January 24, (THEWILL) – Harry Kane’s moment of magic secured a 1-0 victory for Tottenham over Fulham on Monday, moving him to level with Jimmy Greaves at the top of the club’s scoring charts.
The game got off to a delayed start due to a transport issue and technical difficulties with the officials’ headsets. However, once the game began, chances opened up. Eric Dier nearly scored with a thunderous clearance from the centre circle, but it landed on the top of Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s net.
Fulham pressed excellently in midfield with Joao Palhinha and Harrison Reed consistently winning the ball back high, causing problems for Spurs in the early stages. Despite the pressure from Fulham, Kane was able to secure the lead for Tottenham with a glorious finish from the edge of the box just before halftime.
In the second half, Fulham enjoyed a lot of possession but were unable to bring the ball into dangerous areas due to Tottenham’s impressive defensive shape. A long-range strike from Manor Solomon caused a momentary scare for Lloris, but it was ultimately not enough for Fulham to mount a comeback.
Tottenham’s defense held strong until the final whistle, securing the victory and moving Kane level with Greaves as the club’s all-time top scorer. Up next is an FA Cup fourth round showdown against Preston North End while Fulham will look to bounce back in their upcoming FA Cup match against Sunderland at home.