An unlikely goal disallowed by hand prevented Fulham from getting anything out of Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Craven Cottage, who took the win thanks to an own goal (0-1).
The most controversial play of the match came in the second half, with Fulham turned upside down in search of a tie. Josh Maja chased a rebound in the area to beat Hugo Lloris, but the VAR sent the play to review for a previous hand in which a Fulham player had it completely attached to the body.
The review ended with the goal disallowed to the disbelief of Fulham, who could no longer pierce Lloris’ goal.
Before Tottenham had advanced, in a first part in which it was far superior to its neighbors in London. Harry Kane had a couple of occasions to overtake the ‘Spurs’, but it was Gareth Bale who started the path of the first goal.
The Welshman recovered the ball in his own field and launched the counter with a long ball for Dele Alli. He opened the left wing for Heung-min Son and the Korean put a low center to the heart of the area. There he touched the ball and Abdul-Nasir Adarabioyo could do nothing to get it into his own goal.
That was the only goal in a gray game for Tottenham, but it helps them to get the three points and stay eighth in the table, with 42 points, three behind the European zone. Fulham remains in relegation places eighteenth, with 23 points, three from salvation.