Tottenham striker Defoe: Fulham were excellent
The Cottagers ran Spurs close.
Defoe told the club's website: "The pressure was unbelievable. Credit to Fulham, they played well. They pushed and pushed, we defended well and got the luck that we needed.
"I thought it was important that we got the two goals in the first half. They put us under a lot of pressure in the second half and it was important to hold onto the three points."