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Tottenham share spoils with Fulham

Ivan Cavaleiro

Tottenham share spoils with Fulham. It’s all over at White Hart Lane, where Fulham have come from behind to take a well-deserved point from a very entertaining game of football. Harry Kane put Spurs ahead, but his excellent header was cancelled out by an even better one from Ivan Cavaleiro.

Not for the first time this season, or indeed the second or third, Tottenham decided one goal was enough and showed little or no appetite for actively going in search of a second, choosing instead to sit back and invite pressure. It’s cost them dearly, again … but hats off to Fulham who took advantage of their hosts’ largesse.

Theirs was a very impressive performance, enhanced by some inspired substitutions from their manager Scott Parker. Fulham remains in the relegation zone, but are only two points behind Brighton. Tottenham stay sixth, two points behind Everton and surely regretting the alarming number of points they have thrown away cheaply from winning positions.
Ivan Cavaleiro scored a late header to earn Premier League strugglers Fulham a hard-fought draw against Tottenham in their hastily rearranged London derby.

The Portuguese forward’s finish cancelled out Harry Kane’s first-half diving header and came just minutes after Son Heung-min hit the post in search of Spurs’ second.

Cavaleiro sealed a remarkable turnaround for a side whose manager Scott Parker said it was “scandalous” to be given just two days’ notice to face Jose Mourinho’s men after Spurs’ game at Aston Villa was postponed because of a Covid-19 outbreak in the Villa camp.

Tottenham boss Mourinho had little sympathy for the visitors as the derby itself was a rearranged fixture, having been called off three hours before kick-off when originally scheduled on 30 December.

For all the complaints and complications surrounding the fixture, the quality and intensity from two sides at opposite ends of the league table was high at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Source – The Guardian