Tottenham Hotspur have ended the Premier League season with a 2-0 victory against Fulham but Arsenal's victory at West Brom meant Spurs had to settle for fourth place in the league.

The hosts took the lead in just the second minute when Emmanuel Adebayor exchanged passes with Rafael van der Vaart before slotting home and substitute Jermain Defoe struck seconds after coming on in the second half to put the result beyond doubt.

Fourth place finish means that Harry Redknapp's men will now have an anxious wait to see if they will make it to next season's Champions League as victory for London rivals Chelsea in Saturday's final against Bayern Munich means Spurs would have to be satisfied with Europa League.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto's injury and Danny Rose's suspension meant that Redknapp had to play wingman Gareth Bale at left-back, while Jake Livermore filled in at midfield.

Fulham boss Martin Jol, returning to his former club, was without Cottagers' topscorer Clint Dempsey, who missed out with a groin injury.

Tottenham got the perfect start, taking the lead just after 90 seconds. Luka Modric found van der Vaart, who released Adebayor with a through ball and the Togo hitman found the back of the net with ease. Van der Vaart himself fired just wide afterwards before Fulham's John Arne Riise saw his shot being palmed away by Brad Friedel.

Moussa Dembele smacked the foot of the post on the hour mark before Spurs doubled their advantage. Defoe had only been on the pitch for less than a couple of minutes when he pounced on a deflected Aaron Lennon effort and converted. Dembele almost scored late on but was denied by a fine stop from Friedel.

Spurs held on to their lead in the final minutes to finish the season on fourth with 69 points, while Fulham ended a positive season on ninth with 52 points.

Redknapp admitted that he will be whole-heartedly supporting Bayern in next weekend's Champions League final.

Redknapp's nephew Frank Lampard will be leading Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in the absence of John Terry and the Spurs manager hopes that the Blues will lose.

"Frank knows there's no love lost. My allegiance is only to Tottenham. He understands that. I want Tottenham in the Champions League next year. We've done all that we can and I couldn't be more pleased. If people start getting carried away with what Tottenham should achieve they need a reality check," the Sun quoted Redknapp as saying.

Check out some of the best moments of the Tottenham-Fulham match here:

Fulham manager Martin Jol greets Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp before their English Premier League match at White Hart LaneReuters
Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate Adebayor's goal against Fulham during their English Premier League match at White Hart LaneReuters
Tottenham Hotspur's Bale is watched by manager Redknapp during their English Premier League match against Fulham at White Hart LaneReuters
Tottenham Hotspur's Defoe tangles with Fulham's Murphy and Hughes during their English Premier League match at White Hart LaneReuters
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Adebayor, who was on a season-long loan at Tottenham from Manchester City, holds his daughter as he waves to fans after the English Premier League match against Fulham at White Hart LaneReuters