Sunday 20 January 2019, 4:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
o.g. Llorente 17'
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur
2
Dele Alli 51'; Winks 90'+3

17' Own-goal

Fernando Llorente

74' Yellow Card

Aleksandar Mitrovic Card was given for arguing during match

75' Yellow Card

Jean Michael Seri Card was given for a foul

55' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sessegnon
Off:Ryan Babel

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:André Schürrle

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ibrahima Cissé
Off:Jean Michael Seri

51' Goal

Dele Alli
Assist by Christian Eriksen

90'+3 Goal

Harry Winks
Assist by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou

74' Yellow Card

Davinson Sánchez Card was given for arguing during match

79' Yellow Card

Danny Rose

90'+4 Yellow Card

Toby Alderweireld Card shown to player for time wasting

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Eric Dier
Off:Erik Lamela

86' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Georges-Kévin Nkoudou
Off:Dele Alli

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A battling Fulham fell to a heart-breaking 1-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon at Craven Cottage.

A battling Fulham fell to a heart-breaking 1-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon at Craven Cottage. 

A first half own goal from Fernando Llorente saw the Whites take a slender lead into the break before Dele Alli levelled things up just after half-time. However, with 20 seconds left in stoppage time Fulham were punished by Harry Winks as he headed home from close range. 

Claudio Ranieri made one change from the side that slipped to an agonising defeat against Burnley last weekend. Ryan Babel, who was signed from Beşiktaş on Tuesday was inserted straight into the starting XI, replacing Ryan Sessegnon on the left wing. 

It was a beautiful but bitterly cold afternoon by the Thames as the referee got the match under way. A packed house at Craven Cottage for a London derby.

It was a tentative opening ten minutes for the Whites but in the 12th minute Babel showed strength, power and tenacity to shrug off a challenge from Davidson Sanchez and break. The forward surged into the Spurs box and the Cottage crowd waited with baited breath. After fending off the advances of another Spurs defender the Dutch international went for the near post. However, Hugo Lloris was equal to the effort and produced a fine save to parry it behind for a corner.  Close to a dream debut for Babel and a positive start for the Whites. 

In the 18th minute the footballing gods who had neglected us a week prior at Turf Moor intervened in our favour. Jean Michaël Seri swung in a lovely corner from the right. The ball narrowly evaded Tim Ream at the near post but cannoned off the outstretched leg of Llorente and flew into the back of the net. Just rewards for a set piece that was earned by a strong run and cross down the right from Cyrus Christie. 

With the Whites contented to sit back and look to hold on to a one goal lead, Tottenham began to enjoy extended periods of play in comfortable possession and under very little pressure. Spurs poured forward at every opportunity and it took shape and concentration to repel the waves. 

After weathering the storm, in the 40th minute Babel had another chance to open his account for Fulham. Christie powered down the right wing and picked out the run of the Dutchman with a pinpoint cross. Having stolen a march on the flatfooted Tottenham back line he looked to power a header beyond Lloris in the Tottenham net but his effort flew over the bar. 

Moments later he was involved yet again, but this time turned creator. After gliding down the left wing and cutting in the mercurial attacker placed a cross field ball onto the foot of André Schürrle unmarked in the area.

Similar to last week the German killed the ball dead with one touch and lashed an effort on target. Lloris stood tall and parried the effort straight into the path of Mitrović at the back post. To the delight of the Cottage crowd the Serbian nodded home but ecstasy turned to despair as the linesman raised his flag for offside.  

As the referee got the second half up and running the sun had set behind the Riverside Stand and the temperate plummeted. It was more backs against the wall stuff for Fulham as we sat back. And to the despair of the home fans the visitors pulled level in the 51st minute. 

After failing to clear our lines Christian Ericksen swung in an excellent cross onto the head of Alli who had the simple task of diverting it home from point-black range. 

The momentum changed with the goal and Tottenham grew in confidence. Enjoying almost all the ball and patiently looking to find a gap in the Whites defensive ranks it became a nerve jangling experience for the Fulham faithful. With the minutes ticking by neither side was able to carve out an opening. 

A scrappy final ten minutes ensued with Fulham demonstrating resilience and grit to withstand heavy pressure. A rear-guard and defensive collective which deserved a point from a scrappy clash. 

However, with the last kick of the game Fulham hearts were broken. A deep cross from the left wing was met by Winks at the back post and he made no mistake from one yard out. A dagger through the heart. A performance worthy of at least a point, but alas the brutal nature of the Premier League on show here at Craven Cottage.

 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Sunday 20 January 2019
Kick-off: 4:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 24,807

Referee: Craig Pawson

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream; Christie, Chambers, Seri (Cissé 81'), Bryan; Schürrle (Kebano 72'), Mitrovic, Babel (Ryan Sessegnon 55')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Cairney, Ayité, Vietto

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

Tottenham Hotspur

Line-up: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sánchez, Vertonghen; Trippier, Eriksen, Winks, Rose; Lamela (Dier 79'), Dele Alli (Nkoudou 86'); Llorente

Unused substitutes: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Davies, Skipp, Sterling

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Liverpool 23 60
2 Manchester City 23 56
3 Tottenham Hotspur 23 51
4 Chelsea 23 47
5 Arsenal 23 44
6 Manchester United 23 44
7 Watford 23 33
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 32
9 Leicester City 23 31
10 West Ham United 23 31
11 Everton 23 30
12 A.F.C. Bournemouth 23 30
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 22
15 Southampton 23 22
16 Burnley 23 22
17 Newcastle United 23 21
18 Cardiff City 23 19
19 Fulham 23 14
20 Huddersfield Town 23 11
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
12
14
Shots On Target
4
5
Passing Accuracy
69%
84%
Fouls
10
8
Corners
7
10
Offsides
7
1
Bookings
2
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (3-4-3)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 14André Schürrle
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 12Ryan Babel
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 19Luciano Vietto
Manager
  • Claudio Ranieri
Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-2-1)
  • 1Hugo Lloris
  • 4Toby Alderweireld
  • 6Davinson Sánchez
  • 5Jan Vertonghen
  • 2Kieran Trippier
  • 23Christian Eriksen
  • 8Harry Winks
  • 3Danny Rose
  • 11Erik Lamela
  • 20Dele Alli
  • 18Fernando Llorente
Substitutes
  • 22Paulo Gazzaniga
  • 21Juan Foyth
  • 33Ben Davies
  • 14Georges-Kévin Nkoudou
  • 15Eric Dier
  • 52Oliver Skipp
  • 50Kazaiah Sterling
Manager
  • Mauricio Pochettino
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Fulham 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
  • 90'+4' Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Goal! Fulham 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou with a cross.
  • 90'+3' Attempt saved. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.
  • 90'+2' Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur).
  • 90'+1' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 86' Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou replaces Dele Alli because of an injury.
  • 86' Offside, Fulham. Calum Chambers tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 83' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 81' Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 81' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Ibrahima Cissé replaces Jean Michael Seri.
  • 79' Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card.
  • 79' Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) has gone down, but that's a dive.
  • 79' Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Eric Dier replaces Erik Lamela.
  • 77' Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 77' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 75' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 75' Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 74' Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card.
  • 74' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 73' Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 72' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces André Schürrle.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
  • 71' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 66' Offside, Fulham. Jean Michael Seri tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 64' Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur).
  • 64' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 61' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 61' Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 61' Offside, Fulham. Jean Michael Seri tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dele Alli with a cross following a corner.
  • 60' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Erik Lamela.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Erik Lamela with a cross following a corner.
  • 56' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 55' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Ryan Babel.
  • 55' Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 54' Attempt saved. Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dele Alli.
  • 51' Goal! Fulham 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.
  • 46' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Ream.
  • 46' Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).
  • 46' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Winks.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.
  • 44' Attempt blocked. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
  • 43' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.
  • 43' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Ream.
  • 41' Offside, Fulham. André Schürrle tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 41' Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 40' Attempt missed. Ryan Babel (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross.
  • 36' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by André Schürrle.
  • 34' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Rose.
  • 33' Foul by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).
  • 33' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 32' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 31' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 28' Offside, Fulham. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 27' Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 27' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 26' Offside, Fulham. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Ryan Babel is caught offside.
  • 24' Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).
  • 24' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Attempt saved. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen with a cross.
  • 17' Own Goal by Fernando Llorente, Tottenham Hotspur. Fulham 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0.
  • 17' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.
  • 15' Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 15' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 14' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.
  • 13' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 12' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
  • 12' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Ryan Babel (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic with a headed pass.
  • 10' Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Jan Vertonghen tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.
  • 9' Offside, Fulham. André Schürrle tries a through ball, but Ryan Babel is caught offside.
  • 7' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.
  • 6' Foul by Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur).
  • 6' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 6' Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Erik Lamela.
  • 4' Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 4' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 2' Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur).
  • 2' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.