Late goals from Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane have earned Tottenham Hotspur a 3-1 victory over Fulham in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Wembley Stadium.
Lucas Moura gave Spurs the lead just before half time, but Aleksandar Mitrovic got Fulham back on level terms shortly after the break and the Cottagers looked the more likely to go on to win the game in North London.
However, a sensational free kick from Trippier and a well-taken effort from Kane – his first goal in the Premier League during August – sealed a second successive triumph for Spurs and condemned Fulham to another defeat.
Spurs got the goal that they deserved with two minutes of the first half remaining as Moura curled a shot into the far corner of the net from 20 yards after a Fulham clearance had fallen perfectly for him on the edge of the area.
Spurs had laid the foundations to push on for more goals after the restart, but it was Fulham who almost found an equaliser during the early stages of the second half as Mitrovic directed a 20-yard effort off the far post.
Dele Alli responded with a volley which was punched clear by Fabri, but Fulham quickly found their equaliser as Mitrovic headed home from close range after Sessegnon’s miscued shot had gone straight to the Serbian in front of goal.
Spurs eventually regained the lead with 16 minutes and in some style too as Trippier – making his first appearance since the World Cup – curled a marvellous free kick into the bottom corner from 30 yards out.
Fulham were left having little choice but to push men forward and it quickly led to Spurs finding a third through Kane, who finally netted his first Premier League goal in August by curling the ball into the far bottom corner after good work from Erik Lamela.