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Upson delighted with West Ham's defensive display

West Ham held Tottenham to a scoreless draw at White Hart Lane and gained a valuable point in their fight against the drop. Hammers skipper Matthew Upson praised the defensive resolve of his team as Michael Dawson, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon all rattled the woodwork and Jermain Defoe was guilty of missing several good opportunities to break the deadlock.

Wayne Bridge put in a man-of-the-match performance as he successfully shackled the threat of both Lennon and Bale, with Spurs' dangerous wingers switching flanks, and Upson hailed the contribution of the full-back to the result.

"We defended well as a team.

The back four had to do its job. Rob Green made a couple of outstanding saves and kept us in it. It's a good result for us," Upson told Sky Sports 2.

On Bridge's display, he added: "It was massive. The cover he gave, a couple of last-ditch tackles. He did a great job keeping Aaron Lennon quiet in the game."

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