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Villas-Boas: Cesar saves key

Andre-Villas-Boas praised Julio Cesar's performance after QPR became the first home side this season to shut out Tottenham in the Premier League.

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Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham predecessor Harry Redknapp embrace at Loftus Roa

Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham predecessor Harry Redknapp embrace at Loftus Roa

Spurs' run of four straight league wins ended with a 0-0 draw at Loftus Road which was short on significant goalmouth action and marked their first domestic failure to score on the road under Villas-Boas' management.

When the visitors did threaten, in good spells at the start of both halves, goalkeeper Cesar was equal to their best efforts.

Villas-Boas told Sky Sports: "We're a bit disappointed, but we'll take a point away from home and I think it's the first time we haven't scored for quite some time.

"The boys did well. We came out strong at the beginning and strong in the second half, we just couldn't keep the momentum.

"Maybe we didn't create as much as normal but we still take the point against a team that's just won away from home (at Chelsea) and is full of confidence.

"Julio made some great, great saves, and in the end they are decisive because if you score one it unlocks QPR.

"They're well organised, they defend well and can hit you on the counter, so to get that first goal was important for us. It's a pity we couldn't take those chances."

Tottenham lost Sandro to a first-half injury, but Villas-Boas said: "He should be okay for the Manchester United game next week. It's just a knock on the knee."

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