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Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Harry Kane finally scores in August

Highlights and report as Spurs beat Fulham 3-1 at Wembley

By Oliver Young-Myles

Last Updated: 19/08/18 12:05am

Harry Kane scored his first Premier League goal in August to help Spurs to a 3-1 win over Fulham at Wembley.

Lucas Moura gave Spurs the lead on the stroke of half-time with a wonderful curling effort from the edge of the area but Aleksandar Mitrovic equalised shortly after the break with an opportunistic close-range header.

Spurs regained the lead with a quarter of an hour remaining as Kieran Trippier bent in a free-kick from distance before Kane rounded off the victory with a clinical finish.

The result means that Spurs have collected six points from their opening two games this season while Fulham, despite a promising performance, are still without a point.

Player ratings

Tottenham: Lloris (7), Alderweireld (6), Sanchez (5), Vertonghen (6), Trippier (8), Dier (7), Eriksen (6), Davies (7), Lucas (8), Dele (7), Kane (7)

Subs: Dembele (7), Lamela (7), Winks (N/A)

Fulham: Fabri (7), Fosu-Mensah (6), Chambers (6), Le Marchand (6), Bryan (7), Seri (7), Anguissa (6), Cairney (7), Kamara (6), Sessegnon (6), Mitrovic (7)

Subs: Johansen (6), Christie (N/A), Schurrle (N/A)

Man of the match: Kieran Trippier

It had been a tough week for Spurs following the news that their move into the new stadium at White Hart Lane had been delayed but they made a fast start at their temporary home.

Lucas missed a gilt-edged chance with a header before Kane saw a goal ruled out shortly afterwards when the Brazilian had been adjudged to have fouled Fabri in the build-up.

Kane also had a penalty appeal waved away in a decision that incensed his manager Mauricio Pochettino.

After a subdued start, Fulham grew into the game and had two decent opportunities to score after the half-hour mark as Tom Cairney and long-term Spurs transfer target Ryan Sessegnon forced Hugo Lloris into smart saves. Sandwiched in between those efforts was a Christian Eriksen free-kick that drew a good stop from Fabri.

However, it was Spurs who took the lead and it was an exceptional strike that broke the deadlock. Lucas was lively from the outset and when Calum Chambers' clearance fell to his feet he confidently dispatched a curling effort with his weaker left foot beyond the despairing dive of Fabri for his first Premier League goal on 43 minutes.

Team news

Mauricio Pochettino made two changes to his side from last weekend's win over Newcastle with Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier replacing Moussa Sissoko and Serge Aurier. Those alterations meant that Spurs started in a 3-4-3 system.Slavisa Jokanovic made three changes as Timothy Fosu-Mensah, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Aboubakar Kamara came into the side.

Rather than being deflated by that goal, Fulham came out for the second half in confident mood and almost equalised after a couple of minutes when Mitrovic's low shot hit the post with Lloris rooted to the spot. The Serbian would not be denied, though, and soon after he was on hand to head the ball in from under the bar after Sessegnon's miscued shot had bounced into his path.

Images from FFC Online and Sky Sports


After  shakey first half we looked good at times in the second

billp TOOFIF Updated Thursday, 13 September 2018

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