Tottenham won a hard fought victory at Craven Cottage last night in a match which ended 2-1 to the visitors after a late come-back, complete with two stunning goals.
The first half was mediocre, with Spurs perhaps having the better of the chances. Maarten Stekelenberg was on top form, and Erik Lamela, Jermain Defoe and Paulinho all missed chances to put Tottenham ahead.
The best chance of the half probably fell to the Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, who skipped past a couple of Fulham defenders before blazing his final shot well over the crossbar from a few yards.
The second half looked more lively and Fulham took the lead through a lovely strike from Ashkan Dejagah who had been played in behind the Spurs back line, and he scored with sublime accuracy into the far left hand corner.
Tottenham picked up the pace after this and finally earned their equaliser after they earned a corner. The ball was put in, headed clear by a Fulham head before Vlad Chiriches stuck a lovely left-footed shot along the floor through countless bodies and into the bottom left-hand corner of the Cottagers' net.
In desperate need of the three points, the north London club surged forward again, and eventually took the lead through Lewis Holtby. He was given the ball by Kyle Walker and feigned a shot before launching an absolute rocket from outside the box to seal the points for Spurs.
It was a much needed win for the Lilywhites and, although there were moments of panic, they eventually got the job done, albeit with the help of two strikes that they won't see on a regular basis.
Tottenham now look forward to their game away at Sunderland on Saturday, whereas Fulham host Aston Villa.
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