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Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Fulham: Ivan Cavaleiro earns a point for Premier League strugglers

Fulham celebrate equaliser

Ivan Cavaleiro scored a late header to earn Premier League strugglers Fulham a hard-fought draw against Tottenham in their hastily rearranged London derby.

The Portuguese forward’s finish cancelled out Harry Kane’s first-half diving header and came just minutes after Son Heung-min hit the post in search of Spurs’ second.

Cavaleiro sealed a remarkable turnaround for a side whose manager Scott Parker said it was “scandalous” to be given just two days’ notice to face Jose Mourinho’s men after Spurs’ game at Aston Villa was postponed because of a Covid-19 outbreak in the Villa camp.

Tottenham boss Mourinho had little sympathy for the visitors as the derby itself was a rearranged fixture, having been called off three hours before kick-off when originally scheduled on 30 December.

For all the complications surrounding the fixture, the intensity from two sides at opposite ends of the table was high at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Fulham’s fifth successive league draw a valuable point in their efforts to escape the relegation zone.

Fulham deny Spurs chance to climb

Fulham made a bright start, and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s fierce shot to test Hugo Lloris was a warning of what was to come from a side who remain 18th despite the draw.

Son was twice denied by Alphonse Areola from close range in the first half, first seeing a toe-poked effort from a cross cleared by the goalkeeper’s leg before then having a header palmed away.

Areola could do nothing, however, to deny Kane the opener in the 25th minute, with the striker beating the Frenchman with a thumping diving header from an excellently-placed Sergio Reguilon cross.

Kane was off target with another header and Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kenny Tete threatened to respond for the visitors, who had the woodwork to thank for denying Son in the second half after the South Korean scuffed a shot past Areola.

Reguilon did have the ball in the back of the net again for Tottenham in the final minute, but it was immediately disallowed for offside as Spurs missed the chance to move up to third in the table.

More to follow.

Player of the match

AreolaAlphonse Areola

with an average of 8.21

Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Squad number10Player nameKane
    Average rating

    4.99

  2. Squad number3Player nameReguilón
    Average rating

    4.97

  3. Squad number1Player nameLloris
    Average rating

    4.40

  4. Squad number28Player nameNdombele
    Average rating

    4.38

  5. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
    Average rating

    4.30

  6. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
    Average rating

    4.28

  7. Squad number15Player nameDier
    Average rating

    3.98

  8. Squad number24Player nameAurier
    Average rating

    3.87

  9. Squad number8Player nameWinks
    Average rating

    3.73

  10. Squad number45Player nameCarlos Vinicius
    Average rating

    3.64

  11. Squad number11Player nameLamela
    Average rating

    3.57

  12. Squad number6Player nameD Sánchez
    Average rating

    3.56

  13. Squad number17Player nameSissoko
    Average rating

    3.43

Fulham

  1. Squad number1Player nameAreola
    Average rating

    8.21

  2. Squad number17Player nameCavaleiro
    Average rating

    7.90

  3. Squad number19Player nameLookman
    Average rating

    7.86

  4. Squad number15Player nameLoftus-Cheek
    Average rating

    7.44

  5. Squad number16Player nameAdarabioyo
    Average rating

    7.39

  6. Squad number29Player nameZambo Anguissa
    Average rating

    7.37

  7. Squad number14Player nameDe Cordova-Reid
    Average rating

    7.31

  8. Squad number21Player nameReed
    Average rating

    7.29

  9. Squad number33Player nameRobinson
    Average rating

    7.26

  10. Squad number34Player nameAina
    Average rating

    7.21

  11. Squad number5Player nameAndersen
    Average rating

    7.20

  12. Squad number2Player nameTete
    Average rating

    7.14

  13. Squad number47Player nameKamara
    Average rating

    6.77

  14. Squad number25Player nameOnomah
    Average rating

    6.75

Line-ups

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 24Aurier
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 15Dier
  • 3Reguilón
  • 5HøjbjergBooked at 64mins
  • 8WinksSubstituted forLamelaat 75′minutes
  • 17Sissoko
  • 28NdombeleSubstituted forAlves Moraisat 81′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 10Kane

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 9Bale
  • 11Lamela
  • 12Hart
  • 20Alli
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 33Davies
  • 45Alves Morais

Fulham

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Areola
  • 34Aina
  • 5AndersenBooked at 90mins
  • 16Adarabioyo
  • 2TeteSubstituted forLookmanat 67′minutes
  • 21Reed
  • 29Zambo AnguissaBooked at 18mins
  • 33Robinson
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 15Loftus-CheekSubstituted forOnomahat 90+1′minutes
  • 17CavaleiroSubstituted forKamaraat 86′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hector
  • 7Kebano
  • 12Rodák
  • 13Ream
  • 19Lookman
  • 23Bryan
  • 25Onomah
  • 30Kongolo
  • 47Kamara

Referee:
Paul Tierney

Match Stats

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Post update

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Fulham 1.

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