Tottenham needed two "brilliant goals" to break Fulham and can now start to think about reaching the Premier League top four.
Sascha Riether will return from a three-match suspension for new manager Rene Meulensteen's first game in charge.
Manchester City ran riot against Tottenham as they cruised to a 6-0 win in the Premier League clash at the Etihad stadium.
Fulham defender Brede Hangeland will miss the Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea because of a sciatic nerve problem.
Dietmar Hamann has mocked England for making Andros Townsend their saviour, while Steven Gerrard is full of pre-game bluster.
Liverpool and Manchester United are to scrap for the signing of a Fulham starlet - and all the other stories from the papers.
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has featured for their youth team in his first appearance for nearly a year.
First-half goals from Jermain Defoe and Nacer Chadli earned Tottenham a 2-0 win over Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League.
Injured striker Christian Benteke was included in Belgium's squad by coach Marc Wilmots on Thursday.
Belgium have selected teenager Zakaria Bakkali for their World Cup qualifier against Scotland next week.
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots named the following 24-man squad on Thursday for the 2014 World Cup qualifier away to Scotland on Sept.6.
Michael Laudrup admits he had not heard of a single Petrolul Ploiesti player before the draw for the Europa League play-offs.
Gareth Bale masked a horrid performance from Tottenham as his late goal proved enough to beat Southampton 1-0 at home.
All the team news ahead of the weekend's fixtures in the Premier League.
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