Stoke 2-1 Tottenham: Etherington double, Defoe penalty, Kaboul sent-off
Tottenham Hotspur's winning streak of six Premier League games came to an end when they were beaten 2-1 by Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Former Spurs player Matthew Etherington scored twice in the first half with two goals that came as a result of the Potters' trademark long throws. The club's main exponent of those set plays, Rory Delap, was not playing, but in his stead Ryan Shotton provided the airborne assault that led to Tony Pulis getting the better of his former manager Harry Redknapp.
Emmanuel Adebayor pulled a goal back for Spurs after half-time, but their hopes of claiming a result were hit when Younes Kaboul was sent off with eight minutes remaining for a second bookable offence.
Stoke's third win in a row sees them move up to eighth in the table, while a first league defeat since August means Tottenham remain five points behind second-placed Manchester United.
Stoke City: Sorensen, Woodgate, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Shotton, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters, Crocuh. Subs: Begovic, Upson, Delap, Palacios, Jerome, Jones, Fuller.
Tottenham Hotspur: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Modric, Parker, Bale, Van Der Vaart, Adebayor. Subs: Gomes, Bassong, Corluka, Sandro, Pienaar, Dos Santos, Defoe.