Record-equalling Kane bails Spurs out again! Winners, losers & ratings as Tottenham register unconvincing win over Fulham

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Was it convincing? Absolutely not. But who needs to be convincing when you've got Harry Kane.

Tottenham told a familiar tale at Craven Cottage on Monday night, putting in a thoroughly uninspiring first-half display before being bailed out by their joint-highest all-time goalscorer.

Kane didn't hold that record before proceedings in west London, but after swivelling on the edge of the box and finding his favoured bottom right corner, he now stands alongside the immortal Jimmy Greaves in Spurs' scoring charts with 266 strikes.

On the balance of play, that goal had not been coming. By Conte's design, Tottenham pinned themselves back in their own territory for the overwhelming majority of the opening period, allowing the Cottagers the freedom to express themselves and cause serious problems.

However, a combination of poor finishing and Hugo Lloris' heroics meant Spurs kept them out, and they protected their lead pretty gallantly after the break. A few defensive alterations killed Fulham's momentum and, aside from one late scare, Tottenham were not overly troubled.

And so they held on for just their second Premier League victory since the restart. Off the pitch, there are still countless questions to answer, with the futures of both Kane and Antonio Conte still subject to feverish speculation. But there's no denying this was an important three points which keeps Spurs ticking over in the most hotly-contested race for the top six in recent memory.

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