ham United beat Fulham 3-1.