Tottenham Hotspur suffered one other pricey slip up of their bid to be Premier League title challengers as they drew 1-1 with Fulham in north London.
Harry Kane had scored a surprising objective within the first-half however a headed objective from Ivan Cavaleiro left Jose Mourinho’s males responsible of the identical mistake they made in opposition to Wolves and Crystal Palace.
Tottenham as soon as once more, appeared content material with their one-goal lead, though they did hassle Alphonse Areola greater than they’ve achieved some goalkeepers in current weeks.
However the harmful recreation they proceed to play failed with Fulham, who at all times regarded like they may trigger Spurs a nuisance, placing 16 minutes from time.
It gave Scott Parker’s aspect a fifth successive draw, which they are going to be delighted by, even when they don’t transfer out of the relegation zone.
However Mourinho will probably be livid with extra dropped factors, leaving them in sixth spot, after they might have gone third.
Had Sergio Reguilon proven a contact extra composure then Spurs might have been forward after simply six minutes however he lashed over the bar together with his right-foot from a central place within the penalty space.
Fulham weren’t about to take a seat again and made life troublesome for his or her hosts however, regardless of a good quantity of stress, had been unable to really check Hugo Lloris.
On the reverse finish, Mourinho’s aspect created one other good likelihood earlier than the 20 minute mark however Heung-Min Son’s header was outstandingly repelled by Alphonse Areola and a free-kick just a few moments later was deflected safely behind too.
They had been forward after 25 minutes although, as Kane’s diving header, from a surprising Reguilon cross, discovered the again of the web through the within of the publish.
It’s now six targets in 4 video games for the striker in opposition to the Cottagers, and he might have had a pair extra too.
Kane missed one other nice alternative moments later but it surely’s doubtless, had he put the ball within the web relatively than over the bar, it might have been dominated out for offside.
For all of Fulham’s good play, it’s sloppiness which at all times regarded more likely to value them dearly in opposition to their opponents in N17.
Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek virtually grabbed a spectacular volley for the west Londoners, whereas Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had a tame shot when well-placed as each side spurned probabilities.
Within the second interval, the hosts almost began in gorgeous vogue however a wild run from Moussa Sissoko was excellently ended by Tosin Adarabioyo simply because the Frenchman was pulling the set off from shut vary.
Harry Winks was the subsequent to supply a superb save from Areola however Fulham nonetheless posed a risk and by no means regarded out of the match, which can have made Mourinho nervy.
Late targets conceded in opposition to Liverpool, Wolves, and Crystal Palace won’t have be forgotten by the Portuguese, regardless of their strengthen defence this time period.
Hojbjerg was booked as Fulham ramped up the stress – however Spurs on the break are a harmful beast and Son was a whisker from doubling their lead however his dribbled effort rebounded off the publish after a beautiful ball from Tanguy Ndombele.
And Tottenham would remorse that miss with 16 minutes to go as Cavaleiro struck.
A neat cross-field passage of play put the ball on the left flank and substitute Ademola Lookman’s excellent cross was met by the Portuguese and the header flew previous the airborne Lloris.
Spurs appeared shocked by the objective, regardless of earlier failures, and made a flurry of substitutions.
Reguilon thought he’d grabbed a winner however his effort was dominated out for an offside earlier within the transfer, leaving all involved annoyed.