Register Login Scores

International

Spurs Leave It Late Against Fulham

Lewis Holtby scored a late winner as Tottenham Hotspurs snuck past Fulham 2-1 in their London Derby at Craven Cottage in their Premier League clash.

Rene Meulensteen taking charge of Fulham for the first time since replacing Martin Jol had a good start when his side took the lead against their London rivals.

The first real chance of the game fell to recalled striker Jermaine Defoe, who replaced Roberto Soldado in the starting line-up. The England striker produced a sublime turn and fired a left-footed shot which Maarten Stekelenburg had to punch to safety.

Former Tottenham Hotpurs striker Dimitar Berbatov then produced a moment of magic as he controlled and turned before firing at goal but Hugo Lloris was up to the challenge and tipped the effort out for a corner with 23 minutes on the clock.

A minute later and Spurs caught their hosts on the break, Defoe picked out Paulinho with a superb pass but the midfielder blasted over the bar from 10 yards out.

Meulensteen’s men then took a well-deserved lead through Iranian Ashkan Dejagah who controlled a lofted ball from former Manchester United forward Berbatov, and opened the scoring with 56 minutes played.

Fulham looked set to pick up a debut win for their new manager but it was not to be as Andre Villas- Boas’ men pushed forward in search of an equaliser.

First Vlad Chiriches hit a long-range half-volley after 73 minutes and brought the visitors level before substitute Holtby struck a winner in the final 10 minutes of play to end Andre Villas-Boas' side's four-game winless run and hand Fulham a sixth consecutive defeat.

Pienaar: I Am Delighted To Be At Spurs

8 comments

Top 5

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

125 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Real Madrid Transfer Talk: Seven Out, Eight In?

27 May 06, 2021 12:29 PM in LaLiga

Pitso Punished, Hands Ahly Players 24-Hour Rest

79 May 13, 2021 11:57 AM in Players Abroad

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

4 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

Three-Year Deal For New Chiefs Signing?

95 May 18, 2021 08:41 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Khune To Step Aside?

36 May 16, 2021 08:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Target Swooped Up By SA Agency  

12 May 17, 2021 09:57 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

CAF Announce Host City For Champions League Final

28 May 16, 2021 12:34 PM in African Football

Baxter Jets Out, Talks Ongoing

26 May 13, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Sundowns Most Valuable Left Backs Through The Years

13 May 13, 2021 04:18 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News