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Tottenham 2-1 Fulham: Spurs hold onto fourth win thanks to goals from Hojbjerg and Kane

Another game, another record for Harry Kane, stuck in one of those grooves where he seems destined to perform as a Tottenham hero no matter what.

Twice Spurs shook the goal frame against Fulham, twice they scored goals ruled offside by VAR and Bernd Leno kept them at bay with a series of great saves.

Antonio Conte’s side dominated the game for a long time with striking performances from individuals in all areas and yet Fulham found a way back into the competition two behind.

Harry Kane scored Tottenham's second as Spurs beat Fulham 2-1 in north London on Saturday

Harry Kane scored Tottenham’s second as Spurs beat Fulham 2-1 in north London on Saturday

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's first-half goal gave Tottenham a narrow 1-0 lead at half-time

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s first-half goal gave Tottenham a narrow 1-0 lead at half-time

MATCH FACTS

Lane 3-4-3: Loris 6.5; Romero 5, Dier 6, Lenglet 6:5; Royal 7, Hojbjerg 8, Bentancur 7.5, Sessegnon 6.5; Richarlison 7:5, Kane 7 (Kulusevski 78), Son 7:5 (Perisic 84).

subs: Forster, Doherty, Skip, Sanchez, Tanganga, Davies, Bissouma.

Goals: Hojbjerg 40, Kane 75

bookings: Romero, Bentancur, Richarlison

Manager: Antonio Conte 7

Fulham 4-3-3: leno 7.5; Tete 5, Adarabioyo 6, Ries 6, Robinson 6 (Mbabu 28, 5); Reeds 7, Palhinha 6,5 ​​(Vinicius 85), Pereira 5 (Cairney 61, 6); De Cordova-Reid 5 (James 61, 5), Mitrovic 6.5, Kebano 5 (Willian 61, 5).

subs: Rodak, Duffy, Chalobah, Vinicius, Diop.

Goals: Mitrovic 83

bookings: Tete, De Cordova-Reid, Palhinha, Mitrovic

Manager: Marco Silva6

referee: Stuart Attwell 6.5

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Alexdandar Mitrovic scored a striker and came close to equalizing but with some inevitability it was Kane’s goal in the 75th minute that proved decisive and in doing so he drew with Thierry Henry at the top of the table with 43 goals in the Premier League same in London derbies.

“I’m really excited about the way Harry is playing,” Conte said as Spurs extended their impressive start to the season.

“He’s technically fantastic and works for the team, with and without the ball. Talented players often didn’t want to work for the team without the ball. Just with the ball. Harry is a complete player and a world-class striker.’

Tottenham showed some of their most fluid attacking football games of the season in the first half hour. Leno saved from Kane and Son Heung-min had ruled out a goal.

Son’s cross from a short corner ricocheted past Leno but Kane was caught offside when he tried to connect with a header and although he made no contact it was enough to fool the keeper.

Tim Ream deflected a shot from Son but the home side lost their rhythm after being disrupted after suffering an ankle injury from Antonee Robinson, who required lengthy treatment on the field, then attempted to continue only to be knocked back to the ground moments later walk.

Still, Fulham were unwilling to have substitute Kevin Mbabu ready to replace Robinson and the ball was barely in play for 10 minutes. The home crowd made their feelings clear as former Arsenal keeper Leno called the paramedics again.

Referee Stuart Attwell gave Kenny Tete a yellow card when he took ages to take a free-kick from a defensive position, adding six minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half.

In this disjointed phase of the game, Tottenham came close again. Son hit the bar set off by a Kane pass that sliced ​​down the middle halves. Clement Lenglet headed in from a corner into the side netting.

Lenglet made his first start for Spurs, one of five changes made by Conte following the midweek draw at West Ham. Richarlison started, Ryan Sessegnon was recalled and Cristian Romero and Rodrigo Bentancur returned from injury.

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his sixth goal of the season, fueling a late comeback for Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his sixth goal of the season, fueling a late comeback for Fulham

They got their deserved breakthrough in the 40th minute. Hojbjerg met Richarlison in a crowded penalty area and forced a right footed shot deep past Leno.

Fulham offered more adventure after the break. Hugo Lloris made a flying save to ward off a deflected attempt by Mitrovic and Marco Silva made changes including debuts for Deadline signings Dan James, Willian and Carlos Vinicius.

However, as Nottingham Forest discovered last weekend, the danger of taking the game to Spurs is playing into their counterattacking hands.

Richarlison earned his first league start since joining from Everton for £60million this summer

Richarlison earned his first league start since joining from Everton for £60million this summer

Leno halted the result with saves to ward off Richarlison, Ryan Sessegnon and Son, who was much livelier than this season but last season’s Golden Boot winner is still looking for his first goal of the season.

Kane’s fifth of the campaign in the 75th minute with significant help from Sessegnon, who made a try on Tosin Adarabioyo, collected the rebound only to be thwarted by Leno but the keeper’s save fell to Kane who converted from close range .

The goal survived a VAR check and Richarlison fired a volley against a post before Mitrovic became the first Fulham player to score in three consecutive Premier League games since former Tottenham favorite Dimitar Berbatov in 2013.

Son Heung-min again started alongside Kane when Dejan Kulusevski was rested for Richarlison

Son Heung-min again started alongside Kane when Dejan Kulusevski was rested for Richarlison

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It was the game’s best goal, a wonderful curler into the top corner after easily leapfrogging Romero and his sixth of the Premier League season after breaking the Championship record at 43 last season.

Fear gripped Spurs for a moment. Lloris made a flying parry to deflect another Mitrovic curler bound for the top corner with the help of a deflector.

“It wasn’t our best performance,” said coach Silva, who was particularly critical of his team in the first half, claiming they “weren’t dynamic at all” and made “wrong decisions”, but with Mitrovic in this form, he knows that there is always a chance.

“He’s in a very good moment. If you create more and play at a different level, he would have more chances. We have to keep delivering for him because he has the ability to do that.

Richarlison still had time to find the net for his first Tottenham goal. He removed his jersey in celebration and picked up a yellow card before realizing he was offside.

The goal didn’t count, the yellow card did and Kane was the match winner again.

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