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Still in hunt - Redknapp

TOTTENHAM manager Harry Redknapp insists there is still "all to play for" in the race for Champions League qualification, but accepts yesterday's 2-1 home defeat by Norwich makes it tough to overhaul third-placed Arsenal.

The Canaries - now all but guaranteed top-flight survival with 43 points - went ahead through Anthony Pilkington on 13 minutes and were then denied what looked a clear penalty for a foul by Ledley King on Grant Holt after which Spurs levelled through a Jermain Defoe effort.

It was, though, the Norfolk side who went on to claim all three points through a 20-yard strike from winger Elliott Bennett.

It could prove a costly defeat for Spurs, who have seen first Arsenal overtake them back up into third, while Newcastle are level on points.

Redknapp, however, insists all is not yet lost as they look to secure a return to elite European football.

"It is all still to play for. It is going to be close, but there are still five games to go. It is the team who wants it most," he said.