PETER Crouch's fourth-minute goal was enough to keep Tottenham in sight of a Champions League place with a victory against Blackburn.
It was a huge boost for manager Harry Redknapp given how many of his players were either injured or suspended.
Crouch got the all-important goal when he rose above Chris Samba and headed Rafael van der Vaart's cross into the corner.
Tottenham defender William Gallas shrugged off a groin injury and took his place in the team alongside Sebastien Bassong, meaning Jonathan Woodgate was only needed for bench duty.
Anurudha Desai, chairwoman of the club's owners Venkys, took in her first Blackburn match and in a message to fans thanked them for their support.
Tottenham were without new signing Steven Pienaar after he suffered concussion during a training session yesterday.