And with Harry Kane scoring in first-half stoppage time and top scorer Jimmy Greaves catching up, Tottenham beat Fulham 1-0 to move closer to the top four.
Fulham arrive at Craven Cottage after four wins in their last five matches championship While on the contrary n spurs He was enduring back-to-back defeats against Arsenal and Manchester City, but the mini-London derby finale found Tottenham smiling and walking away with a sense of redemption and relief.
And that’s because they triumphed 1-0 and cut the distance from the iconic top four to three points. Antonio Conte’s ‘4 of 4’ in his meetings with Marco Silva and Harry Kane made history (in the 300th match of his Premier League career), and he is now top scorer. North London club with 266 goals, which also owns the legend Jimmy Greaves.
Fulham were very impulsive and brave in the first half, especially in the first 20 minutes when they had two good moments to take the lead, but the more experienced Tottenham kept a clean sheet despite the pressure they received and “hit” at a pivotal point. In the match, just before both teams went to the locker room for a break.
Precisely at 45 + 1 when Harry Kane beat Leno with a wonderful right-footed shot from the semi-circle (his first goal at Fulham Stadium and the 16th goal this year in the league), with the England captain including one match number 300 for that in the Premier League with the achievement Senior, having hit 266 in a Spurs jersey in all competitions and catching Jimmy Greaves at the top.
Unlike the first half, which ended with 14 finals for both teams, the second half was not at the same pace, as Fulham wanted but seemed trapped in the very good defensive tactics of their compatriots, and Conte’s team even had a chance to score a second goal with Kane. at 57′.
The Cougars’ best chance to equalize came in the 89th minute when Suleiman’s deflected shot was parried by Lloris. Spurs had no more threats in the second half (they had “disappeared” Mitrović) and held on to a precious 1-0 lead that kept them out of the Champions League.
Fulham: Leno, Tite (80′ Solomon), Diop, Ream, Robinson, Harrison Reid (65 Kearney), Ballenha, Bobby Reid (88′ Wilson), Pereira, Willian (88′ Vinicius), Mitrovic
Tottenham: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hoiberg, Bedancourt, Perisic, Kulusevski (90′ Bishuma), Sean (76′ Richarlison), Kane
Schedule and results for the 21st round
Saturday 21st January
- Liverpool – Chelsea 0-0
- Bournemouth – Nottingham Forest 1-1 (28′ Anthony / 84′ Sarridge)
- Leicester – Brighton 2-2 (38′ Albrighton, 63′ Barnes / 27′ Mitoma, 88′ Ferguson)
- Southampton – Aston Villa 0-1 (77′ Watkins)
- West Ham – Everton 2-0 (34′ 41′ Bowen)
- Crystal Palace – Newcastle 0-0
- Leeds – Bradford 0-0
- Manchester City – Wolverhampton 3-0 (40′ 50′ pen. 54′ holland)
- Arsenal – Manchester United 3-2 (24′ 90′ Enketia, 53′ Saka / 17′ Rashford, 59′ Martines)
- Fulham – Tottenham 0-1 (45 + 1′ ken)
Program of the twenty-second round
- 22:00 Chelsea – Fulham
- 14:30 Everton – Arsenal
- 17:00 Aston Villa – Leicester
- 17:00 Wolves – Liverpool
- 17:00 Manchester United – Crystal Palace
- 17:00 Brighton – Bournemouth
- 17:00 Brentford – Southampton
- 19:30 Newcastle – West Ham United
- 16:00 Nottingham Forest – Leeds
- 18:30 Tottenham – Manchester City
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