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10-man Tottenham loses 2-1 at home to Stoke, drops into bottom half of Premier League

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LONDON — Tottenham slipped into the bottom half of the Premier League by losing 2-1 to Stoke on Sunday, with a red card to full back Kyle Naughton capping a miserable game for the struggling home side.

Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic scored his first goal for Stoke with a brilliant individual effort in the fifth minute and Jon Walters doubled the visitors' lead in the 33rd, slotting home from Mame Biram Diouf's cross.

Nacer Chadli met Danny Rose's left-wing cross with a volley from a narrow angle to reduce Spurs' deficit in the 77th but they could not complete a comeback.

Tottenham has now lost four games at home in the league, all of them coming immediately after playing in the Europa League on Thursday nights.

PHOTO: Stoke City's Mame Biram Diouf, left, is tackled by Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason, during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane, in London, Sunday Nov. 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/John Walton, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
Stoke City's Mame Biram Diouf, left, is tackled by Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason, during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane, in London, Sunday Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/John Walton, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

"It was disappointing and frustrating. A very bad result," Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. "In the next few days, we will try to find a solution and change our mentality."

Naughton was given a straight red card in the 85th for a foul on Victor Moses.

Stoke moved into the top half with its first away win since beating Manchester City in August.

"We had a game plan and executed it to the letter," Stoke manager Mark Hughes said. "We were always a threat, we had a good shape about us, when we had the ball we broke with pace and precision and scored two goals as a consequence."

Stoke lost defenders Marc Wilson (hamstring) and Phil Bardsley (groin) to injury.

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