Benoit and fan set to bury hatchet

Assou-Ekotto confronted the supporter next to the tunnel at White

Hart Lane moments after the final whistle of the 1-0 Premier League

defeat to Wolves and had to be pulled away by Spurs assistant boss

Joe Jordan, who then led the 25-year-old Cameroon international

down the tunnel. Police said on Sunday they were investigating “an

allegation of assault”‘ in relation to the incident, while the

Football Association were awaiting reports from the game before

deciding whether to investigate. However, a statement from

Tottenham on Monday night read: “The club takes the conduct of our

supporters and players, and the relationship between them, very

seriously. “We understand that the supporter has now withdrawn the

complaint and that he and Benoit are due to speak this week to

bring an amicable end to the matter.” Harry Redknapp’s men were

jeered off after the defeat to Wolves which dented their hopes of

maintaining a challenge for the Champions League this season. They

had already lost to Stoke at home this season and Redknapp said:

“We have to pick ourselves up on Wednesday against Manchester City.

“You have days it goes your way, some days it doesn’t.”