Participant rankings as Kane ties at high of Spurs scoring charts

Harry Kane moved degree with Jimmy Greaves on the high of Tottenham’s scoring charts with a second of magic to safe a 1-0 victory over Fulham on Monday.

Kick-off was delayed by a transport difficulty however was then pushed again just a little additional when the officers bought out on the pitch and realised their headsets weren’t related, however the sport did lastly get underway.

It almost bought off to a screamer of a begin in addition to Eric Dier leathered a clearance from the centre circle which gave Bernd Leno an actual scare because the ball landed on the highest of the Fulham goalkeeper’s internet.

Joao Palhinha and Harrison Reed pressed excellently in midfield and constantly gained the ball again excessive, inflicting Spurs all types of issues within the opening phases. Reed may have scored 20 minutes in as he despatched a volley in direction of purpose however his effort was straight at a really grateful Hugo Lloris.

The hosts dominated the opening half an hour however Spurs slowly grew into the sport within the dying embers of the primary half, and Kane dragged himself degree with Greaves because the membership’s all-time high scorer with a wonderful end from the sting of the field to offer Spurs an unlikely lead on the interval.

Kane almost doubled his tally early within the second half however may solely direct his header straight at Leno when he actually ought to have discovered the again of the online.

Fulham loved numerous possession within the second half however weren’t allowed to carry the ball into harmful areas, with Spurs’ spectacular defensive form guaranteeing they by no means actually regarded like dropping their lead.

An extended-range strike from Manor Solomon, which appeared to be going huge anyway, did trigger Lloris an issue late within the sport however that was about nearly as good because it bought for the hosts, who have been saved at arms size by Antonio Conte’s aspect till the full-time whistle.

Harrison Reed

Reed impressed for Fulham / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages

GK: Bernd Leno – 6/10 – Wasn’t massively busy however may do nothing to cease Kane’s wonderful purpose. Made a powerful save to cease the Spurs striker early within the second half.

RB: Kenny Tete – 6/10 – Nice power down the fitting aspect and stopped Son from discovering his groove in the course of the sport.

CB: Issa Diop – 7/10 – One other spectacular efficiency from Diop, who gained the battle towards Kane all the way in which till the striker’s wonderful purpose.

CB: Tim Ream – 6/10 – Usually strong however bought his positioning incorrect for Kane’s opener.

LB: Antonee Robinson – 6/10 – Flew up and down the left wing with actual power and offered a significant menace in assault.

DM: Joao Palhinha – 6/10 – Actually dominant early on however picked up a yellow card within the first half which appeared to depart him scared to maintain tackling. His affect light because of this and he was fortunate to not get despatched off after the break.

DM: Harrison Reed – 7/10 – Concerned in almost all the pieces optimistic from Fulham. His power within the excessive press outlined his aspect’s efficiency within the first half. Not as concerned after the break and sacrificed after the hour mark.

RM: Willian – 5/10 – Buzzed round along with his typical power with out ever actually providing a lot within the closing third.

AM: Andreas Pereira – 5/10 – Maybe took just a little too lengthy in possession when he may have discovered Mitrovic.

LM: Bobby De Cordova-Reid – 6/10 – An enormous menace down the left aspect within the first half. Frequently turned his defender and was at all times in search of a harmful cross into the field. Could not keep that degree after the break.

ST: Aleksandar Mitrovic – 5/10 – Seemed just a little pissed off with restricted service. Not as concerned as he would have wished to be.

Substitutes

Tom Cairney (65′ for Reed) – 6/10 – Noticed numerous the ball after he got here on however did not get the prospect to do a lot with it.

Manor Solomon (80′ for Tete) – 5/10 – Did not supply something completely different actually.

Carlos Vinicius (87′ for Willian) – N/A

Harry Wilson (87′ for De Cordova-Reid) – N/A

Supervisor

Marco Silva – 5/10 – Set issues up completely in midfield however could not discover the way in which to hyperlink that to assault. Spurs made a shift on the break which Silva could not counter.

Emerson Royal

An excellent exhibiting from Emerson / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages

GK: Hugo Lloris – 6/10 – Some strong saves however nothing you would not count on from him.

CB: Cristian Romero – 7/10 – Wasn’t stretched too far by Mitrovic however did effectively to get in entrance of most of Fulham’s crosses.

CB: Eric Dier – 6/10 – Struggled within the first half however loved Fulham’s transition to crosses into the field. Impressed within the air.

CB: Ben Davies – 6/10 – Too detrimental within the early phases however addressed his positioning at half time to make extra of an affect.

RM: Emerson Royal – 7/10 – Certainly one of his finest performances in a Spurs shirt. An actual presence at each ends of the sector, continuously seeking to trigger issues for the Fulham defence.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 5/10 – Did not get pleasure from his battle with Palhinha and Reed. Must step up quickly earlier than Pape Matar Sarr makes an actual declare for his place within the staff.

CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 6/10 – Some glorious moments and a few actually disappointing ones. Sums up Tottenham on the minute, actually.

LM: Ivan Perisic – 5/10 – Actually off it right here. Seemingly gave all his expertise to Emerson for this one.

AM: Dejan Kulusevski – 6/10 – Some disappointing strikes within the first half however a tactical change after the break noticed the Swede get extra concerned. Good link-up play with Emerson.

AM: Son Heung-min – 4/10 – Slightly lucky to keep away from a crimson card within the first half of what was one other quiet efficiency from Son. Did get the help for Kane’s opener nevertheless it was only a fairly primary cross.

ST: Harry Kane – 6/10 – Barely had a kick earlier than his attractive purpose, after which he went again to struggling to become involved.

Substitutes

Richarlison (76′ for Son) – 6/10 – Nonetheless coping with restricted minutes as he works on his health.

Yves Bissouma (90′ for Kulusevski) – N/A

Supervisor

Antonio Conte – 7/10 – Took a short time to determine the best way to counter Fulham however figured it out ultimately. A tactical tweak at half time, bringing Son and Kulusevski narrower, shifted issues in Spurs’ favour.

Participant of the match – Emerson Royal