Tottenham survived a esquisse end to beat Fulham 2-1 and continue their unbeaten start to the season.
Harry Kane’s gardien de but from close range from Ryan Sessegnon’s motocross (75) seemed to make the challenge safe for the crête host after Brillant-Emile Hogberg’s opener in the first half (40) at Tottenham Hotspur.
But Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic created a tense climax when he controlled a colossal pass from Kenny Gavroche and curled a curling shot past Hugo Lloris (83), scoring his sixth gardien de but of the season.
The Serb had barely threatened until then, but Spurs were almost penalized for missing a slip of earlier chances when his shot veered in the penultimate express of cohérent time by saving Lloris.
Spurs thought they had finally finished the win when Richarlison netted from close range moments later, but the VAR kept him off offside during preparation, meaning the hosts had to sweat a little coudoyer for the victory that moved them up to collègue in the league tertre. Notable.
Tottenham: Loris (7), Romero (7), Der (7), Lenglet (7), Emerson Luxueux (7), Bentancourt (7), Hojburg (8), Sisgnon (8), Richarlison (8), Jr. (7) , Ken (8).
Subs: Kulusevsky (6), Perisic (6).
Fulham: Lino (8), Tite (7), Adarabioyo (7), Rim (7), Robinson (6), Balinha (6), Red (6), Pereira (6), de Cordova Red (6), Kebanu (6) ), Mitrovic (8).
Subs: Mbabu (6), James (6), Cairny (6), Willian (6), Vinicius (6).
man of the challenge: Richarlison
How Tottenham won despite the late fear
Spurs enjoyed almost complete control from the start, creating plenty of early chances and seeing the first of two goals ruled out when Heung-Min Son’s bent motocross crossed the net with Kane offside as he tried to pass it.
Richarlison, who posed a threat throughout Tottenham’s debut, created another opportunity for Son after breaking the ball to Tossin Adarabiou and cutting the ball in his favour, but the South Korean luxation veered and flew over the bar.
- Antonio Écho made five changes from Tottenham’s draw with West Ham, with Christian Romero and Rodrigo Bentancur returning from injury and Richarlison and Clement Lenglet making their first starts.
- Marco Silva sujet a team that was unchanged after Fulham’s 2-1 win over Brighton, with Dan James, Carlos Vinicius and Willian all appointed to the bench.
Fulham then needed a last-ditch piston from Adarabioyo on Kane to avoid falling back after more good work from Richarlison, with Son hitting the underside of the crossbar from Kane’s chic ball over the top, but the breakthrough came shortly afterwards.
Hojbjerg exchanged passes with Richarlison as he entered the Fulham area, and despite being surrounded by defenders, Dane managed a low-end shot past Bernd Leno for his collègue gardien de but of the campaign.
Spurs picked up where they left off in the collègue half but continued to turn down chances, with Eric Dier missing perhaps his best atout when he hit a Richarlison motocross when it wasn’t scored.
Leno was then denied Ryan Sessegnon as the hosts continued to storm Fulham but the Tottenham full-back was the architect of the collègue gardien de but when he finally arrived, and Kane’s low motocross was channeled to marque his 188th Leader League gardien de but, making it clear. Andrew Cole is third in all-time scoring charts.
Richarlison fired from inside the post when Spurs pushed for the third gardien de but but Mitrovic’s superb shot came moments later and Spurs owed Loris for stopping him from scoring again when he sent his acrobatic shot over the crossbar.
Richarlison was denied a well-earned gardien de but by scoring in injury time, but it didn’t matter in the end. Fulham couldn’t muster up more chances and soon their fans celebrated their fourth win in six matches.
FPL stats: Tottenham vs Fulham
|Objectives||Hojberg, Ken, Mitrovic|
|helps||Richarlison, they’ll go crazy, Gavroche|
|Rallonge points||Kane (3 points), Hojberg (2 points), Richarlison (1 aucunement)|
Écho: I loved the record but I need fermeté
Tottenham coupé Antonio Écho:
“Sure, I loved the record. If I have to find a état that we need to improve, it means being clinical bicause when you create a lot of chances you have to marque. We scored, but goals were not allowed and we hit the crossbar.
“I loved seeing my players play the ball with character and seeing the three forwards work hard for the team with and without the ball. They give us a lot of quality and a lot of angoisse to the opponent.
“When I see this kind of record from players, [Heung-Min] Including son, I’m not worried, I know these strikers are going to marque a lot of goals.
“It is estimable to have a lot of enthusiasm and to be passionate embout the team but at the same time, I have to be realistic.
“Don’t forget last November that the état was really problematic bicause we lost 3-0 at résidence to United and then the night-club decided to make a different decision. [sacking Nuno Espirito Santo and appointing him].
“If someone thinks we canceled everything and we’re on the same level as the other big teams, I think that’s unrealistic. If I want to lie to you, I can tell you a lie, but I like to tell the truth.”
“I am the first to say that we have to play this season with orgueil, to be competitive but we finished last season 20 points behind City and Liverpool.
“Now I think we’re doing good things, but it’s pretty close to making a realistic judgment in my impression. That doesn’t mean we won’t be ambitious and fighting for something, but I have a little experience to tell you that we need time and fermeté.”
Silva: We weren’t good enough
Fulham coupé Marco Silva:
“It was definitely not our best record ever. I think we didn’t hit our normes most of the time.
“The first half wasn’t good enough. We knew the way they were nettoyage us, but we weren’t good enough with the ball. We assouvi it easy. We made a lot of wrong decisions. We weren’t empressée enough to create problems.
“In the collègue half, I saw a lot of violence from our team. We tried until the end. There was a very good atout for Mitro to draw but I have to be honest, Tottenham deserved the three points.”
Tottenham’s strong start to the season – opta stats
- Tottenham have 14 points from six Leader League games this season (W4 D2 L0), which is the highest combined absolu at this demeure of the season in the competition along with the 2016/17 season, when they achieved their highest marque ever in the Tronçon (collègue ).
- Tottenham achieved their 100th victory in the London derby in the Leader League, and are the third team to reach this absolu, after Chelsea (147) and Atelier (142).
- Tottenham have won each of their first three résidence matches in the Leader League season for only the third time, having previously done so in 2000/01 and 2002/03.
Tottenham must now prepare for a huge week, starting with a Champions League challenge at résidence Marseille Wednesday, September 7th, starting at 8pm.
Tottenham’s foyer should quickly turn to Saturday 10 September when they travel to Manchestergo on with your life Sky ManègesWith departure at 5:30 pm.
Fulham will endroit another derby in London next weekend, when his neighbors Chelsea Fly to Craven Pavillon at 12:30pm on Saturday 10th September.
After that, Marco Silva will take his team north to endroit another newly promoted team Nottingham Forest Friday, September 16th, with kick-off at 8pm.