Assou-Ekotto could face police probe

BY foxsports • December 14, 2009

Harry Redknapp's side had been beaten by Kevin Doyle's third-minute header, with the post-match incident occurring by the tunnel at Spurs' ground. Joe Jordan hauled the Cameroon international away and led him down the tunnel, then the Spurs assistant boss later gave his version of events to club's security team. One eyewitness said the Spurs defender raised his hands to the supporters neck after receiving verbal abuse. "We are aware of the incident and we are investigating," said a Spurs spokesperson. "The police are speaking to everyone involved." It was a bitter end to an awful afternoon for Spurs, who lost to Stoke at home earlier in the campaign and drew at Aston Villa and Everton in their last games. "We probably didn't create enough chances," admitted Redknapp. "We had loads of the ball, probably about 80 per cent of the ball but it's hard when teams just sit in there. It's hard to break them down and they had no need to come out." Despite their possession, Wolves goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann was not stretched until late in the game when Tom Huddlestone shot towards the top corner. It was Huddlestone who gave away the foul on Karl Henry that led to Nenad Milijas swinging over a free-kick for Doyle to head home. "I didn't think it was a foul for the goal," Redknapp said. It was Wolves' fourth win of the season, lifting their hopes of survival. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy said: "Marcus Hahnemann's not been diving around making saves everywhere. I expect my keeper to have to make saves when we go to Spurs. "I don't care about stats. Somebody told me the other day they had played well on prozone, but do I give a flying about that? No I don't. "Possession and passes and switching play and really good stuff at times but Marcus made one really good save and no, we haven't been mullered. "They have to work like that at every game. If we have any passengers we're knackered." The only negative for McCarthy was David Edwards picking up an ankle injury that could keep him out for two months. Redknapp had Luka Modric back after the Croatia international fractured a fibula in August. "He can open the door for you," Redknapp said, after introducing him just before the hour mark. "He has the ability to do that but it will be a few weeks before we see the best of him." Neither Roman Pavlyuchenko or David Bentley were on the bench for Redknapp, the latter having a row with his manager in the week for not giving enough effort in a practice match. "They're fit," Redknapp said. "I left them off the bench. There was no incident, he just played in a practice match and didn't deserve to be on the bench today, nor did Pavlyuchenko. "Other players have worked hard all week to get in the team, put in 110 per cent, I have to send a message out to them as well sometimes."