Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Fulham: Son and Maddison Send Spurs Top of the Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Fulham: Son and Maddison Send Spurs Top of the Premier League

In another impressive display, Tottenham’s protagonists Heung-min Son and James Maddison led their team to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Fulham on Monday Night Football. Fulham remains in 16th place with just two wins in their last eight league games.

Oct.25 : Tottenham reclaimed the top spot on the table by defeating Fulham 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In doing so, manager Ange Postecoglou set a Premier League record with the best start by a manager after nine games. His transformation of Spurs in less than four months has put them in contention for Champions League qualification.

Throughout the game, Spurs applied relentless pressure from the front, with goals from Heung-min Son in the 36th minute and James Maddison in the 54th minute. These goals secured the three points that pushed them past Manchester City into the top spot. Calvin Bassey’s loss of possession near his box played a part in both goals.

Fulham worked hard to resist Spurs’ attacks and had their moments, including two fantastic saves by Guglielmo Vicario. However, they couldn’t recover after the second goal, and they remain in 16th place with just two wins in their last eight league games.

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Ange Postecoglou’s aggressive approach was evident from the start as Spurs pressed Fulham high and controlled the game. Joao Palhinha’s header was kept out by Vicario’s fantastic fingertip save. Although Fulham showed resilience and grew into the game, Spurs ultimately maintained their intensity.

The game opened up, and Spurs had chances to score. Richarlison had an opportunity to put Spurs ahead but fired just wide. Six minutes later, Fulham succumbed to Spurs’ pressure as Son scored a classy finish into the top corner. Had Kulusevski been more clinical, Spurs could have led 2-0 at halftime.

Silva made a double substitution at half-time for Fulham, bringing on Alex Iwobi and Raul Jimenez. However, another error by Bassey allowed Spurs to score their second goal. James Maddison capitalized on the mistake, giving Spurs a comfortable lead.

Fulham struggled to recover after the second goal, and the pace of the game subsided. Bassey had a chance to redeem himself but was fortunate that Maddison failed to punish him. Fulham had opportunities in the closing stages, but Vicario kept them out.

Tottenham, who only dropped points against London opposition before this game, maintained control throughout and continued their remarkable start to the season under Ange Postecoglou. Spurs are now back on top of the table and are in a strong position to compete for the Premier League title.

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Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou expressed his thoughts on the game, acknowledging that Fulham was a tough team to break down. He praised the team’s pressing but noted that their ball possession in the second half could have been better. Despite the subpar second half, Spurs have been consistent this season.

He also praised James Maddison’s performance, highlighting his creative abilities and hard work defensively. Postecoglou emphasized the need for discipline, especially at this level of play. The game served as a valuable lesson for the team.

Tottenham’s performance under Ange Postecoglou continues to impress as they aim for a successful season in the Premier League.

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