Harry Redknapp predicts a tense battle for fourth

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes the battle for Champions League places will go down to the wire.

Spurs are fourth in the table following their 2-0 win over Blackburn on Sunday, ahead of Newcastle on goal difference and Chelsea by one point.

"It's going to be close," said Redknapp. "You can't really see Chelsea losing too many games at the moment.

"Newcastle have done fantastic to be where they are but they have to go to Chelsea. It's going to be interesting."

Tottenham welcome Fulham on the last day of the season, but before that have a couple of tricky away games against teams battling relegation.

Redknapp said: "Bolton are in good form, fighting for their lives and Aston Villa need a result. We have to keep trying to win the games and if we win our games no-one can finish above us."

Spurs dominated from start to finish against a Blackburn side which failed to make a single attempt on goal.

Rafael van der Vaart and Kyle Walker, who scored with a 25-yard free-kick, got the goals for the home side.

"I thought we played ever so well," said Redknapp. "The movement in the first half was fantastic.

"[When Kyle stepped up to take the free-kick] I turned to the bench and said 'surely he is not going to shoot from there' and he stuck it in the top corner. They were all laughing after that."

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