Harry - Arsenal defeat a blip

Tottenham manager confident that defeat to Gunners was a one-off

Harry Redknapp: The Spurs boss is convinced that his side will bounce back from a derby-day defeat

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is convinced that last week's hammering by Arsenal was a minor glitch in their season.

Spurs were beaten 5-2 at the Emirates Stadium last Sunday, despite being 2-0 up after 34 minutes.

It was another telling blow to any lingering title-hopes, with the result stretching the distance between themselves and leaders Manchester City to 10 points.

Their task does not get any easier this weekend, with champions and bogey-team Manchester United the visitors to White Hart Lane.

A win for the North Londoners would cut the gap between the two clubs to five points, but it has been over a decade since they last managed to beat the Red Devils.

Spurs had managed three clean sheets before their defence fell apart against their bitter rivals, but Redknapp is confident that they can return to form this weekend.

Blip

He said: "The Arsenal match was a blip, a one-off. It's done and dusted, history, and the players have all moved on.

"All the big teams have had bad days this year.

"We occasionally will have a day like that where everything went wrong and we have to put it right this week."