Tosin Adarabioyo scores an own goal against Tottenham
Tosin Adarabioyo’s own goal was the first time Fulham had conceded the opening goal in six Premier League games

Tottenham recorded consecutive Premier League victories for the first time since November as Jose Mourinho’s side survived late Fulham pressure at Craven Cottage.

Not since beating Manchester City to move top of the table on 21 November had Spurs won back-to-back games, but a Tosin Adarabioyo own goal ensured the visitors backed up Sunday’s impressive 4-0 victory over Burnley with a hard-fought three points.

Making a first league start since the opening day, Dele Alli played a key role in the visitors’ 19th-minute opener as he fed the ball wide to Son Heung-min before meeting the South Korean’s low cross – though Adarabioyo inadvertently got the decisive touch.

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris produced a fine save to tip Joachim Andersen’s header on to the crossbar and was again called upon to deny Adarabioyo from the resulting corner as Fulham pushed for an equaliser after half-time.

Fulham – who remain three points from safety – were ultimately left aggrieved by a controversial video assistant referee decision to disallow Josh Maja’s deserved equaliser just after the hour, as Mario Lemina was penalised for handball in the build-up despite his arm being by his side.

Harry Kane was denied from a diving header by Alphonse Areola in the closing stages, but Mourinho’s side held firm under intense pressure from the hosts to move to within four points of the top four.

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Fulham

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameAreola
    Average rating

    5.77

  2. Squad number34Player nameAina
    Average rating

    5.87

  3. Squad number5Player nameAndersen
    Average rating

    5.96

  4. Squad number16Player nameTosin
    Average rating

    5.67

  5. Squad number33Player nameRobinson
    Average rating

    6.09

  6. Squad number18Player nameLemina
    Average rating

    5.92

  7. Squad number21Player nameReed
    Average rating

    6.13

  8. Squad number17Player nameCavaleiro
    Average rating

    6.02

  9. Squad number15Player nameLoftus-Cheek
    Average rating

    6.44

  10. Squad number19Player nameLookman
    Average rating

    6.36

  11. Squad number27Player nameMaja
    Average rating

    6.25

Substitutes

  1. Squad number9Player nameMitrovic
    Average rating

    5.76

  2. Squad number23Player nameBryan
    Average rating

    5.84

  3. Squad number29Player nameZambo Anguissa
    Average rating

    5.84

Tottenham Hotspur

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameLloris
    Average rating

    5.64

  2. Squad number2Player nameDoherty
    Average rating

    5.36

  3. Squad number6Player nameD Sánchez
    Average rating

    5.44

  4. Squad number4Player nameAlderweireld
    Average rating

    5.63

  5. Squad number33Player nameDavies
    Average rating

    5.61

  6. Squad number28Player nameNdombele
    Average rating

    5.74

  7. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
    Average rating

    5.79

  8. Squad number9Player nameBale
    Average rating

    7.35

  9. Squad number20Player nameAlli
    Average rating

    6.56

  10. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
    Average rating

    6.62

  11. Squad number10Player nameKane
    Average rating

    6.01

Substitutes

  1. Squad number11Player nameLamela
    Average rating

    5.84

  2. Squad number17Player nameSissoko
    Average rating

    5.36

  3. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
    Average rating

    5.76

Line-ups

Fulham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Areola
  • 34Aina
  • 5Andersen
  • 16Tosin
  • 33RobinsonSubstituted forBryanat 75′minutes
  • 18Lemina
  • 21ReedBooked at 90mins
  • 17CavaleiroSubstituted forMitrovicat 71′minutes
  • 15Loftus-CheekSubstituted forZambo Anguissaat 64′minutes
  • 19LookmanBooked at 39mins
  • 27Maja

Substitutes

  • 2Tete
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 13Ream
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 23Bryan
  • 25Onomah
  • 29Zambo Anguissa
  • 30Kongolo
  • 31Fabri

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Doherty
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 33Davies
  • 28NdombeleSubstituted forLamelaat 75′minutes
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 9BaleBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 67′minutes
  • 20AlliSubstituted forSissokoat 67′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 10Kane

Substitutes

  • 3Reguilón
  • 8Winks
  • 11Lamela
  • 12Hart
  • 15Dier
  • 17Sissoko
  • 25Tanganga
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 45Alves Morais

Referee:
David Coote

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Fulham 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

  3. Harrison Reed (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).

  5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Offside, Fulham. Joe Bryan tries a through ball, but Ademola Lookman is caught offside.

  7. Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

  8. Offside, Fulham. Joachim Andersen tries a through ball, but Ademola Lookman is caught offside.

  9. Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  10. Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erik Lamela with a through ball.

  11. Attempt missed. Ademola Lookman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ola Aina.

  13. Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).

  14. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Erik Lamela replaces Tanguy Ndombele.

  16. Substitution, Fulham. Joe Bryan replaces Antonee Robinson.

  17. Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joachim Andersen with a cross.

  18. Substitution, Fulham. Aleksandar Mitrovic replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

  19. Offside, Fulham. Tosin Adarabioyo tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.

  20. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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