Tottenham may play in next season's UEFA Cup after finishing second to rivals Arsenal in the Premier League Fair Play rankings.

The Gunners will receive 30,000 prize money for being the most sporting team in the 2004-05 season but it will be Spurs, as the highest-placed team who failed to qualify for Europe, who will go into next month's draw with Arsene Wenger's side already in the Champions League.

Wenger claimed earlier in the campaign that statistics showed his men were far from ill-disciplined and he has been proved correct as they won the award for the second successive season.

The Highbury outfit won the highest score in terms of red and yellow cards received and other behavioural factors with their north London rivals close behind.

As a result, Martin Jol's side will be entered into a draw on June 5 to decide which European side wins one of two places in next term's competition.

Relegated Norwich came fourth behind Chelsea and therefore narrowly missed out on a place in the draw while Southampton (seventh), West Brom (eighth) and Crystal Palace in 10th ensured the teams near the foot of the table were well represented.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said: "The Premier League attaches a great deal of importance to fair play and we congratulate Arsenal on their achievement and wish Tottenham well in securing a UEFA Cup place through the draw.

"Special mention also has to go to the four teams who fought out the relegation battle and finished so high up in the Fair Play League. They clearly approached the game in the right way throughout the season and were a credit to the league."