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H. Reed
Yellow Card
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J. Bryan
A. Robinson
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G. Bale
Yellow Card
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A. Lookman
Yellow Card
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T. Adarabioyo
Own Goal
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That is all from this Premier League fixture, until next time!
Mourinho's team move within touching distance of the Champions League spots, three points behind fourth-placed West Ham. The visitors next host Crystal Palace before a Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb. Fulham, who fail to put pressure on Newcastle United and remain three points away from safety, next face the thankless task of a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool.
The visitors started brightly at Craven Cottage and deservedly took the lead in the 19th minute. After initially thinking Alli had scored with a smart flick-on at the near post, it was later confirmed Adarabioyo had turned the ball into his own net. Maja then thought he had equalised in the second half, only for his left-footed strike to be ruled out by VAR for a Lemina handball in the build-up. Spurs make it two Premier League wins on the bounce, as they defeat Parker's side 1-0 here.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: FULHAM 0-1 TOTTENHAM
H. Reed
Yellow Card
90' + 4' For his foul on Kane and perhaps the verbal exchanges after, Reed goes into Coote's book in the closing moments of this fixture.
90' + 4' Kane invites the foul of Reed and the midfielder duly obliges, bringing down the away side's captain and offering Spurs a chance to waste some more vital seconds.
90' + 3' Lemina drives a cross towards the front post but Sanchez and Hojbjerg combine to clear long towards Kane. The hosts then regroup, looking for Maja in the area but Son does well to head out of play on the right-hand side.
90' + 2' Son works hard for his team-mates, covering a lot of ground to do his defensive duties and forcing Aina into conceding a throw-in. While it seems like a little task, the Spurs bench are delighted by the South Korean's effort and stand up in applause.
90' Kane avoids the challenges of Aina and Lemina, heading straight to the corner flag and making the visitors' intentions in the final minutes very clear. As the away side's captain attempts to protect possession in the corner, the fourth official indicates there will be four minutes of added time.
89' Doherty doesn't take any risks at all at the back post, sliding in in front of Lookman to turn it behind for a corner after an impressive Maja cross. From the resulting corner, Lloris rises highest above his team-mates to collect the set-piece and take charge of the situation.
87' Lemina attempts an ambitious pass, looking for the run of Maja in behind Davies and Alderweireld. The Belgian centre-back is alert to the danger, rushing across to shepherd the throughball out of play for a goal-kick to the visitors.
86' Lookman finds a yard of space to be released by Zambo Anguissa and then cuts back for Mitrovic. The Serbian fails to gamble at the near post, which allows Lloris to dive on the loose ball before the striker can capitalise.
85' Fulham have won only one of their previous 14 Premier League games played in midweek (Tues, Weds, Thurs), winning 4-2 versus Brighton in January 2019 (D6 L7) – four of their six such games this season have ended in draws (L2). Their torrid run of midweek form looks set to go on here unless they can find a crucial, late equaliser.
84' GREAT SAVE! Sissoko drifts out wide, sliding a pass into the feet of Lamela. The Argentine opts to pass from outside the area, playing a throughball to Kane, who fails to lift his shot over the incoming Areola and the French goalkeeper makes an important save for the hosts as this game approaches its final stages.
83' Mitrovic causes a bit of confusion between Sanchez and Lloris but the French goalkeeper decides to take charge, smashing a clearance high into the stands at Craven Cottage. Not only could this be back-to-back wins for Mourinho's men, it could also be back-to-back clean sheets if things carry on as they are.
82' Zambo Anguissa shows quick feet, dropping his shoulder to escape the attentions of Doherty. However, after doing the hard work, the substitute midfielder's touch lets him down and Spurs get the goal-kick, which Lloris launches long.
81' Lamela, clutching the touchline, dances around Andersen and tries to pull back for Kane at the near post. Fortunately for Parker's men, they recover and manage to shelter the chance away from the visitors' captain before clearing long down the left.
80' VAR insists play waits as they check for a potential handball by Maja from the resulting corner. After the briefest of pauses, referee Coote gets play back underway as VAR deems Maja has not handled the ball.
79' Kane and Son take it in turns to pick up and put down the ball for a throw-in before deciding that Davies can take it. Spurs are entering the territory where they may begin to waste time to priortise the three points at Craven Cottage. Nevertheless, after taking an age over the throw, they win a corner on the left-hand side.
77' Lamela gets his first touch of the ball, however, with no one around him, the Argentine chooses a rather strange option of shooting from range. Unsurprisingly, the effort trickles through to Areola, who quickly throws it out to Andersen to get Fulham's attack underway.
E. Lamela
T. Ndombèlé
75' The visitors' third change sees Lamela replace Ndombele. Sissoko will now sit deeper and partner Hojbjerg in the middle of the park.
J. Bryan
A. Robinson
75' On the left-hand side, Parker opts for the fresher legs of Bryan and brings off Robinson to give the American a rest.
74' Maja drifts towards the far post and Lookman acknowledges his run, attempting to pick him out with a floated cross into the area. Davies does well to retreat, heading into the air and Lloris then collects the loose ball to avert the danger.
73' Lookman brings down another of Andersen's diagonal passes but, after two or three attempts, he fails to lose the attention of Sanchez and Doherty, as the pair combine to block before Lloris can be tested to the left of his goal.
A. Mitrović
Ivan Cavaleiro
71' Cavaleiro's game is over as Parker sends on Mitrovic to go and hassle Sanchez and Alderweireld up top. It looks like for the time being, Maja will move out to the right-hand side to accomodate for the Serbian forward's arrival.
70' Cavaleiro goes in search of Maja, who thought he had equalised five or so minutes ago, but the chance fades away as the hosts' forward has strayed into an offside position at the back post. Parker cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline and it looks like he is about to make another change.
69' The introduction of Sissoko perhaps pays credit to Fulham's relative domination in this half. The Frenchman will offer the away side some more defensive protection and while Alli performed well in his second start of the season, the substitution by Mourinho is understandable.
Lucas Moura
G. Bale
68' Bale fails to have the same impact he did against Burnley and Mourinho brings him off for Lucas as part of his second-half double change.
68' The visitors have only won more Premier League London derbies against West Ham (24) than they have versus Fulham (15). At the moment, they look to make it sixteen wins against the Cottagers, which would take them within three points of fourth-placed West Ham.
M. Sissoko
D. Alli
67' Mourinho makes a double change at Craven Cottage. The first of which sees Alli, whose first-half goal ended up being credited to Adarabioyo, brought off for Sissoko in midfield.
66' Zambo Anguissa's first involvement sees him win a corner on the left-hand side. Cavaleiro sends in his inswinging set-piece but Maja can only flick his header into a Tottenham body and out for another corner.
A. Zambo Anguissa
R. Loftus-Cheek
64' Loftus-Cheek comes off for Zambo Anguissa as Parker makes his first change of the game.
64' NO GOAL! The score stays at 1-0 to Spurs, after VAR deems Lemina to have handled the ball on the edge of the area to initially tee up Maja. The replays may suggest the decision is harsh, however, Lemina's handball directly set-up the potential equaliser so the goal can't stand.
63' GOALLLLLLL!! Maja drives a left-footed finish into the bottom right corner past Lloris. Spurs had two or three chances to clear with the ball cannoning all over the place and Maja makes them pay for failing to clear their lines! VAR is going to have a look at the goal, however, for a potential handball by Lemina.
62' Lookman and Loftus-Cheek exchange a one-two in the left-hand channel, with the latter finding room around 25 yards from goal to shoot. Lloris sees it all the way as he watches Loftus-Cheek's effort fly over the bar.
61' Lemina is afforded far too much room outside the box, eventually firing into the feet of Loftus-Cheek to the left of goal. The Fulham midfielder spins with the pass but Sanchez recovers exceptionally to dispossess Loftus-Cheek and clear long.
60' Bale decides after not being able to take the free-kick quickly, he will instead shoot from range. The Welshman's effort cannons into the wall before Kane releases Alli over the top, however, Areola is quick off his line to collect in front of Alli inside the area.
58' Ndombele powers through the centre of the pitch, evading the pressure of Lookman and drawing the foul from Lemina. Bale tries to take the set-piece quickly, firing his cross into Maja but referee Coote insists that play doesn't restart until he blows his whistle.
57' Robinson ignores the wide option of Lookman, instead crossing to Maja near the penalty spot. The Cottagers' forward looks to have a chance to shoot until Alderweireld shows all of his experience, nudging Maja out the way and playing back to the feet of Lloris.
56' Andersen's poor touch at the back offers Kane a chance to intercept, with the loose ball falling to the feet of Son. There looks to be an opportunity to break on the counter-attack, however, Aina is alert to the danger and manages to step in, clearing long before Son can find Alli.
55' No side has netted fewer home goals than Fulham in the Premier League this season, with the Cottagers netting just eight in their 13 games at Craven Cottage. Andersen's headed effort moments ago was there first shot on target of this game. How long will Parker leave it before introducing the likes of Mitrovic?
53' SAVE! From the resulting corner, Adarabioyo emphatically meets Lookman's outswinging delivery but his header is saved by Lloris, who dives to his left and keeps hold of the ball without offering any chance of a rebound.
52' CLOSE! Cavaleiro sends in the wide set-piece, rifling in a curling cross towards the front post. Andersen outjumps Sanchez, flicking a header towards the far post, where Lloris is forced into tipping over for a corner to the home side.
51' Aina drifts inside and demands Coote gives the hosts a free-kick for a foul on the right-back in the middle of the pitch. The referee disagrees but then awards the Cottagers a free-kick on the left-hand side for a foul on Lookman.
49' Bale drills into the feet of Son, who instantly tries to pass the ball on to the run of Alli on the right-hand side. Fortunately for the hosts, Andersen is there to make a last-ditch tackle and stop the English midfielder from progressing towards goal.
48' After the half-time break, it looks like Parker has opted to push Loftus-Cheek further forward, as the midfielder now joins Maja up top in what looks to be more like a 4-4-2 formation.
47' The Cottagers have won just one of their last 59 Premier League games when trailing at half-time (D6 L52), a 4-2 win over Brighton in January 2019.
46' Both sets of players have returned after half-time at Craven Cottage and referee Coote gets this Premier League fixture back underway!
Mourinho will simply be asking for more of the same from his team, who were excellent in the first half, and could have had a goal or two more if they were more clinical. Parker will be frustrated as his side have barely got near their opponents. The hosts could look to Mitrovic or Zambo Anguissa off the bench, if they feel they require some added attacking impetus to get back into this fixture.
After Bale and Kane went close for the visitors, it came as no surprise when the away side scored in the 19th minute. With the opener originally being credited to Alli, before it was decided to be an Adarabioyo own goal, Mourinho's choice to give Alli his second start of the season was already justified. While Lemina went close at the end of the half, Fulham have rarely tested Lloris and that is why they go in 1-0 down at the break.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: FULHAM 0-1 TOTTENHAM
45' + 2' OVER! Robinson turns Sanchez and Ndombele one way and then the other, finding Maja, who offloads to Lemina on the edge of the area. The midfielder, perhaps aware of Hojbjerg's presence, rushes his shot and wastes the opportunity as he blazes well over the bar. A great chance for the hosts on the stroke of half-time doesn't get taken.
G. Bale
Yellow Card
45' + 1' Bale attempts to stop Loftus-Cheek's driving run with a wild sliding challenge in the middle of the park. The Welshman catches the midfielder late and he becomes the first Spurs name in Coote's book.
45' + 1' The fourth official indicates there will be two minutes of added time as Doherty launches a long throw-in down the right-hand touchline, which Adarabioyo heads clear.
45' Kane slides in the overlapping run of Doherty but the right-back's cross is far too strong as he overhits it out of play when looking for Son at the back post. The hosts can't keep up with the visitors' runners at the minute and they are in desperate need of the half-time whistle here.
44' Tottenham have lost their last three Premier League away games, as many as they had in their previous 17 on the road (W7 D7). Mourinho has never lost four consecutive away league games in his managerial career. Could their poor run of form away from home finally come to an end at Craven Cottage?
43' Sanchez looks for the run of Bale in behind the Fulham defence but the Welshman ends up on the floor in the right-hand channel. Bale then gets up with no complaints, has a few words with Adarabioyo and play resumes with Areola's goal-kick.
41' The away side go on the attacking charge again, with Son and Alli making smart runs inside. Bale opts for the run of Alli, however, the Welshman overhits his throughball and it races through to the hands of Areola.
40' WIDE! Alli has acres of space to ponder his options inside the area, eventually crossing towards Son at the back post. The South Korean has managed to evade Aina but can then only head just wide of Areola's right-hand post from close range. Robinson, perhaps aware of Dohery's run on the outside, offered Alli far too much time there to get his head up and cross.
A. Lookman
Yellow Card
39' Challenges continue to fly in at Craven Cottage and it looks like Lookman has finally overstepped the mark on Doherty near the right-hand touchline. Coote decides he has seen enough and gives Lookman the first caution of the game.
37' Reed and Lemina again have problems with Ndombele near the halfway line, with the latter Fulham midfielder bringing down the Frenchman with a stray arm on the back of the shoulder. Referee Coote deems there to be no need for further action and allows Mourinho's side to restart play with a free-kick.
36' After a minute or so of standing around and Kane exchanging a few choice words with Andersen, VAR confirms that Coote can stick with his original decision of no penalty and the game can resume.
35' Ndombele outwits both Reed and Lemina with one touch in the middle and wins a free-kick. The away side play the set-piece quickly, with Ndombele finding Kane in the area. The visitors' captain then goes down under the pressure of Aina but referee Coote shakes his head and says no penalty. However, as always, VAR is going to have a look at this decision.
33' Tottenham are furious as they think Bale has released Kane through the middle. However, referee Coote has a different idea as he deems the Welshman to have fouled Reed near the halfway line and awards the hosts a free-kick.
32' Kane runs at the hosts' defence, twisting and turning to get the ball onto his left foot. The away side's captain then aims to pull the trigger from the edge of the area but Andersen stands firm to block in front of Areola's goal.
30' With it now confirmed the opener will go down as an Adarabioyo own goal, the centre-back becomes the first Fulham player to score a Premier League own goal since Denis Odoi v Burnley in January 2019.
29' WIDE! Kane, as has been the case all season, plays out to Son on the left-hand side. The South Korean runs at Aina, cutting inside and setting his sights on the far corner with a right-footed effort. Fortunately for the hosts, Son doesn't get enough whip on the strike and it goes just wide of the target.
27' Hojbjerg intervenes to intercept Reed's smart set-piece down the left-hand side. Referee Coote points for a goal-kick, despite the touch off the Dane, and VAR is going to have a quick check if the Spurs midfielder handled the ball in the air. After a brief moment or two, play resumes and the referee sticks with his original decision.
26' This is the first time in six Premier League games that Fulham have conceded the first goal. Prior to the opener here, they had kept clean sheets in their last two home games - conceding only one goal in the previous five games in total.
25' Areola puts Robinson under some pressure with an aggressive sidewards pass but the American does well to control and play out from the back. Fulham then make it to the right-hand side, where Cavaleiro opts to play backwards, despite having the chance to go one-on-one with Davies.
23' Alderweireld needlessly slams through the back of Maja in the air to offer the hosts some form of respite. Mourinho's team look like they could score every time they go forward at the minute. Down the other end, Maja thinks he is in on the end of Andersen's long pass but the ball just evades him and races out for a goal-kick to the away side.
21' After chances falling to Bale and Kane, it was hard to not see Spurs opening the scoring sooner or later. Whether the goal is credited to Alli or not, he will be delighted to have made an instant impact in just his second start of this Premier League campaign.
T. Adarabioyo
Own Goal
19' GOALLLLLL!!! 1-0 SPURS! Alli receives the ball just past the halfway line and finds Son on the left. The South Korean goes onto his left foot, drilling across the face of goal, where Alli produces a smart flick to turn it past Areola with his right foot. It looks like it has taken a deflection off Adarabioyo on the way in so the opener may go down as an own goal against the centre-back.
18' CHANCE! Kane steers out to Son, who takes one touch and curls a cross with the outside of his foot back to his captain. The English forward is completely unmarked in the area but can only head into the hands of Areola from close range. A huge chance goes amiss for the visitors at Craven Cottage.
17' OVER! Bale gets to take the free-kick, pulling rank over his captain Kane. The Welshman makes good contact with the set-piece, beating the wall but his effort sails over the bar and out of play for a goal-kick to the hosts.
16' Ndombele has the freedom to coast through the middle of the park and Adarabioyo decides enough is enough, clattering into the Frenchman and bringing him down outside the area. Bale and Kane stand over the free-kick, which is in a good position, 25 yards from goal and slightly to the right.
15' Kane throws himself to the floor under the pressure of Adarabioyo but the referee isn't interested as he insists play goes on. With Bale making a forward run ahead of him, it seem a strange decision for Kane to go down so theatrically there.
13' Reed plays a simple pass to Loftus-Cheek but the midfielder can't sort his feet out quickly enough on the edge of the area and Hojbjerg dispossesses him. The away side then appear content to work the ball around the back as they remain patient in looking for an opening.
12' The visitors have failed to win any of their four Premier League games in midweek this season (Tues, Weds, Thurs), losing three times (D1) – their last such victory came back in July against Newcastle (3-1).
11' In the build-up to Bale's chance, Alli caught Lemina late in the middle of the park in a crunching tackle and the Fulham midfielder requires some medical treatment before the game can carry on. After a brief stoppage, Lemina returns to the field and play resumes as normal.
10' SAVE! Son cuts inside as Aina offers him far too much time to think and crosses towards the near post. Bale is there, just like he was against Burnley for the first goal, but fails to make sufficient contact and it is easy for Areola to save with his feet.
9' Lookman bounces off the tackle of Alderweireld, gliding to the right of the area, where he looks for the run of Maja. The two Fulham attackers are on different wavelengths, however, as Maja stands still and watches Lookman's pass trickle out for a goal-kick.
7' Reed pretends to shoot but instead plays in Lookman with a reverse pass down the left-hand side of the box. Lookman, who has escaped the attention of Sanchez, then fails to capitalise as his first touch is heavy and collected by Lloris inside the area.
6' Hojbjerg steps in in midfield, playing to Kane, who finds Bale on the right-hand side. The Welshman rushes into the area, however, his right-footed effort gets blocked before it can trouble Areola in the Fulham goal.
5' Lookman drifts inside Alli, racing towards the byline and pulling back for Robinson. The left-back can't work it onto his stronger foot, eventually shooting with his right foot and the American's strike goes well wide of the target.
4' Bale hesitates on the ball, losing out to Loftus-Cheek near the left-hand touchline. The Welshman then combines with Hojbjerg to hack down Loftus-Cheek and the visitors get a free-kick wide on the left-hand side, which Reed takes but no one is there to meet the cross.
2' Loftus-Cheek beats Ndombele with ease in midfield, reaching the right of goal, where he scuffs his shot. The visitors clear out to Lemina, whose right-footed long-range effort is wild and blazes over Lloris' goal.
1' Referee David Coote blows his whistle to get this Premier League fixture underway!
The players are making their way onto the Craven Cottage pitch and shortly it will be time for kick-off.
The Cottagers have won just one of their last 14 Premier League matches against Spurs (D3 L10), winning 1-0 at White Hart Lane in March 2013 under former Tottenham manager Martin Jol.
Alli starts for the first time since the opening day of the season as Jose Mourinho also makes three alterations. The other changes see both full-backs, Serge Aurier and Reguillon, drop out for Doherty and Davies. After an impressive performance against Burnley, it comes as no surprise that Bale once again starts.
Scott Parker has no fresh injury problems but opts for three changes from last game. Robinson replaces Tete at full-back, Lemina comes in for Zambo Anguissa to partner Reed and Cavaleiro is preferred ahead of De Cordova-Reid.
SUBS: Harry Winks, Sergio Reguillon, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, Japhet Tanganga, Moussa Sissoko, Carlos Vinicius, Joe Hart, Eric Dier.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies; Pierre-Emilie Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele; Dele Alli, Gareth Bale, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.
SUBS: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Terence Kongolo, Tim Ream, Kenny Tete, Joe Byran, Fabri, Josh Onomah, Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Aleksandar Mitrovic.
FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Alphonse Areola; Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo, Joachim Andersen, Antonee Robinson; Mario Lemina, Harrison Reed; Ademola Lookman, Ivan Cavaleiro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Josh Maja.
The Cottagers remain on the tail of 17th-placed Newcastle United, three points behind safety as it stands. Most recently the hosts were held to a goalless draw with Crystal Palace. The visitors sit in eighth, six points away from the Champions League spots and crushed Burnley 4-0 last time out.
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