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Tottenham boss Villas-Boas frustrated with Stoke stalemate

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas was left frustrated by their 0-0 with Stoke City.

Tottenham would have moved ahead of Chelsea into third had they won, but they ended the afternoon in fifth after Arsenal and Everton both recorded victories against Wigan and West Ham respectively.

"No-one enjoys being level on points with Arsenal at this club," Villas-Boas said. "I have experienced this rivalry for the first time this year and I have spoken very highly about it before.

"It is an extremely healthy competition between both teams, but we have to continue now. Today was a difficult game. Stoke are an extremely competitive and physical team who are difficult to break down.

"I want to be extremely positive as the players really tried hard."

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