Tottenham 2-1 Fulham LIVE! Mitrovic goal -Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Tottenham 2-1 Fulham LIVE! Mitrovic goal -Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Tottenham vs Fulham – LIVE!

Tottenham Hotspur maintained their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over Fulham that did not do justice to their best attacking display so far on Saturday.

Goals in each half by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane earned Tottenham a fourth win in six games but in-form Aleksandar Mitrovic’s effort set up a nervy finale.

For the first time Tottenham manager Antonio Conte unleashed Richarlison from the start to form an attacking trident with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min and it proved an exciting formula.

But after almost constant Tottenham pressure it was midfielder Hojbjerg who finally earned Tottenham the lead they deserved with a neat 40th-minute finish.

Kane made it 2-0 in the 75th minute and the superb Richarlison was denied by the woodwork and had a goal disallowed for offside as he did everything but open his account.

Mitrovic struck a superb reply in the 86th for his sixth league goal of the season but Tottenham sealed the win that put them on 14 points from six matches. Fulham have eight points.

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17:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham made it six games unbeaten and put in a much-improved display in a 2-1 win over Fulham.

Goals either side of half-time from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane put the hosts in control but Aleksandar Mitrovic’s late strike gave Fulham hope.

Spurs also had goals by Heung-min Son and full debutant Richarlison disallowed for fractional offsides in a dominant performance.

Dan Kilpatrick was in N17 to rate the home players...

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Tottenham 2-1 Fulham: Match report in full

17:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

Harry Kane equalled Thierry Henry’s record of 43 goals in Premier League London derbies as Antonio Conte’s side put in a much-improved performance to beat Fulham on Saturday.

While questions had been asked of Spurs’ ability to control games, the returns of Cristiano Romero Rodrigo Bentancur, as well as Clement Lenget’s full debut, helped them raise the level after Wednesday’s disappointing draw with West Ham.

The home side continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 victory and, crucially, saw plenty of positives emerge.

Read our full match report here!

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FT: Tottenham 2-1 Fulham

17:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

OR NOT!

16:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s been ruled out for offside!

GOAL! Tottenham 3-1 Fulham | Richarlison ‘90

16:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

90:00 - Richarlison wraps up the three points for Spurs with his first goal for the club.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

There’s suddenly a very different complexion to this match after another brilliant Mitrovic goal. Romero, who was on a booking, was too weak in a 50:50 with the forward, who took full advantage. Spurs may have to cling on here despite a totally dominant 83 minutes.

GOAL! Tottenham 2-1 Fulham | Aleksandr Mitrovic ‘83

16:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

83:00 - Game on! Mitrovic has his say with a brilliant finish after cutting inside and unleashing a poweful shot.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

More individual accolades for Kane, who is now the joint highest scorer in Premier League London derbies and the outright third highest scorer in the League’s history. But this has very much been an impressive team performance from Spurs.

GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Fulham | Harry Kane ‘75

16:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

75:00 - He’s done it!

Harry Kane is now level with Thierry Henry as the leading goalscorer in London derbies with 43.

The England captain latches onto a loose ball to finish well.

Game opening up

16:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

65:00 - Fulham look a lot more dangerous after their triple sub, asking more questions of Spurs.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Triple sub for Fulham with James, Willian & Cairney all on. Boos for Willian

CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAHM

16:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

58:00 - Sessegnon’s shot from close range is saved brilliantly by Leno.

Dan Kilpatrick from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Spurs are playing with real confidence, perhaps over-confindence even as Fulham’s first effort comes from Mitrovic after the hosts were caught playing out from the back. Lloris makes a fine one-handed save from the striker’s deflected effort.

CHANCE FOR FULHAM

16:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

54:00 - Lloris’ first save!

Mitrovic has a shot from 20 yards and the deflection means the Frenchman has to tip it over the bar!

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

Spurs have started the second half with the same intensity. Richarlison has already tested Leno and set up a good chance for Dier.

Fulham stand tall

16:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

49:00 - Son cuts inside and tees up Kane, though his shot is blocked off for a corner.

Spurs sitting back

16:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

46:00 - Perfect plan for Tottenham now.

Sit back and look to hit Fulham on the counter. It can’t be that simple, can it?

Back underway!

16:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here we go!

One off another record for Harry Kane

16:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

Elsewhere in the Premier League

16:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

Close but not close enough

15:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Half-time odds

15:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

SBK: Spurs vs Fulham

Spurs - 1/9

Draw - 7/1

Fulham - 28/1

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

A timely reminder that Conte’s Spurs can play in possession on the front foot. Spurs much improved and deserving of their lead. Another assist for Richarlison, who has linked up well with Kane. Lenglet tidy too.

HT: Tottenham 1-0 Fulham

15:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Spurs unlucky not to be further ahead after a much better opening 45 minutes.

SIX minutes added on

15:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

45:00 - Fulham are limping along to half-time.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Spurs fully deserving of their lead after a much improved first half here. This is the type of performance fans were expecting against Wolves, Forest and West Ham.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Fulham | Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg ‘40

15:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

40:00 - Tottenham have their breakthrough!

Hojbjerg plays a quick one-two with Richarlison and finishes well from 12 yards.

It had been coming!

More last ditch tackles from Fulham

15:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

38:00 - Kane plays Richarlison into the box with a lovely reverse pass, though Tete clears at the final moment.

Kenny Tete booked

15:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

35:00 - The Fulham defender goes in the book for time wasting at this early stage.

CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAM

15:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

33:00 - Son hits the bar!

The South Korean looks back to his best and was teed up by Kane after the England captain trapped Lenglet’s pass and played in his teammate.

Son’s shot, however, only meets the underside of the crossbar.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

No coincidence that Spurs look better in possession with Romero and Bentancur back in the side. The latter is having a very tidy game and moving the ball forward at every opportunity.

Marco Silva fuming

15:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

29:00 - The injured Robinson will be replaced by Mbabu eventually, with Silva fuming Fulham can’t get the sub done quickly.

GOALMOUTH SCRAMBLE!

15:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

27:00 - How did that not go in?

Richarlison’s brilliant touch following Hojbjerg’s ball tees him up for a shot, though the away side manage to get bodies in the way.

Kane then tries where the Brazilian failed, though he’s blocked off too.

Fulham injury worry

15:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

25:00 - Antonee Robinson needing treatment after injuring his ankle while losing his footing before crossing.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

There’s a high-pitched scream from what I think is Richarlison’s box (Brazil flags AOTS) directly behind the press box, as he gets in behind & squares for Son, whose effort is deflected over.

Penalty claim

15:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

23:00 - The ball appears to strike Ream on the arm after Richarlison’s cut back but nothing is given.

Fulham lucky there!

CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAM

15:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

19:00 - Dier slams a free-kick from around 30 yards right into the wall but Son manages a volley on the rebound, though it is held by Leno.

Mitrovic gets involved

15:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

17:00 - The Serbian hasn’t had much luck so far and swipes at a half-chance, dragging a shot from distance wide.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Much better from Tottenham!

Fulham try their luck

15:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

14:00 - Andreas Pereira shoots wide from distance, with Spurs growing into this game.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Spurs have started with an encouraging intensity and their short corners are causing Fulham all sorts of problems. First Son set up Richarlison from a corner on the right, before he found the back of the net with a similar move from the left - only for the flag to go up against Kane.

DISALLOWED GOAL!

15:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

11:00 - Son has the ball in the back of the net after a volley but Kane - who touched the ball on the way through - was offside.

CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAM

15:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

09:00 - Richarlison should really do better with a header from close range after Son’s inswinging cross.

Looked to glance it when power was needed.

CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAM!

15:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

08:00 - Kane forces a smart save from Leno down to his right, with the Spurs hero just one goal off Thiery Henry’s record in London derbies.

Sniff for Fulham

15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

05:00 - De Cordova-Reid gets in-behind but Lloris rushes off this line to clear the ball.

Good start for Fulham

15:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

04:00 - Fulham looking tidy on the ball, albeit Spurs do tend to cede possession.

Certainly, the away side are looking to dominate the game in the opening stages.

KICK-OFF

15:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

We’re underway at Tottenham!

The dangerman

14:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

The question marks hanging over Tottenham

14:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Kurzawa reveals he’s ‘watched every Fulham game’ as he completes move

14:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Layvin Kurzawa has completed his loan move to Fulham from PSG on deadline day.

The 29-year-old, capped 13 times for France, has not been involved at all in Paris over the past 12 months, and joins Fulham on a season-long loan deal from the the Ligue 1 side.

It is unlikely to be be the only deal Fulham wrap up in the final hours of the summer transfer window, with Willian set to arrive on a free transfer and Dan James close to sealing a loan switch from Leeds. The club are also pushing to sign former Tottenham forward Carlos Vinicius.

“I feel very, very happy to be here, it’s a family here, everyone is very cool,” Kurzawa told FFCtv.

Read his comments in full here!

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Lloris backs ‘top player’ Son as Tottenham struggles continue

14:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris says there is no doubt that Heung-min Son will come good soon despite another subdued outing against West Ham on Wednesday.

Son played his part in Spurs’ goal in the 1-1 draw at the London Stadium when Thilo Kehrer turned into his own net under pressure from the South Korean.

But last season’s Golden Boot winner cut a frustrated figure again, and only showed one flash of his best when he sent a deflected shot over the crossbar.

Son has now failed to score in Spurs’ first five matches of the campaign but Lloris is not concerned about his team-mate’s form.

Asked if Son was off the pace, Lloris said: “No, he’s still looking for his first goal, he’s an offensive player.

Read his comments in full here!

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Why young trio hold key to success of Tottenham’s busy transfer window

14:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

At the start of August, Tottenham were being hailed as probable winners of the transfer window but, as deadline day passed with barely a whimper from Hotspur Way, some supporters were left frustrated.

Spurs signed seven players - with Destiny Udogie immediately returning to Udinese on loan - but their most recent addition to the current squad was Djed Spence, way back on July 19.

For disgruntled fans, perhaps the novelty of the signings simply wore off or Spurs’ disjointed (but unbeaten) start to the season left them spooked.

Or was it reasonable to expect Spurs to build on their strong start to the summer with further signings after Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Spence?

Certainly, there is a case that Spurs might have been more aggressive in taking advantage of a £150million cash injection by owners ENIC and their return to the Champions League.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full analysis here!

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Can Tottenham click into gear today?

14:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Latest odds

14:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Betfair: Tottenham vs Fulham

Spurs - 4/9

Draw - 18/5

Fulham - 6/1

Willian eager to face Tottenham after sealing Premier League return

14:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Willian is ready to prove he can still cut it in the Premier League after joining Fulham yesterday.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea winger, who turned 34 last month, has joined on a free transfer after leaving Brazilian club Corinthians and has signed a one-year contract.

Willian’s arrival was part of a busy deadline day for Fulham, who also signed Leeds winger Dan James and Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa on a season-long loan deals.

Read the full story here!

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Confirmed Fulham lineup

14:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Tottenham lineup

14:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gus Poyet: Tottenham have one of the best attacks in the world

13:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Speaking to Lord Ping, the former Spurs star said: “Tottenham have one of the best front lines in the league. The biggest difficulty for Spurs was finding that player who will share that striker position with Harry Kane, but nobody wants to wait behind Kane until he gets possibly injured. Richarlison is a good buy because he can also play wide and offer competition to the wingers.”

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Conte talks up Dier

13:44 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte has said “reliable” Eric Dier is now among the top defenders in the Premier League but insists he has too much respect for Gareth Southgate to try to convince him to recall the centre-half for this month’s internationals.

Dier has been tipped to return to Southgate’s England squad for the first time in nearly two years after establishing himself as the lynchpin at the heart of Conte’s back three.

The Tottenham head coach says he can see Dier’s desire to become a top defender “every day in his eyes” and challenged the 28-year-old to score more goals.

“Now in England, we are talking about the best and most difficult league in the world and now Eric is [at] an important level of defenders,” Conte said of Dier, whose last England cap came against Iceland in November 2020.

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Three out of three?

13:34 , Matt Verri

A 4-1 win over Southampton. A 1-0 win over Wolves.

Two from two at home for Tottenham so far this season - certainly big favourites to extend that winning record this afternoon.

Silva: Tottenham a really physical side

13:25 , Matt Verri

Marco Silva is expecting his Fulham side to face an incredibly tough test this afternoon.

“We know they are a really strong side, a lot of individual quality but really solid as a team,” Silva said.

“They’re quality, but physical as well. They are a really physical team, in all the challenges they are aggressive, in the right way, off and on the ball.

“And they have some individual players who can decide things in one moment.

“We know that they always try to be solid, for them it doesn’t matter if they play at home or away, they always try to play in the same way.”

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Conte admits Tottenham have lots of work to do

13:14 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte says there is “still too to much distance” between Tottenham and the Premier League’s top clubs for his side to be considered title contenders, as he admitted his squad could become stretched by the Autumn schedule.

Spurs signed seven new players in the transfer window, with Destiny Udogie immediately returning to Udinese on loan, but Conte says they need at least three more transfer windows before they are on the same level as the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

“In this transfer window we did what the club could do,” Conte said ahead of the visit of Fulham. “And I think that we did good things.

“But I have to be honest with you because if I see the other squads of the top teams there is still too much distance.”

Read his full comments

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Prediction

13:06 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have been grinding out wins for an impressive start to the season, but Fulham have proven themselves to be no pushovers.

Draws with Liverpool and Wolves, wins over Brentford and Brighton and a narrow loss to Arsenal is a fine start for themselves.

They have strengthened well, bringing in three players on deadline day alone, but Spurs should have enough about them to see out the win.

Tottenham to win, 3-1.

Fulham team news

12:58 , Matt Verri

Fulham could hand debuts to Carlos Vinicius, against his former club, Willian and Dan James, who was a target for Spurs, after they signed before the transfer deadline.

Loanee Shane Duffy is available again after being unable to face parent club Brighton, but Harry Wilson and Manor Solomon are still out.

Tottenham team news

12:48 , Matt Verri

Tottenham hope to have Rodrigo Bentancur available after he missed the draw with West Ham, while Cristian Romero is back in training.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg appeared to struggle at times with his fitness at the London Stadium, so could be rested. Heung-min Son may see his place at risk after another below-par display.

Tottenham predicted XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Doherty, Bissouma, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Richarlison, Kane, Son.

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How to watch Tottenham vs Fulham

12:38 , Matt Verri

TV channel and live stream: Due to the ongoing 3pm blackout restrictions in English football, today’s game will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.

However, you can watch highlights on BBC One’s Match of the Day at 10:25pm.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here with us, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Good afternoon!

12:30 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tottenham vs Fulham!

It’s a second London derby in a row for Spurs, after their draw with West Ham in midweek. Once again Antonio Conte’s side were a long way from their best and they were perhaps fortunate to leave the London Stadium with even a point.

Fulham have made a brilliant start to life back in the Premier League and they’ll fancy their chances of a big upset.

We’ll have all the latest build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm BST from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Stay tuned!

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