JERMAIN DEFOE today admitted he lives in fear of the axe -- despite his best-ever hat-trick at Hull last night. Defoe scored three sublime goals to claim the match ball for the first time since December 2004, but claims he is not sure if it will be enough to keep his place in the side for the showdown at London rivals West Ham on Sunday. Peter Crouch and Roman Pavly- uchenko were named on the bench at the KC Stadium and Defoe said: I think this was the best hat-trick I have ever scored, but I want the team to push on. I am not going to get complacent. It is going to be hard to keep my place. Im not guaranteed a place because we have fantastic forwards and players in every position to be honest. You have to play well and keep working hard to stay in the side. The competition for places is intense and keeps you on your toes. When you get your opportunity, you have to take it or you wont play the next game. Robbie Keane and Wilson Palacios weighed in with the other two goals, leavingHullbossPhilBrownadmitting: From a neutrals point of view you have probably seen a team in the top four this season, no doubt. I thought there was a gulf between the two teams in terms of class, quality and the performance. Every player for Tottenham was outstanding. Thats one of the best performances I have seen in the Premier League. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp revealed hemaybeinthemarketforagoalkeeper after Heurelho Gomes limped off with a suspected torn thigh muscle. He said: We will have to wait and see if he is going to be out long term. If he is, we will have to look at that because that only leaves me Carlo Cudicini. HealsohopescaptainLedleyKingwill be fit for Upton Park. The defenders dodgykneewasswollenlikeaballoon yesterday. 36 Thursday, 20 August 2009 London Lite LITESPORT LITE&biTTer Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... lRE SPURS (L&B 19/08) Ha, ha, ha! Top of the league! 5-1 Spurs looking good! Puts Arsenals UEFA win on Tuesday night in the shade! Olivia, N10 lRE SPURS (L&B 19/08) am sure I saw Spurs at the top of the league just off to SpecSavers! SmugGooner, EC3 lLONDON LITE, are you Arsenal in disguise? Jason, SW4 No, Spurs are Ed lENOUGH of the big four. How great would an AFC Wimbledon v Franchise FC be in the FA Cup? Am Not very Ed lBUSHTUCKER MAN (L&B 19/08) When we win the Ashes will you stop boring the good Lite readers? Myles, E12 To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL ranT to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite THE JERMINATORPremier League P W D L F A Pts ToTTenham 2 2 0 0 7 2 6 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 5 2 6 arsenal 1 1 0 0 6 1 3 LiverPooL 2 1 0 1 5 2 3 MAnCity 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 WesTham 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 WigAn 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 Fulham 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 BirMinghAM 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 MAnUtD 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 sUnDerLAnD 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 BUrnLey 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 WoLves 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 stoke 2 1 0 1 2 4 3 BoLton 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 AstonviLLA 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 BLACkBUrn 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 PortsMoUth 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 hULL 2 0 0 2 2 7 0 everton 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 But hat-trick hero lives in fear of chop HULL CITY.......... 1 TOTTENHAM...... 5 The unbeatable Defoe: Jermain bangs in his last-minute third goal to complete the hat-trick index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html