Villas-Boas praises 'tough' Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas praises Stoke City's resolute defence as Spurs are forced to settle for a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

Stoke are now unbeaten in eight matches with five 0-0 draws this season, the most in Europe.

Villas-Boas was pleased to see Gareth Bale and Scott Parker return to the side with the festive period approaching, adding their presence ''increases our options".

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